Iraq’s cabinet decided to postpone the country’s first population census since 1987 yesterday, largely because of a longstanding conflict over the northern city of Kirkuk. The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse reports that the city is controlled by the Arab-dominated central government, but it is also in the oil-rich land claimed by the autonomous Kurdish government.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Residents have decided not to hold a public commemoration to mark the first anniversary this coming Saturday of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.3 Comments | more »
School bullying used to take place in hallways and classrooms. Now much of it happens online. Some school districts are hiring private companies to monitor social media for potential problems.10 Comments | more »
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was a friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She joins us and says, “He was the best of us.”Comment | more »