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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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Robin and Jeremy

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

September 1 4 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.