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Friday's Stories May 27, 2016

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC's director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we're close to the “end of the road” for antibiotics.

Peter Thiel's Support Of Gawker Lawsuit Prompts Debate Online

Gawker CEO Nick Denton challenged Thiel to an "open and public debate" in an open letter.

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician's appeal to voters. But there's more than one way to inspire confidence.

Louisiana's 'Blue Lives Matter' Law Makes It A Hate Crime To Target Police

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With Spring In Full Swing, Bridging The Energy Affordability Gap

Spring, when power bills from the winter start piling up, can be a desperate time for people like Lea Anne Shellberg.

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Election Roundtable: Trump Becomes Presumed Nominee, Clinton Scandal Resurfaces

Sirius XM's Julie Mason and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks join Here & Now for a review of this week's campaign news.

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France Is Roiled By A Series Of Labor Strikes

The strikes have disrupted oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and public transportation.

1:31 PM EDT 52 Comments

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn't so simple.

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Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Prescient Judicial Philosopher

Many of the social and legal challenges Brandeis faced are surprisingly similar to those we confront today.

1:11 PM EDT 7 Comments

The Man Who Filmed The Aftermath Of Atomic Destruction

Herbert Sussan's footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki was classified as top secret and suppressed for decades.

1:52 PM EDT 4 Comments

Netflix Programming Boom Means New Dramas, Cooking Shows And Sandler Flicks

The company announced earlier this year that it's planning to pour $6 billion into original programming in 2016.

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Facebook And Microsoft Team Up On Undersea Internet Cable

Silicon Valley companies are getting more and more involved in the internet's infrastructure.

12:52 PM EDT Comment

Here & Now Celebrates This Year’s Graduates

We listen to Tom Rush’s iconic “Child Song,” and honor graduates from the WBUR family.

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From Dorian Concept to Deerhoof.

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May 24 20 Comments

Remembering A Forgotten Scandal At Yale

Mark Oppenheimer was surprised to find how the scandal impacted those involved, almost 60 years later.

May 24 9 Comments

Arizona’s ‘Adopt-A-Burro’ Program Tries To Solve An Overpopulation Issue

The small donkeys are federally protected animals, but cause problems like digging up plants and walking on highways.

May 23 36 Comments

The Politics Of Home Ownership

Author Brian McCabe finds that our belief about home ownership as a way to improve civic life doesn't necessarily pan out

May 23 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it's been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.

May 20 2 Comments

Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, ‘No Confidence’ Of Fair Competition In Rio

Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia.

May 20 19 Comments

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.

May 20 Comment

The Rich, Sexy History Of Oneida — Commune And Silverware Maker

Once proclaiming free love and breeding for a super race, Oneida, New York became known for silverware production.

May 19 Comment

The Latest On The Missing EgyptAir Plane

We speak with Phil Ewing, NPR's national security editor.

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May 26 5 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.

May 26 3 Comments

NEADS Assistance Dog Bailey Graduates From Service Dog Training

NEADS provides dogs like Bailey, a yellow Labrador, for deaf and disabled Americans.

May 25 Comment

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 25 8 Comments

NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

Here & Now has been tracking service dog Bailey, who recently met his new owner, since last year.