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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.

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 1 4 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

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 3 Comments

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.