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Rundown for November 6, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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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.