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Rundown for December 21, 2011
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Boehner To Senate: Let’s Bargain On Payroll Tax

House Republican leaders are renewing their call for the Democratic-led Senate to bargain with them and try to end the stalemate over extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits.

12:15 PM EDT 24 Comments

Star Trek’s George Takei Recalls World War II Internment

When he was just five, Actor George Takei was one of some 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans forced to leave their homes on the West Coast after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Physicist Brian Greene Explains New Planets, Higgs Particle

Astronomers say they’ve found two more earth-sized planets orbiting a distant star. Planet hunters say this is a step toward finding a planet in the so-called “Goldilocks Zone,” a spot neither too cold, nor too hot, which can support water, and possibly life.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Libyan Rebels Heal Wounds Of War At Massachusetts Hospital

In late October, 22 Libyans, who were wounded during the fighting to oust Moammar Gadhafi, were flown by the U.S. State Department with funds from Libya’s Transitional Council to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts.

12:50 PM EDT 4 Comments

Cooking Hanukkah Latkes With A Persian Twist

Chef Reyna Simnegar was born in Venezuela, is Jewish and married an Iranian–a background that’s reflected in her Hanukkah menu. See her recipes for Persian eggplant omelette, sour apple latkes and cream doughnuts.

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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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