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Friday, June 21, 2013

Border Deal Boosts Immigration Reform, Food Aid Sinks Farm Bill

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

A deal to double patrol agents and bolster fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border is drawing more supporters to an immigration reform bill likely to come up for a vote in the Senate next week. But will it survive the House?

And for a third year in a row, lawmakers there couldn’t agree on a farm bill that expands some subsidies for farmers but cuts food aid to the needy.

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.

July 18 28 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18 4 Comments

Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

What will drive Israel's decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?