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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.

March 25 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 13 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.

March 24 7 Comments

Britain’s ‘Greatest Complainer’ Doesn’t Get Mad, He Gets Even

Jasper Griegson is a complaint expert and wrote over 5,000 complaint letters on behalf of readers of the British newspaper, The Daily Express.

March 24 13 Comments

Flushable Wipes Wiping Out Sewer Systems

It turns out flushable wipes aren't septic-safe -- and they've been wreaking havoc on London's sewer system and systems around the world.