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Rundown for November 12, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 7 Comments

Congress Looking For Answers On Petraeus Affair

Questions are being asked about who in the White House knew what when about the extramarital affair that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign suddenly on Friday.

12:15 PM EDT 14 Comments

D-Day And ‘The Boys Of Pointe Du Hoc’

Author Patrick K. O’Donnell’s latest book, ‘Dog Company,’ tells the story of the Army Rangers who accomplished one of D-Day’s most dangerous missions: taking out the big German guns at the top of a cliff.

12:20 PM EDT 21 Comments

Robin’s Thoughts On Petraeus And Broadwell

Here & Now’s Robin Young reflects on her past interviews with both Paula Broadwell and David Petraeus, who gave Robin two of his military coins.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Egypt’s Bumpy Road To Democracy

The process of drafting a new constitution in Egypt is causing a heated debate. Thousands of Islamists marched in Cairo on Friday, demanding the constitution be based on Shariah law.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

All Black Friday, All The Time!

Thanksgiving is early this year, and so are Black Friday deals. Home Depot launched its first pre-Black Friday deals last Friday – three weeks before the official launch of the holiday shopping season!

12:50 PM EDT 4 Comments

A Growing Community Of Jews In Nigeria

It came as a surprise to longtime researcher William Miles that Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja is home to a community of thousands of Jews.

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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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Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.