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Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.
A new study shows that films featuring prominent female characters profit more than those that don't.
The state legislature voted to ban the device that heats up a sphere of alcohol, and then you inhale the vapors. Doctors say this is not proven safe.
A pizza delivery man in Oregon received a 23 cents tip on a $22 check. He accepted it graciously. The next day he got a thank you note from the bad tippers and a $20 bill.
Journalist Kate McGee, of member station KUT in Austin, joins the program from Texas, delivering an update on the Fort Hood shooting and the responses — both from President Obama and Army officials.
Early reports confirmed that one person is dead and 14 people are injured in the shooting at Fort Hood. The Army base was recently the scene of another shooting rampage in 2009. Tom Bowman explains.