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New CDC report finds stunning suicide increases among middle-aged Americans

JUDY WOODRUFF: There’s been a stunning increase in the suicide rate among middle-aged Americans. The finding is part of a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that spells out how much suicide is a growing public health concern in the U.S. Ray Suarez has more. RAY…

Brutal job search reality for older Americans out of work for six months or more

JEFFREY BROWN: And now back to the jobs picture. Despite the good news in today’s employment report, nearly two million Americans 55 and older are still out of work. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at the continuing struggles of the long-term jobless in their 50s. It’s the latest in an…

Author Michael Pollan: ‘If you’re letting a corporation cook it, the odds are you’re not getting healthy food’

JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, what are you having for dinner? Where did it come from? And, most relevant to our topic today, did you prepare it, cook it, yourself? Michael Pollan has been exploring all things food in a series of books. His latest is “Cooked: A Natural History…

Maher: Boston bombers f*cked with the wrong ‘peace-loving Christian people’

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher dedicated a portion of his weekly “New Rules” segment to admonishing the people who believe that the U.S. civilian justice system isn’t adequate to adjudicate the cases of terrorism suspects. “New Rule,” he said, displaying a photo of Boston…

Maher: NRA guests Perry, Palin and Nugent are ‘The Axis of A-holes’

The news that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was joining other Republican stalwarts at this weekend’s National Rifle Association (NRA) convention struck Real Time host Bill Maher as a perfect fit on Friday. “Ted Nugent is speaking, he’s speaking, Sarah Palin is speaking,” Maher said after playing a clip from…

Chris Matthews chides ‘same-politics marriage’ between NRA and RNC chiefs

MSNBC host Chris Matthews slammed the celebratory tone of the first day of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual convention on Friday. “[Americans] want a way to stop felons, the criminally insane and wifebeaters, if you will, from getting more firepower,” Matthews said. “Well, forget about all that. The National…

Cat ‘meme’ makers sue Warner Bros. over video game copycats

The creators of two popular online cat videos have sued Warner Brothers for allegedly using their characters’ likenesses in the company’s “Scribblenauts” video game series. ABC News reported on Friday that “Nyan Cat” creator Chris Torres and “Keyboard Cat” creator Charles Schmidt are accusing the media conglomerate and game developer…

Newtown victim’s mom tells Moyers: ‘Our hearts are broken, our spirit is not’

The mother of one of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting told Bill Moyers on Friday she and the other parents bereaved in the December 2012 attack were not discouraged by the Senate’s refusal to pass an amendment expanding background checks on gun purchases. “Our hearts are…

L.A.-area hikers may have to pay portion of $160,000 manhunt after drugs were found in their car

Orange County officials are considering requiring two hikers to pay for a portion — or even all — of a $160,000 search party after a small amount of methamphetamine was found in their car, according to a Thursday report in the Los Angeles Times. Nicolas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack,…

Benedict Cumberbatch discusses the isolation of playing Khan in new ‘Star Trek’

In this video from the Associated Press, stars of the new J. J. Abrams film, “Star Trek Into Darkness” discuss the film and the experience of making it at its gala premiere in London. Fans of the British TV series “Sherlock” will be excited to see this interview with Benedict…

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