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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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New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.