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Rundown for November 13, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Another General Under Scrutiny In Sex Scandal

‘A Greek tragedy’ is how one congressman today described the latest revelations in the case of emails about an extramarital affair that ended the career of CIA director David Petraeus last week. Pictured above: Marine Gen. John Allen and Jill Kelley of Florida.

12:15 PM EDT 3 Comments

Protecting Coastal Communities After Sandy

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has pledged that all that sand and everything that sits on it will be put back. But with sea levels rising and the threat of more super-storms, is that the right move?

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Tension Between Japan And China Over Islands

As Japan and China continue to exchange angry words over their competing claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, the BBC’s Rupert Wingfield Hayes finds a growing wave of nationalism in Japan.

12:40 PM EDT 4 Comments

Still Wrestling With The Consequences Of Combat

Karl Marlantes’ 2010 novel ‘Matterhorn’ was called the best novel of the Vietnam War ever written. His latest book, now out in paperback, is ‘What It Is Like To Go To War.’

12:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

Throwing Down In A ‘Cook Fight’

It all began with a challenge to two food writers at The New York Times. Their new book is ‘CookFight: 2 Cooks, 12 Challenges, 125 Recipes, An Epic Battle for Kitchen Dominance.’

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.