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

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.