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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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As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 13 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."