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Rundown for December 14, 2011
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

GOP Candidates Court Evangelicals In Iowa

GOP hopefuls Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum will be courting evangelicals at the screening of an anti-abortion documentary Wednesday night, but will evangelicals hold the sway they did in 2008?

12:15 PM EST Comment

The South Remains Unsettled On Republican Nominee

South Carolina will hold the first-in-the-South primary on January 21. But Politico reports that Southern conservatives are still divided on who their nominee should be, partly because of Gingrich’s past infidelity.

12:20 PM EST 21 Comments

Mixed Reactions To Broad Cell Phone Driving Ban

The spokesperson for AAA says that it would be difficult to garner the kind of public support needed to put the NTSB’s recommendation for a ban on all cell phone use while driving into law.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Concern, Or Lack Thereof, About Food Safety In Japan

Workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant are on course to get the reactors under control by the end of the year, but there are still worries over how the radiation affected food.

12:38 PM EST 9 Comments

Tweeting (While Listening) To The Orchestra

Longtime classical music fan Jennifer Nissenbaum recently bought a ticket for a “Tweet seat” at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and settled in for an evening of Tweeting.

12:45 PM EST Comment

Listener Letters: You Say Osawatomie, I say Osa-WAH-toe-mee

We take your thoughts after our recent stories about shadow work, China and Walmart and our pronunciation of the Kansas town of Osawatomie, where President Obama recently made a speech.

12:50 PM EST 6 Comments

A Sweet Bow To Tradition

Though in Italy they’re traditionally eaten at Easter, for producer Lynn Menegon’s family, “sweet bows,” or Farfallette Dolci, have become a Christmas staple. Her mother showed her how to make the family’s recipe, see photos.

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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.

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‘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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