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Rundown for November 23, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.