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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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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 17 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.