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Rundown for November 30, 2012
9:34 AM EDT 7 Comments

Supreme Court Weighs Gay Marriage Cases

Plaintiffs fighting California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage there, are hoping that the Supreme Court will decide Friday to consider their case this term.

11:17 AM EDT 3 Comments

Mexico’s President-Elect Vows To Change Drug War Strategy

Mexico’s President-elect, Enrique Pena Nieto, will take office on Saturday and vows to change his country’s drug war strategy.

12:11 PM EDT 4 Comments

Conservative Bishops Embrace Hero Of Catholic Left For Sainthood

The late social activist Dorothy Day was a hero of the Catholic left. So why did the conservative U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops vote to advance her towards sainthood?

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

Penn State Ethics Class Takes On Sandusky Scandal

Penn State’s Ethics Leadership class is allowing students to confront the ethical dilemmas involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

12:48 PM EDT 2 Comments

Musicians, Poets Collaborate At Famous Cemetery

Filled with history, gardens and rolling hills, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass., turns out to be the perfect place for an unusual musical concert.

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Civil Rights Activist Lawrence Guyot Spent A Lifetime Fighting For Voters’ Rights

Civil Rights activist Lawrence Guyot died last Thursday at the age of 73. Throughout his life he fought for voters’ rights.

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

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World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

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Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 Comment

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.