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October 31, 2014 Comment

Washington State Voters Weigh In On Two Contradictory Gun Control Initiatives

We take a look at the dueling ballot initiatives and consider whether the school shooting outside Seattle last week will affect the vote.

October 29, 2014 Comment

FTC Sues AT&T Over Unlimited Data Plans

The Federal Trade Commission argues the telecom giant cut internet speeds for customers who were using too much data.

October 29, 2014 9 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including “Flash Boys” and “Liar’s Poker.”

October 29, 2014 Comment

ISIS Uses Hostage As Part Of Propaganda Effort

The video shows British hostage John Cantlie acting as a war correspondent forecasting the fall of the town to militants, despite U.S. airstrikes.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Boko Haram Abducts More Nigerian School Girls

Thirty more Nigerian girls have reportedly been abducted by the Islamist group, despite negotiations and a reported ceasefire.

October 28, 2014 2 Comments

Counterterrorism Efforts Shift To Address ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks

Three so-called “lone wolf” terror attacks in Canada and New York last week reflect what some experts call a growing trend in terrorism.

October 27, 2014 7 Comments

Popular CBC Host Ousted Over Sex Allegations

Jian Ghomeshi, host of the radio show “Q,” has been fired over allegations of sexual violence. He, in turn, is suing the network.

October 27, 2014 Comment

‘They Kill You Twice': The Risks of Twitter Journalism In Tamaulipas

In this state in northern Mexico, organized crime is the de facto government. Murders of journalists are not uncommon.

October 27, 2014 Comment

Marysville Mourns Students Who Died In School Shooting

A 14-year-old girl wounded in the shooting has died, raising the death toll in to three, including the student who opened fire.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Police: Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

There were conflicting reports about the number of possible injuries, but police say the lone shooter is dead.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Canada Scrambles To Reduce Terrorism Risk

Canadian terrorism expert Wesley Wark wonders if Canadian authorities missed an opportunity to arrest the attackers.

October 23, 2014 2 Comments

Parliament The Day After: A Canadian Lawmaker Describes The Ordeal

Canadian MP David McGuinty was among those inside parliament when a gunman stormed inside and launched a shooting attack.

October 23, 2014 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23, 2014 2 Comments

Canadian PM: ‘We Will Be Vigilant But We Will Not Run Scared’

A day after a shooting attack in Parliament yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada urged the nation to remain strong.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Canada’s Parliament Back To Work After Shooting Attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today urged members of Parliament to seek medical help if they are suffering stress from the attack.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Going Inside The Mind Of Serial Killers

When police arrested Darren Vann in Indiana over the weekend, he confessed to killing seven women. We speak with a forensic psychiatrist.

October 22, 2014 11 Comments

Official Autopsy Of Michael Brown Shows Teen Was Shot At Close Range

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the official autopsy supports the Ferguson police officer’s statements that there was a struggle over his weapon.

October 22, 2014 Comment

China’s Corruption Campaign

A growing number of Communist Party and government officials are committing suicide in China, amid the crackdown on corruption.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Soldier, 1 Suspect Dead In Shooting At Canada’s Parliament

Police say one gunman was killed, and they were searching for as many as two others, after the shooting attack.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Louisiana Gov. Issues Executive Order To Better Protect Rape Survivors

The move follows revelations that some survivors were being charged thousands of dollars for forensic exams and treatment.

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

October 30 2 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

October 30 11 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 9 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."