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Rundown for September 27, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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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 17 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.