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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.

12:35 PM EDT 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 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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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 79 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.

June 24 9 Comments

Houston’s Mayor On Race, Roads And Gay Rights

Jeremy Hobson sits down with Annise Parker, the city's second female mayor and first openly gay mayor.

June 24 Comment

10 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina Evacuees In Houston

Syeda Hasan of Houston Public Media spoke with two New Orleans evacuees about what it took to call Houston home.