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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Should Congress Have a Say In Further ISIS Airstrikes?

Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (Khalid Mohammed/AP)

Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (Khalid Mohammed/AP)

President Obama’s administration is weighing whether to expand military action in Iraq into Syria, against the Sunni extremist group known as ISIS.

Some members of Congress say the president needs their authorization to move forward. NPR’s Carrie Johnson joins Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer to talk about whether President Obama legally needs congressional authorization to expand military action.

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

August 3 2 Comments

Tony Award Winner Jessie Mueller On Taking On The Work Of Sara Bareilles

In the new musical "Waitress," Mueller plays a waitress in a Southern diner set to the music of Sara Bareilles.

August 3 5 Comments

Obama Announces Historic Plan To Limit Carbon Pollution, But Some Vow To Challenge It

The Clean Power Plan will require power plants to cut carbon dioxide emissions, 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

August 3 4 Comments

10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans’ Recovery Is ‘Tale Of Two Cities’

A lot has changed in the decade since Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans, but the recovery has been uneven.

July 31 24 Comments

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

The lion's death wasn't the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.