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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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November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 25 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.

November 20 7 Comments

The Obama Administration’s Strategy In The Fight Against ISIS

The president's special envoy to Global Coalition to Counter ISIL discusses the administration's strategy against the militant group.

November 20 24 Comments

The Language Of Counterterrorism: Is Obama Striking The Right Tone?

President Obama has been careful about how he frames terrorist attacks and the fight against extremism. Some say too careful.