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Rundown for December 28, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Last Ditch Effort Underway To Avert ‘Fiscal Cliff’

President Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House Friday afternoon, and House members are holding an unusual session Sunday.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

Jimmy Webb’s Great American Songbook

Jimmy Webb is probably better known for the songs he’s written for other people, but he’s also a terrific singer himself. That’s on display on his latest original album, “Just Across The River.”

12:35 PM EDT 3 Comments

Local Justice In Afghanistan

The Taliban has earned popularity in Afghanistan by delivering a form of local justice. But there are signs the Afghan government and police are making inroads to change that.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Advice To Pope: Sharpen Up Your Tweets

Here & Now’s media analyst offers some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for media companies and people who use Twitter – including Pope Benedict XVI.

12:50 PM EDT 10 Comments

Keeping The Faith In A Difficult Year

In a year that is ending with the horror of the Newtown massacre we wondered, how can we deal with the unspeakable grief left over from that day?

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September 11 7 Comments

Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse

A World Trade Center Health Program medical provider says chronic illnesses affecting first responders are lingering and becoming worse.

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Dennis Lehane Takes ‘The Drop’ From Screen To Page

Author Dennis Lehane discusses adapting a screenplay into a novel.

September 10 2 Comments

‘We Expect You Back’: A Friend’s Poem For James Foley

Poet Daniel Johnson had named the slain journalist James Foley as his son's godfather. Johnson remembers his friend in a recently published poem.

September 10 3 Comments

9/11 First Responder: ‘Invisible Diseases’ Are Killing Us

9/11 first responder John Feal says many others like him suffer from chronic physical and emotional diseases. His organization, the FealGood Foundation, works to get them compensation.