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Rundown for November 18, 2011
12:01 PM EDT Comment

Syria Agrees To Western Observers As Attacks Continue

Anti-government activists inside Syria say President Bashar Assad’s security forces killed at least five people Friday. Meanwhile, the government has agreed to allow in western observers to avoid suspension from the Arab League.

12:06 PM EDT Comment

Occupy Protesters Take Stock After Day Of Mass Arrests

Occupy protesters across the country are regrouping after more than 200 were arrested in New York city on the two month anniversary of the movement’s start.

12:15 PM EDT 28 Comments

‘Everybody Gets To Decide How To Embody Blackness For Themselves’

We recently sat down with cultural commentator Touré who explained what “post-blackness” means to him. We met him at the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts, a club founded by African Americans where Touré says he received his “black nutrients.”

12:25 PM EDT Comment

Economic Crisis Overshadows Spanish Elections

The Socialist government that has been in power for the last eight years in Spain could be kicked to the curb on Sunday as economic concerns boost the case of the opposition.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Deconstructing The New ‘Twilight’ Movie

The newest “Twilight” movie opened Friday and features the birth of a half-vampire, half-human child– an allegory, Harvard extension school lecturer Sue Weaver Schopf says, of society’s discomfort with racial and ethnic mixing.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.