Joe Hernandez

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Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?

Monday, October 29, 2012

With the presidential race as tight as it is, it could turn out that the winner of the popular vote will still lose the election. And it's all because of an old American tradition: th...

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America's Growing Love for Tattoos

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has now confirmed that 21 percent of Americans are sporting at least one tattoo. That’s up from only 16 percent in 2003.

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Navy SEAL Dishes on Osama bin Laden Raid

Friday, August 24, 2012

A new book set to be released on September 11th tells the blow-by-blow account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and its author is reportedly a Seal Team Six member who was on the mission.

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Ohio Congressmen Push Defense Projects the Pentagon Doesn't Want

Thursday, August 23, 2012

While the Pentagon is pinching pennies from its budget after cuts that it says could jeopardize its ability to fight wars, America’s top brass are feeling pressure from an unlikely so...

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New Study Suggests Father's Age Related to Autism, Schizophrenia

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A new study published in the journal Nature correlates a father’s age with his children’s risk of having autism or schizophrenia. As Benedict Carey notes in The New York Times, the fi...

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Teenager Designs New Advanced Cancer Test

Thursday, August 23, 2012

In some ways, 15-year-old Jack Andraka is a normal teenager. He’s a fan of “Glee” and likes to kayak. But he’s also the mind behind a new pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times fas...

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Women's Health Leads Election Debate

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The debate over women’s health issues has been at the forefront of this election. We speak with two voters who are weighing their vote a bit more carefully this year in light of these events.

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Drought Closes Parts of Mississippi River

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Mississippi River is more than 12 feet lower than normal for this time of year. It's so difficult for boats to pass through that crews have shut down an 11-mile stretch to restore...

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Mary Elizabeth Williams' Guide to "Legitimate Rape"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The latest major political misstep goes to Todd Akin, Republican Representative from Missouri, who in an interview on Sunday said, "if it's legitimate rape, the female body has ways...

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Repercussions of Rep. Todd Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Comment

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On Sunday, Republican Representative Todd Akin said in an interview that "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." His gaffe became...

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Lost Languages Find a New Voice in Radio

Friday, August 17, 2012

If you’re a regular listener to the radio station KUYI in Keams Canyon, Arizona, you probably hear Native American intro music a lot. That’s because KUYI is one of roughly 50 stations that broadcasts on Native American lands to Native American listeners. And to boot, they broadcast in Native American languages, which are otherwise falling into widespread disuse.

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Some CEOs Making More Than Their Company Pays in Taxes

Friday, August 17, 2012

This isn't going to make any CEOs happy. The Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning group in Washington, D.C., released its annual report yesterday. It calls out specific companies like Conoco Phillips and AT&T for paying their CEOs more than they pay the government in taxes. Its conclusion? Taxpayers are ...

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Social Media #Bragging: The Science of Ego

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Posing for a cover shoot is scary..." That's the beginning of a tweet by Katie Couric, and it's a perfect example of a new subsection of social media. It's called a "humble brag." You know, telling people why your life is so hard, while subtly reminding us why your life is so sweet.

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New York Attorney General Goes After Libor Manipulators

Friday, August 17, 2012

If you think the government isn't serious about going after bankers, you don't work at the New York Attorney General's Office. Only weeks ago, Standard Chartered Bank made headlines when it was revealed that they allegedly laundered more than $250 billion for Iran, which is illegal in the United States. The State of New York has since settled with Standard Chartered, but now they have their eye on a bigger fish.

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First Non-Profit Brewpub Opens in Portland

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A handful of do-gooders are opening the first non-profit brewpub in the brewpub capital of the world, Portland. Staffed entirely by volunteers, The Oregon Public House expects to dona...

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Listeners Respond: Experiencing America's National Parks

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We're wrapping up our series on national parks with your experiences. Listeners from all corners of the country have texted, posted, and phoned in their favorite memories of national parks.

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Kirby Ferguson: Creating is Stealing

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Think about the last time you did something creative. Did you have help? If the answer is no… the answer is still yes.

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Testing the Psychology Behind Fonts

Monday, August 13, 2012

Last month, filmmaker Errol Morris published a quiz on The New York Times website that was seemingly about people's life outlooks. In actuality, it was testing something quite different.

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Looking at the Romney-Ryan Ticket

Monday, August 13, 2012

What are the political consequence of having Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket? How will it make a difference in November?

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Bobak Ferdowsi: The New Face (and Hair) of NASA

Friday, August 10, 2012

He's young, good looking, and has a mohawk bespeckled with bleached blonde stars. He's also the flight director of the Mars Science laboratory Curiosity Mission at the Jet propulsion ...

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