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Rundown for November 19, 2012
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Gaza Death Toll Rises, Diplomats Try To Avoid Ground War

Both Israeli officials and representatives of Hamas, which governs Gaza, have been speaking behind the scenes with Egyptian diplomats about conditions for a ceasefire.

12:15 PM EDT 4 Comments

Syrian Americans Press For Regime Change

Michigan surgeon Abdelmajid Jondy recently returned to his native Syria to provide care in opposition strongholds. His American daughter is a member of the Syrian National Council.

12:35 PM EDT 17 Comments

What Really Killed Hostess Brands?

Hostess Brands will start selling off its assets on Monday. We take a look at what brought down the iconic 82-year-old maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread.

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

Athletes Find Quick, Easy College Credits Online

A small community college in Oklahoma is one of the schools offering two-week online courses that some athletes are turning to when they need quick credits to stay eligible.

12:50 PM EDT 8 Comments

What’s In A Twinkie?

All the talk about the possible loss of the Twinkie got us thinking about our 2007 interview with Steve Ettlinger, who set out on a quest to learn about the contents of the yellow snack food.

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August 21 21 Comments

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

August 21 Comment

Syrian Clarinetist Finds A Home For His Music

"Does the clarinet stop a bullet or does it feed a child or does it rebuild a destroyed home?" Kinan Azmeh asks. "Of course it doesn't. But... it can inspire."

August 20 Comment

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 7 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.