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Rundown for December 7, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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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.