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September 17, 2014 Comment

Manhunt Underway In Pennsylvania For ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Suspect

Authorities are searching for Eric Frein, who is suspected of shooting two police officers in the Pocono Mountains on Friday night.

September 16, 2014 7 Comments

Sheriff Defends Use Of Military Equipment

The Sheriff of Payne County, Okla., defends the possession and use of military equipment by local law enforcement.

September 15, 2014 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15, 2014 Comment

ISIS Profiting From Looting ‘Priceless’ Syrian Artifacts

A former Syrian museum director says ISIS is benefiting from looted antiquities by levying a tax on the bounty.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Pistorius Awaiting Sentencing After Guilty Verdict

Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing after a South African judge found him guilty of “culpable homicide,” the equivalent of manslaughter in the United States.

September 10, 2014 2 Comments

NFL Commissioner Tells CBS NFL Had Not Seen Rice Footage

Roger Goodell says that to the best of his knowledge, no one at the NFL had seen the full video of Ray Rice assaulting his fiancee.

September 9, 2014 2 Comments

Report: Malaysia Airlines Plane Downed By ‘High-Energy Objects’

According to a new report from The Dutch Safety Board, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by high-energy rockets.

September 9, 2014 Comment

Islamic State Structured Like A Government

A new report from The Wall Street Journal finds that the militant group is highly structured, allowing it to amass wealth, create laws and command operations.

September 9, 2014 Comment

Drones On The Range

Animal rights advocates are using drones to circumvent “ag-gag laws” that disallow them from filming possible abuses.

September 9, 2014 9 Comments

Tabloid Site TMZ Claims NFL Did Not Seek Ray Rice Footage

Celebrity gossip site TMZ is claiming the NFL never asked for footage showing former Baltimore Ravens player punching his then-fiancee, Janay.

September 8, 2014 12 Comments

New York’s Attorney General On Taking On Wall Street

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued the nation’s largest banks over their role in selling mortgage backed securities and won multibillion dollar settlements.

September 5, 2014 9 Comments

California Group Gives Voice To Detained Immigrants

The group is releasing a new documentary about detainee life called “Detention Stories: Life Inside California’s New Angel Island.”

September 5, 2014 Comment

Ex. Virginia Governor’s Conviction Could Serve As Warning To Politicians

David Nather of Politico discusses the lessons and implications of the trial of Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.

September 4, 2014 Comment

Ex-Virginia Gov., Wife Guilty Of Public Corruption

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have been convicted in a public corruption case.

September 4, 2014 7 Comments

Racial Gaps Not Unusual In Police Departments

Ferguson is not alone when it comes to a race gap in the police force. Nick Castele of WCPN took a survey of departments in Ohio.

September 4, 2014 5 Comments

Justice Dept. Broadens Investigation Of Michael Brown Shooting

Investigators will look beyond just the shooting itself and examine policing practices in Ferguson.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist

Steven Sotloff, who was was kidnapped a year ago in Syria, appears to have been beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Celebrity Photo Leak Raises Questions About Cloud Storage

The FBI is investigating claims that nude photos of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, were stolen and posted online.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Industrial Hemp Is Poised For A Comeback, But Hemp Seeds Hard To Come By

Hemp remains a controlled substance, according to the federal government. Still, some farmers are willing to take the risk.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Dozens Of Teens Escape Nashville Detention Center

The majority of the young men have been caught, but a few are still missing from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center.

Robin and Jeremy

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

September 16 7 Comments

Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported Agriculture

Kathy Gunst joins Cook's Illustrated executive food editor Keith Dresser at his CSA pickup and offers recipes for the seasonal CSA fare.

September 16 11 Comments

Remembering Jesse Winchester

Jimmy Buffett remembers his friend the late songwriter Jesse Winchester, whose posthumous album is being released today.

September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.