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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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November 27 Comment

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26 9 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.