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Rundown for December 1, 2011
12:06 PM EDT Comment

European Central Bank Chief Hints At More Support For Euro

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted the bank is prepared to play a bigger, yet limited role in the resolution of Europe’s debt crisis – but only after the 17 countries that use the euro tether their economies more tightly.

12:15 PM EDT 4 Comments

Explaining The Payroll Tax Cut Debate

As President Obama urges Congress to extend and expand the payroll tax cut that’s set to expire at the end of this year, we look at what’s at stake.

12:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

NYC Turns To Haiku To Improve Traffic Safety

Would seeing poetry on a road sign make you more likely to follow traffic rules? That’s the idea behind a new “curbside haiku” campaign that kicked off this week in New York City, aimed at promoting road safety.

12:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

Medal Of Honor Recipient Sues Defense Contractor

Dakota Meyer received a Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan, but now the young Marine is suing the defense contractor he used to work for, BAE Systems. He claims the firm is blackballing him because he complained about a plan to sell technology to Pakistan’s government.

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12:55 PM EDT 7 Comments

Todd Rundgren: A Wizard, A True Star

In a career that started in the late 1960s, musician Todd Rundgren has done it all, and at the age of 63 he’s still doing it– touring with his reunited progressive rock band Utopia.

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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

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