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Rundown for November 23, 2011
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 15 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.