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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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December 16 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 2 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."

December 15 11 Comments

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

December 15 3 Comments

Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.