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Rundown for December 7, 2012
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Protests Resume In Egypt As Opposition Rejects Talks

The political crisis in Egypt is deepening, as clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi spread beyond Cairo.

12:15 PM EDT Comment

Partners In Health Marks 25 Years In The Field

Boston-based Partners In Health got its start in 1987, when Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl helped set up a one-room clinic in Haiti. It now serves nearly 2.5 million people across the globe.

12:35 PM EDT 6 Comments

Veteran Recalls Pearl Harbor Attack

Howard Snell is one of a shrinking number of American veterans who survived Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7, 1941, Snell was an 18-year-old chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy.

12:40 PM EDT 5 Comments

Software Developers, Goldman Sachs Face Off In Court

Voice recognition pioneers Jim and Janet Baker claim Goldman Sachs gave them bad financial advice to sell their company to a competitor that went belly up within weeks.

12:50 PM EDT 7 Comments

Ugly Buildings We Love To Hate

Boston’s City Hall is a building many people love to hate. Brian Sirman, who teaches a class in “reviled architecture,” explains why this and many other buildings are so despised.

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

October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.