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Rundown for November 9, 2012
12:06 PM EST Comment

Obama: Americans Agree With My Approach On Deficit

President Barack Obama says raising taxes on wealthiest Americans must be part of deficit reduction plan but says he is “open to compromise” and “new ideas.”

12:15 PM EST 24 Comments

Election 2012 Winners And Losers

Gay marriage and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida are on the lists of election winners.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Meet China’s Next President

We already know the name of the man who’s expected to be the next president, and it will become official during the Communist Party’s weeklong conference being held in Beijing.

12:40 PM EST 3 Comments

Barbara Kingsolver On ‘Flight Behavior’

The Washington Post says ‘Flight Behavior’ may be “the first great novel on climate change.”

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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

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

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.