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Bezos Can Help 'Post' Disrupt Other Businesses, Editor Says

"We're a business that has been disrupted," says Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron. "I think it'll be nice to have somebody who knows how to disrupt other people and other businesses." Jeff Bezos, Baron tells Here & Now, could be that person.

George W. Bush Has Heart Procedure; Stent Inserted

A blockage was discovered during his annual physical exam this week. The 67-year-old former president had surgery Tuesday. He's expected to be released from a Dallas hospital on Wednesday and to return to his normal schedule Thursday.

Parents On The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling

Many people laud the benefits of homeschooling. But the practice also has critics. Host Michel Martin talks with a group of parents about their personal experiences: homeschooling advocate Michael Farris, dad Paul Hagen and mom Shawn Spence.

Brother Wants Parents To Stop Siblings' Homeschooling

College student Josh Powell says he had huge gaps in his education from being homeschooled. Now, he's advocating for his siblings to attend public school, despite a religious exception given to his family. Host Michel Martin talks to Powell about his experience.

Will A Hockey Arena Save Detroit?

Despite filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is still on track to get a $450 million hockey arena - partially funded with public money. Host Michel Martin speaks with sportswriter Dave Zirin, who calls the move 'shameless,' and David Muller, a business reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan.

Whitey Bulger Trial: Jurors Begin Deliberations

Accused of 19 murders and racketeering, the infamous gangster has been on trial for nearly 9 weeks. Now 83, he was captured two years ago after 16 years on the run.

For Andy Warhol's Birthday, Museum Streams Video Of His Grave

Andy Warhol once said he would like for his tombstone to be blank. That didn't happen. To honor the icon of pop art, the Andy Warhol Museum, located in his hometown of Pittsburgh, is streaming video from his gravesite.

Boy Who Was Parents' Best Man Saturday Has Died

Logan Stevenson, the terminally ill two-year-old who acted as best man at his parents' wedding Saturday, has died, according to reports. The family's story touched many people who learned about Logan's parents' rush to get married in time for him to be part of the ceremony.

Will 'The New York Times' Be Next To Be Sold?

The purchase of The Washington Post by founder Jeff Bezos has renewed speculation that the Times might also soon go on the auction block. Could New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg be a potential buyer?

VIDEO: Boos And A Blooper For A-Rod

Watch and listen as a Chicago crowd gives Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez the business when he returns to the lineup on the same day he was hit with a 211-game suspension (which he's appealing). A-Rod managed to pop the ball into left field for a hit.