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Rundown for December 12, 2012
12:05 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.