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Rundown for November 6, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 5 Comments

High Turnout, Some Problems As America Goes To The Polls

On this Election Day, we drop in on four crucial states: New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio, Colorado.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Voters in NY, NJ Not Deterred By Storm’s Effects

Election Day turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation.

12:36 PM EDT 2 Comments

Historically, Nov. 6 Has Been Good To Republicans

Since Election Day was standardized in 1845, there have been six presidential elections held on November 6. All of them have been won by the GOP candidate.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Will The Media Have Another ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Moment?

With polls showing a dead heat, will the media get the results right? This iconic image of the Chicago Tribune’s inaccurate headline has served as a cautionary tale for journalists since 1948.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

Reading Into The Presidential Reading List

Does what a president reads give insight into how he might lead? In this photo, President Theodore Roosevelt reads with his dog Skij on his lap in 1905.

12:55 PM EDT Comment

Advice For The Next President

Here & Now’s Robin Young hosted an event at Boston College Law School and asked the panelists, “You have the ear of the new president. What do you tell him?”

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

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New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.