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Rundown for November 27, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 10 Comments

GOP Senators More Troubled After Rice Meeting

Three Republican senators who met Tuesday with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice say they are more troubled now over her initial explanations about the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya.

12:15 PM EDT 506 Comments

Top Neurosurgeon Claims ‘Proof Of Heaven’

Dr. Eben Alexander is prompting much discussion over his claim that while in a coma he met a guardian angel and traveled through many realms of existence to meet a divine being.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

The Once-Promising Political Career Of Jesse Jackson Jr.

The jockeying for position to fill the seat soon to be vacated by Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. has begun. Jackson resigned last week, acknowledging treatment for bipolar disorder.

12:40 PM EDT 5 Comments

Are Profits Driving Treatments For Prostate Cancer?

Cases in California, Washington, Maryland and South Carolina are leading investigators and Medicare to ask if financial incentives are influencing treatments doctors recommend for prostate cancer.

12:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

A Sit-Down With Alexander McCall Smith

At this year’s Boston Book Festival, Here & Now’s Robin Young spoke with prolific author Alexander McCall Smith. His latest book is “The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel.”

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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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June 30 38 Comments

Chorus Helps Trans Men And Women Find Their Voice

The all-trans chorus was founded to help people learn to use their changing voices in a safe space.

June 30 123 Comments

Social Justice Activist: Slavery Never Ended, It Just Evolved

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative recently launched an effort to mark where lynchings took place in the U.S.

June 29 12 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29 34 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.