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Rundown for December 12, 2012
12:05 PM EDT Comment

Fiscal Cliff Talks Drag On

Both sides are putting ideas on the table, but are we any closer to a deal? ABC’s Rick Klein joins us for an update.

12:12 PM EDT 6 Comments

Vanguard Founder John Bogle: ‘Stop Looking For The Next Apple — Buy Widely And Hold For Life’

Investment giant John Bogle says over his 60 plus years in finance, the industry has gone from investing to speculating, and the change is hurting our economy, and our society.

12:30 PM EDT 3 Comments

Amazon To Charge Sales Tax In Mass.

Starting next holiday season, Massachusetts residents will pay taxes when shopping at online retail giant

12:40 PM EDT 32 Comments

The Modern Reality Of The French Foreign Legion

More than just a fixture in movies from the 30’s and 40’s, the French Foreign Legion has seen more continuous fighting than any other military outfit in the world.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Indian Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies At 92

Shankar died Tuesday at age 92. A statement on his website said he died in San Diego, near his Southern California home with his wife and a daughter by his side.

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October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 35 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30 5 Comments

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Two English professors and longtime friends got the idea for "Shakespeare, Not Stirred" while having a drink together.

September 30 5 Comments

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.