12:11pm

Wed January 9, 2013
The Salt

Kids Who Play Food Product Games May Eat More Junk Food

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 1:02 pm

Many popular food games for computers and devices like tablets are actually "advergames", created by food manufacturers to market their products to kids.
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Some kids can't get enough of online games where they can pretend to run a candy factory or decorate cakes. But children who play with these games may eat more, and eat more junk food, even if the game features fruit or other healthful choices, according to new research.

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12:11pm

Wed January 9, 2013
Around the Nation

The Second Amendment: 27 Words, Endless Interpretations

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 1:00 pm

The Second Amendment is short on words but long on dispute.
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The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is like:

  • an Etch A Sketch. You can make it into pretty much whatever you want.
  • an optical-illusory M.C. Escher staircase that climbs back into itself.
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11:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
Politics

Eyes Glazed? Cutting Through The Fiscal Talks

You might be feeling a bit hung over from all the 'fiscal cliff' negotiations. But the financial talks in Washington aren't over yet. In the coming months, the White House and Congress will face three major economic challenges. Host Michel Martin breaks down what you need to know for the next round of fiscal talks.

11:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
History

What The Emancipation Proclamation Didn't Do

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 12:11 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. But not everyone knows the real story behind the document. Host Michel Martin speaks with historian Lonnie Bunch, about what the Emancipation Proclamation did - and didn't do.

11:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
Pop Culture

Beauty Shop Fodder: Cabinet Picks And Reality TV

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 12:13 pm

The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in on President Obama's national security nominations. They also talk about whether reality television has sunk to a new low this season with shows about rural partying and baby mamas.

11:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
Music

Ravens' Ayanbadejo Digs 'Call Me Maybe'

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 12:05 pm

It's playoff season in the NFL. As part of Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, the Baltimore Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo shares some of the songs that keep him motivated on and off the field.

11:52am

Wed January 9, 2013
Shots - Health News

Caffeine In Supplements Varies Widely

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 1:28 pm

There might be much more caffeine than you think in those supplements you're taking. There also might be much less.
Janine Lamontagne iStockphoto

Caffeine is pretty much everywhere. It's in coffee and tea, of course, but also pops up in mints, gum, jerky and even maple syrup.

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11:40am

Wed January 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Obama Has Settled On Jack Lew, His Chief Of Staff, For Treasury

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 6:46 am

Jack Lew, current White House chief of staff. He's likely to be the nominee for treasury secretary.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters /Landov

Update: At 6 a.m. ET. Jan. 10, White House Announcement:

The White House has officially confirmed that President Obama will nominate his chief of staff, Jacob "Jack" Lew, to be the next Treasury secretary. According to a statement, the announcement is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET today (Thursday).

NPR's Scott Horsley had more about the nomination on Morning Edition.

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11:19am

Wed January 9, 2013
The Picture Show

Under Construction: The World's Largest Thermal Solar Plant

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 4:48 pm

The three solar fields and their respective towers. October 2012.
Jamey Stillings

According to photographer Jamey Stillings, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) will be the "world's largest concentrated solar thermal power plant" when complete at the end of this year. That's if we want to get all technical.

In plain terms: There's a huge solar plant under construction in the middle of the Mojave Desert, and Stillings has been documenting the process since the very beginning. Did you know this was happening? I didn't.

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10:14am

Wed January 9, 2013
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