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Monday's Stories May 25, 2015

Father's Love For Fallen Son Inspires Memorial Day Tradition

In what has become an annual tradition, volunteers join Paul Monti, whose son died while serving in Afghanistan, to plant flags at each gravestone at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

Problems Persist At VA Despite Congressional Mandate

Almost a year after a scandal rocked the Veterans Affairs administration leading to a $15 billion infusion to fix the problems, long wait times and limited access to care remain unsolved.

An Ordinary Day At Arlington National Cemetery

Official ceremonies will be held at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day. Here & Now's Lisa Mullins has this report of an ordinary day at the cemetery.

Remembering The 'Beautiful Mind' Of John Nash

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A Project To Identify Unknown Dead Of Pearl Harbor Attacks

The Department of Defense is undertaking a project to exhume and identify the unknown remains of those who died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attacks.

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Not Your Mother's Pot Brownie

A Boulder-based baker of marijuana-infused products is capitalizing on the growing popularity of "edibles" with a cookbook.

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Under Pressure In Europe, Amazon Changes Tax Strategy

Amazon could soon be paying higher taxes in Europe, as it stops routing its European sales through the low-tax country of Luxembourg.

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Getting More Flavor At The Grill

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst offers recipes for rubs and marinades to add more flavor into your grilled meat, fish and vegetables.

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Interior Secretary On Drawing New Visitors To National Parks

Memorial Day is a popular day for Americans to visit the nation's parks and monuments. We speak to the Secretary of the Interior, who oversees the National Park Service.

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Parts Of California Will Have Short Whitewater Rafting Season

Because of a record-low snow pack, the foam and chaos of big rapids will be short lived this summer for some rivers in the Sierra Nevada.

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Tiny Houses For The Homeless In Madison, WI

A program in Madison, Wisc., tackles homelessness by building tiny houses for the homeless.

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Debate Over Seal Hunting In Greenland Resumes

The Inuit people of Greenland are trying to get the European Union's ban on the sale of seal products overturned.

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Presidential Elections In Burundi Delayed

Amidst violent protests and a coup attempt, the president of Burundi has postponed the election -- that was scheduled for tomorrow -- until next month.

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May 19 19 Comments

White House Unveils Plan To Save Honeybees

The White House's Pollinator Health Task Force has released a strategy to help improve bee habitat and health.

May 19 2 Comments

Congressman Weighs Risk And Rewards In ISIS Raid

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says he's concerned about balancing the risk to soldiers and the value of the captured intelligence.

May 18 37 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Reflects On Death Sentence

Jeff Bauman says he opposes the death penalty, but the bomber's "life ended when he made the choice to do that."

May 18 10 Comments

Chef Ottolenghi On Food, And Its Role In Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jerusalem-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi is widely acclaimed for his restaurants and his cookbooks.

May 15 4 Comments

The Anatomy Of Viral Content And Internet Outrage

What makes an idea go viral? What creates Internet outrage? One man is finding out... tweet by tweet.

May 15 7 Comments

More Bad News About Honeybees: 40 Percent Died In The Last Year

It's the second-largest loss of honeybees ever recorded in a single year, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 14 18 Comments

‘Good Kill’ Takes A Searching Look At Drone Warfare

Ethan Hawke plays a former Air Force pilot who's now a drone operator, firing at suspected terrorists thousands of miles away.

May 14 5 Comments

No Resume, No Interview, No Problem At Yonkers Bakery

Greyston Bakery invites people to apply, regardless of immigration status, criminal records or work experience.

Spotlight

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

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May 21 7 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi's career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21 17 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

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‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.