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Rundown for November 13, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

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

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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 9 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 19 216 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.