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Rundown for November 23, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Retailers Fight Back Against Smartphone-Armed Shoppers

As hordes of Black Friday shoppers descend on stores in search of deals, many of them are armed with something that has retailers shaking in their boots: smartphones.

12:15 PM EDT Comment

Egyptians Protest Over Presidential Power Grab

Protests have erupted across Egypt and the offices of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood party have been burned, in response to Morsi giving himself sweeping powers.

12:25 PM EDT Comment

JFK’s Hometown Marks Anniversary

At this time 49 years ago, the nation was reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. There will be a memorial at his childhood home in Brookline, Mass.

12:35 PM EDT 15 Comments

Is It A Drone? A Swarm Of Bees? A UFO?

Technically the images captured by multiple video cameras in Denver are UFOs – unidentified flying objects – because no one knows what they are. Experts have ruled out birds, bugs and drones.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Fighting Irish Return To The Top

Notre Dame, one of the most storied programs in college football history, is rebuilding its mystique. The Fighting Irish are on the cusp of their first national championship since 1988.

12:50 PM EDT 5 Comments

Teen Detective ‘Colin Fischer’ Explores The Autistic Mind

Imagine being an alien anthropologist stranded on Earth. That’s how the title character is described in “Colin Fischer.” The book could help readers better understand people on the autism spectrum.

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

April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

April 23 Comment

Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.