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Rundown for December 17, 2012
12:06 PM EST 3 Comments

Newtown Plans Burials As Investigation Continues

A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman.

12:15 PM EST 21 Comments

Who Would Carry Out A School Shooting?

What makes a person grab a gun – or several guns – and walk into an elementary school ready to kill? Many people are asking that question after the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

12:20 PM EST 2 Comments

Another Grade School Mass Shooting, 16 Years Ago In Scotland

The school shootings in Newtown, Conn. have revived memories of another massacre at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996. Sixteen children were gunned down, most of them just five years old.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Elections Raise Tension Between Japan And China

There is concern in China over the results of this weekend’s elections in Japan, where the conservative Liberal Democratic Party – which has taken a hard line against China – won.

12:40 PM EST 15 Comments

Newtown Tragedy Revises Gun Control Debate

The massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has renewed calls from some Democrats for a ban on military-style assault weapons.

12:50 PM EST 8 Comments

9 Holiday Gifts You Can Make In Your Kitchen

If you’re looking for gifts with the personal touch, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst says start in the kitchen. She shares nine delicious recipes, including biscotti and caramel sauces.

12:55 PM EST 14 Comments

Robin Essay: ‘A Little Child Shall Lead Them’

What was supposed to be a solemn moment in church, was wonderfully noisy thanks to some pint-sized helpers, who gave everyone a moment to reflect in the wake of Friday’s tragedy.

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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.