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Rundown for December 3, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 5 Comments

What 85 Donated Brains Reveal About Sports Concussions

Researchers at Boston University say the autopsies of 85 brains should leave no doubt that repeated head injuries can cause a progressive degenerative disease of the brain.

12:15 PM EDT 3 Comments

A Parents’ Guide To Finding A Runaway Child

A Massachusetts couple launched a social media campaign to find their daughter Allie. Now, they’re teaching other parents of runaway children how to do the same.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Survivors Recall Massacre Against Iraqi Kurds

Almost 25 years have passed since the town of Halabja in northern Iraq suffered the worst chemical weapons attack ever perpetrated against a civilian population.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Economic Growth Leaves More Indians Hungry

Nearly half of all children under age three in India are underweight and 80 percent are anemic. That means more than 30 million children – the population equivalent of Canada – are going hungry.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

Stravinsky’s ‘Rite Of Spring’ Turns 100

In May 2013, composer Igor Stravinsky’s landmark work “The Rite of Spring” turns a century old. Already, there have been conferences and performances all over the world to celebrate.

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September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.