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Rundown for November 26, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.