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Rundown for November 28, 2012
12:06 PM EDT Comment

BP Suspended From New U.S. Government Contracts

BP has been temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion (pictured) and oil spill.

12:15 PM EDT 16 Comments

How To Prepare For The Next Superstorm Sandy

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston says we must improve U.S. infrastructure, so the next superstorm doesn’t cause as much damage as Sandy did.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Syrian Refugees Put Strain On Lebanon

New figures put the number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon at more than 100,000, with 30,000 more waiting to register. Many are struggling to find food, water and medical care.

12:40 PM EDT 4 Comments

Pediatricians: Teen Girls Should Have Access To Emergency Contraception

The American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors should provide prescriptions for the “morning after pill” to teenage girls, even if they have no plans to have sex.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

DIY Website For Kids Is A Gallery Of Ideas

Over the last decade, the “maker movement” has exploded. Now, a new DIY (do it yourself) website has been created for kids to learn and show off their skills.

12:55 PM EDT Comment

Listener Letters: Doctors’ Fees And Twinkies

We heard your from you on our story about doctors who prescribe expensive therapies, and we correct an error in our story last week on the possible demise of the Twinkie.

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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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

June 29 11 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.

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 82 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.