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Rundown for September 27, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 6 Comments

Political Wrap Up: From Polls To Debate Prep

President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states to promote a “new economic patriotism.”

12:15 PM EDT 105 Comments

Do ‘Ghost Bikes’ Show Failures Of Road Sharing?

So-called “ghost bikes” serve as a reminder of cyclist fatalities. But they may spotlight the need for more safety efforts.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Negative Ads Flood The Airwaves In Ohio Senate Race

Ohio’s Senate race was once rated one of the most competitive in the country, but a barrage of negative ads may be changing that.

12:40 PM EDT 5 Comments

New Allergy Test Offers Hope For Some Families

A new allergy test is revealing that some kids who were told they had food allergies are not allergic to what they thought.

12:50 PM EDT 5 Comments

The Voice Of Rocky The Squirrel Turns 95

In her decades as a voice actress, June Foray has portrayed a multitude of animated characters: From Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show to Witch Hazel from Looney Tunes.

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September 15 22 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.