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Rundown for November 26, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 8 Comments

Three Republicans Back Away From Anti-Tax Pledge

Three big-name GOP lawmakers have deserted conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge, now saying they’re willing to consider increasing tax revenues.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

New Rifts In Egypt Over President’s Power Grab

After four days of violent nationwide protests over President Mohammed Morsi’s decree granting himself sweeping new powers, a resolution to the political crisis may be close.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

States Want A Piece Of The ‘Cyber Monday’ Pie

An increasing number of online shoppers will have to pay state sales tax, as states fight back against online retailers.

12:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

When Washing Rags Creates Toxic Emissions

Shop towels, which are used to wipe up oil, solvents and chemicals, can release toxic chemicals into the air when laundered – but they’re largely unregulated.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

The First Visual Incarnation Of ‘Life of Pi’

Before the movie, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac won an international competition to illustrate the best-selling novel “Life of Pi.” We revisit our conversation with Torjanac and author Yann Martel.

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

September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.