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Rundown for February 6, 2012
12:06 PM EST 3 Comments

Shedding Light On Romney’s Record On Contraception

As governor of Massachusetts in 2005, Mitt Romney required all Massachusetts hospitals, including Catholic ones, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims, even though some Catholics view the morning-after pill as a form of abortion.

12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Jobs Numbers Show ‘Bifurcated Economy’

Economist Cliff Waldman says that while more people are getting jobs, the percentage of people who have been unemployed for 6 months or more rose to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

12:20 PM EST 5 Comments

Looking For A Job And Turning To Twitter

Waltham, Mass., resident Dave Cutler is hoping his activity on social media will grab the attention of prospective employers and help him land a job.

12:35 PM EST Comment

57 Seconds Left In the Super Bowl And The Quarterback Says What?

It was an odd game last night — with Giants quarterback Eli Manning telling his running back not to score even though the Giants were losing. And this happened with less than a minute on the clock.

12:45 PM EST Comment

Super Bowl Ads: Amateurs Beat Out Madison Avenue

Move over Madison Avenue– consumers created the most popular ads this Super Bowl. From the funny to the wistful to the downright raunchy, which ads were the winners and losers this Super Bowl?

12:50 PM EST Comment

Margot Livesey Mines Scottish Roots And ‘Jane Eyre’ For New Novel

Author Margot Livesey read Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” when she was a nine-year-old in Scotland and identified strongly with the orphan Jane. We speak with Livesey about how Jane Eyre is incorporated into her new novel.

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November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 7 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.

November 21 5 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.