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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 504 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.

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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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April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

April 23 Comment

Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.