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Rundown for November 28, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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November 27 Comment

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.