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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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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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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 17 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.