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Rundown for November 29, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

What U.N. Recognition Means To Palestinians, Israelis

Despite U.S. and Israeli opposition, the United Nations is expected to vote to recognize a Palestinian state, and give it non-member observer status at the U.N.

12:15 PM EDT 59 Comments

Should Supermarket Plastic Bags Be Banned?

An increasing number of communities are banning the super-thin plastic bags commonly found in supermarkets. But what’s the alternative? Critics say paper bags may have a higher environmental cost.

12:35 PM EDT 5 Comments

White House, Congress Talk As ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Nears

With an end of the year deadline rapidly approaching, there has been little evident progress in negotiations on how to avert the economy-rattling “fiscal cliff.”

12:40 PM EDT 4 Comments

Tony Bennett On Zen, Art And His Prolific Music Career

At the age of 86, legendary singer Tony Bennett carries a full concert schedule, just released a new album and published a new book, “Life is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett.”

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

August 21 21 Comments

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

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Syrian Clarinetist Finds A Home For His Music

"Does the clarinet stop a bullet or does it feed a child or does it rebuild a destroyed home?" Kinan Azmeh asks. "Of course it doesn't. But... it can inspire."

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James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 7 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.