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Rundown for November 23, 2011
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Digesting The GOP Debate And Mitt Romney’s First TV Ad

The Republican candidates for president sparred over immigration, the Patriot Act and profiling during Tuesday night’s debate in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, a new Romney ad inaccurately portrays a quote from the President.

12:15 PM EDT 4 Comments

Libyan Author Plans His Return, With Hopes Of Finding His Father

Author Hisham Matar is returning to Libya for the first time in 30 years. In part, he’s hoping to find his father, a dissident who was jailed under Moammar Gadhafi.

12:35 PM EDT 5 Comments

UC Davis Chancellor: Police Were Told Not To Use Force

In an interview with the Sacramento Bee, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi insists the school’s police department defied her orders last week when they pepper sprayed peaceful Occupy protesters.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Protests Continue Ahead Of Planned Parliamentary Elections In Egypt

The UN is strongly condemning what it calls the use of excessive force by Egyptian security forces — as some Egyptian citizens continue to call for an end to the military’s rule.

12:50 PM EDT 11 Comments

Why Detroit Football Fans Are Protesting Nickelback Performance

The band Nickelback will be playing at the Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers football game, but some are petitioning against the group saying, “haven’t the good people of Detroit been through enough?”

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 30 2 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

October 30 10 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 9 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."