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Rundown for November 14, 2012
12:06 PM EST Comment

Obama: No Evidence Of Security Breach In Scandal

President Obama says he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and top military commander in Afghanistan.

12:15 PM EST 4 Comments

Rockaways Officials Blast FEMA, LIPA Response To Sandy

Officials in the Rockaways section of Queens say federal and elected officials failed them when Hurricane Sandy hit.

12:20 PM EST Comment

NYC Ombudsman: Public Housing Tenants ‘Have Gone Through Hell’

More than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, 20,000 people who live in public housing are still without heat and hot water, and some still don’t have power.

12:35 PM EST 3 Comments

Do You Know What ‘YOLO’ Means?

It’s that time again, when we start considering what words have found their way into our vocabulary this past year. The Oxford American Dictionary has named the verb “GIF” its word of the year.

12:40 PM EST 4 Comments

U.S. Airlines Face Pilot Shortage

The airline industry expects that a crippling shortage of qualified commercial airline pilots could hit the U.S. by next spring. Several factors have contributed to the problem.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Scandals Cloud BBC Anniversary

The BBC is marking its 90th birthday today, but the venerable broadcasting network is also being buffeted by two scandals.

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January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

January 21 22 Comments

What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

Sociologist Dalton Conley explains what it means for family dynamics when one sibling is significantly richer or poorer.

January 21 2 Comments

Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers his take on the president's plan and whether it goes too far or not far enough.