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Rundown for November 15, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 7 Comments

Violence Between Israel And Gaza Escalates

Israel and Gaza exchanged missile fire again on Thursday, after an Israeli air strike killed the leader of Hamas’ military wing on Wednesday.

12:15 PM EDT 166 Comments

Has The Media Failed In Covering Climate Change?

Longtime journalist Wen Stephenson decided he had to become a climate activist. Now he’s back with a message for his former colleagues: You are failing.

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Nature Volunteers Run Shelters In NYC

Members of the Washington Conservation Corps, who headed cross-country to help with the Hurricane Sandy relief effort in New York, are doing some jobs they never expected to do.

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Petraeus To Be Grilled Behind Closed Doors

Former CIA Director David Petraeus is set to answer questions about the September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

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Previewing The Latin Grammys

The Latin Grammy awards will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday night. Dominican superstar Juan Luis Guerra is up for six awards, leading all nominees.

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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

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Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.