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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.

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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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‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.

May 19 16 Comments

White House Unveils Plan To Save Honeybees

The White House's Pollinator Health Task Force has released a strategy to help improve bee habitat and health.

May 19 2 Comments

Congressman Weighs Risk And Rewards In ISIS Raid

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says he's concerned about balancing the risk to soldiers and the value of the captured intelligence.