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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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December 18 Comment

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.