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Rundown for November 12, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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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 15 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.