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Rundown for December 6, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 7 Comments

Senator Jim DeMint Resigns To Head Conservative Group

Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a favorite among tea party activists, said Thursday he was resigning to take the helm of a conservative national think tank.

12:15 PM EDT 5 Comments

CIA, Pentagon Missions Increasingly Blurred

The Pentagon is assembling an espionage network that will rival the spooks who operate out of CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.

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Chinese Telecom Giant Hits Back At Critics

China-based telecommunications giant Huawei makes much of the vital infrastructure underling mobile phone networks. But it’s regarded with suspicion in the U.S.

12:40 PM EDT 17 Comments

Controversial Photos Prompt Ethics Questions

Two powerful photographs in the news recently have stirred up controversy and raised questions about the editorial and ethical decisions faced by editors and photo journalists.

12:50 PM EDT 56 Comments

Words We ‘Literally’ Want Out Of The Dictionary

“Literally” and the verb “impact” are among the many words that listeners told us they would ban if they could. We asked Steve Kleinedler of the American Heritage Dictionary for his thoughts.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.