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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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November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

November 24 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.