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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.

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World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 Comment

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.