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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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October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.