12:24pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Seeking a quieter Oakland

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12:06pm

Fri February 1, 2013
The Salt

An Oscar-Nominated Guacamole: Your Friday Visual Feast

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 9:11 am

Fresh Guacamole, an Oscar-nominated short film by PES
PES

12:00pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Sports

Brain Injuries And The NFL: A Fan's 5 Stages Of Grief

Mark Stahl iStockphoto.com

A few years ago, before "CTE" was as much a part of football conversations as "quarterback rating" or "wild card spot," I had a conversation with some friends about unsettling news stories that linked the sport to brain injury.

As we spoke, an avowed hater of sports piped up. "Football, as it's currently played, is completely indefensible," she said.

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11:31am

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Hillary Clinton Formally Resigns As Secretary Of State

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 11:47 am

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to her intoduction before speaking on "American leadership" on Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton formally resigned as the 67th secretary of state, just moments ago.

In a letter to President Obama, she said it was an "honor to serve."

"I am more convinced than ever in the strength and staying power of America's global leadership and our capacity to be a force for good in the world," she said.

She concluded, "On a personal note, it has been a pleasure to work with you and your team. Thank you, Mr. President, for your friendship, and for the opportunity to serve in your Cabinet."

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11:28am

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

3 Things To Say At A Super Bowl Party

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 9:02 pm

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Joe Skipper Reuters /Landov

If you're invited to a Super Bowl party and aren't quite up to speed about Sunday's big game, join the club. This blogger's a Buffalo Bills fan and tries to kind of tune out around this time of the season because, after all, it brings back some painful memories.

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10:57am

Fri February 1, 2013
It's All Politics

Reports: Republican Scott Brown Won't Seek Massachusetts Senate Seat

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 11:38 am

Republican Scott Brown, shown here on Capitol Hill in 2010 not long after coming to the Senate in a special election, announced Friday that he won't run in this year's special election in Massachusetts to replace Democrat John Kerry.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown will not seek the Republican nomination for Senate in a special election to replace Sen. John Kerry, the Democrat who on Friday was being sworn in as secretary of state.

The decision leaves Republicans in deep blue Massachusetts scrambling to find a candidate who can be competitive in a special election just five months away.

Brown, who won a 2010 special election for the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, lost the seat in November to Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

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10:40am

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

In Interview, John Kerry Says He Was Hired Before Rice Withdrew

The next Secretary of State John Kerry.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

For those of you who keep up with the details of Washington machinations. Here's a bit of surprising news: The next Secretary of State John Kerry told The Boston Globe that President Obama offered him the State gig a week before U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice removed her name from consideration.

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10:09am

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Taxi! Chinese Company Finds Fair Deal In London Cab Maker

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 10:13 am

Black taxis drive down The Mall in London. A Chinese company rescued the British automaker that manufactures the famous cabs.
Pierre-Philippe Marcou AFP/Getty Images

The iconic black cabs of London got a lift Friday when a Chinese company rescued the British automaker that manufactures the taxis. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said it will pay $17.5 million to buy Manganese Bronze Holdings, which has been making the cabs since 1899.

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9:33am

Fri February 1, 2013
The Salt

Pig Out In The Winter Or When Money's Tight? Blame Evolution

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 2:39 pm

When times are tough, that prehistoric urge to splurge on high-calorie treats like M&Ms still kicks in.
Daniel M.N. Turner NPR

Has the recession made you fat?

To the long and growing list of risk factors known to increase the risk of obesity, scientists recently added a new one: scarcity.

People given subtle cues that they may have to confront harsh conditions in the near future choose to eat higher-calorie food than they might do otherwise, a response that researchers believe is shaped by the long hand of evolution.

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9:25am

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Administration Issues Proposal On Birth Control Coverage

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 10:40 am

(The top of this post and our headline was updated at 1:35 p.m. ET.)

"The Obama administration on Friday proposed a work-around for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control," The Associated Press reports.

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