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Rundown for November 21, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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.

November 25 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 8 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.