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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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February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 97 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.

February 24 6 Comments

Uber’s New Turf: Mid-Sized Cities

The ride-for-hire service is expanding into areas without a strong taxi culture. We speak with the mayor of Des Moines, Iowa.

February 24 5 Comments

Jobs Growing In City Centers, Shrinking In Suburban Areas

A decades-long trend has reversed. As more people move to city centers, employers are moving with them.