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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.

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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.

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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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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

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Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.