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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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A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 37 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30 5 Comments

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Two English professors and longtime friends got the idea for "Shakespeare, Not Stirred" while having a drink together.

September 30 5 Comments

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.