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12:06 PM EDT Comment

Israel And Hamas Agree To Gaza Cease-Fire

Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end the fiercest round of fighting in nearly four years.

12:15 PM EDT 5 Comments

A Feast of Family Drama Films

What’s Thanksgiving without a little family drama? If you don’t get enough at the dinner table, you can get it from movies such as “Dan in Real Life” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

12:35 PM EDT 4 Comments

Wal-Mart Braces For Black Friday Walkouts

Wal-Mart is preparing for possible employee walkouts on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Organizers say they expect walkouts at about 1,000 U.S. stores.

12:40 PM EDT 7 Comments

What If Kids Ask About Elmo?

Parents are struggling to figure out how to respond to the story that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street after new allegations of sexual abuse.

12:50 PM EDT 4 Comments

Brian McGrory: How A Rooster Made Me A (Family) Man

Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory decided to trade in his carefree city living for suburbia, complete with two stepdaughters and a whole menagerie of animals, including Buddy, the family rooster.

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

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.

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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."

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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.