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Rundown for December 6, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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.

12:35 PM EST Comment

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 EST 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 EST 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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December 18 Comment

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 17 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.