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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 Amazon.com.

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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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 29 11 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29 34 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.

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 82 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.