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Rundown for November 16, 2012
12:06 PM EST Comment

Petraeus Testifies, Lawmakers Talk Fiscal Cliff

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike.

12:15 PM EST 19 Comments

Analyst: David Petraeus Is No General Patton

As commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus got credit as a great general. Is that an accurate reflection of reality? Not everyone thinks so.

12:35 PM EST Comment

FEMA Responds To Accusations It ‘Abandoned’ The Rockaways

New York City officials, as well as volunteers helping in the Superstorm Sandy recovery effort, say it took FEMA as long as two weeks to show up in the Rockaways, one of the hardest-hit areas.

12:40 PM EST Comment

What Pres. Obama Learns From Lincoln

President Obama held a private screening yesterday of Steven Speilberg’s new film “Lincoln.” What lessons does the Lincoln presidency hold for President Obama and for U.S. politics today?

12:50 PM EST 36 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s Guide To A Low-Stress Thanksgiving

Kathy’s strategy for Thanksgiving: plan, plan, plan. She lays out her timeline for Here & Now and shares four great recipes.

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 221 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.