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Rundown for November 30, 2012
9:34 AM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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.

1:03 PM EST Comment

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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College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 15 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.