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Rundown for December 5, 2012
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Obama Hardens On Raising Tax Rates, Divided Republicans Plan Next Move

In his first post-election interview, President Obama insisted that Republicans will have to agree to tax rate increases as part of any plan to avoid going over the looming “fiscal cliff.”

12:15 PM EST 39 Comments

Hotel Confidential: An Industry Insider Tells All

Jacob Tomsky’s new book, “Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality,” discloses all the ways a front desk clerk can get back at rude guests.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Hazardous Materials Plague Two U.S. Towns

While more residents of Paulsboro, N.J. are ordered to leave their homes due to air contamination from a train derailment, authorities in northwest Louisiana are still working to secure explosive powder.

12:40 PM EST Comment

After Gaza Ceasefire, A Stronger But Divided Hamas

Most analysts say Hamas emerged stronger from the latest violence between Israelis and Palestinians. But Hamas is divided, with one set of leaders in Gaza, and another set in exile.

12:50 PM EST 14 Comments

Reporting The Revolutionary War

It’s pretty cool to feel a piece of history in your hands. That’s what we got to do when Todd Andrlik came to talk about his book “Reporting The Revolutionary War: Before It Was History It was News.”

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February 26 34 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

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DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 105 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.