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July 3, 2015 2 Comments

FBI Issues Terror Alert Ahead Of July 4th Holiday Weekend

Seth Jones of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at Rand, discusses why law enforcement issued the alert.

July 2, 2015 2 Comments

BP To Pay Gulf Coast States, Feds $18.7 Billion

The British oil and gas giant has agreed to the settlement to resolve legal claims resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

June 30, 2015 3 Comments

Google Is Manipulating Search Results, Study Finds

The study by top legal and economic scholars found the search engine giant knowingly buries its competitors. Google refutes the findings.

June 30, 2015 136 Comments

Social Justice Activist: Slavery Never Ended, It Just Evolved

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative recently launched an effort to mark where lynchings took place in the U.S.

June 29, 2015 10 Comments

Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Execution Drug

The case was brought by a group of Oklahoma inmates who argue the use of the drug amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

June 29, 2015 22 Comments

Confederate Flag Flying Again, After Activist Bree Newsome Took It Down

The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released.

June 29, 2015 19 Comments

3 More Decisions From The Supreme Court

The high court ruled today on cases relating to capital punishment, power plant emissions and congressional redistricting.

June 26, 2015 Comment

Kentucky Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriage Starting Today

Gov. Steve Beshear has told the state’s county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, after today’s Supreme Court ruling.

June 26, 2015 3 Comments

Opponent Of Same-Sex Marriage Reacts To Ruling

Jim Campbell is senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian law group.

June 26, 2015 Comment

Saying Goodbye To Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Thousands are gathered to hear President Obama pay tribute to the pastor and eight parishioners killed in the Charleston shooting.

June 26, 2015 Comment

Obama Lauds High Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

The president says the ruling will end the patchwork of laws on marriage across the country and the uncertainty that they create.

June 26, 2015 3 Comments

Supreme Court: Same-Sex Couples Have Right To Marry Anywhere In U.S.

Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court for Slate, discusses the ruling, which is the culmination of two decades of litigation.

June 26, 2015 4 Comments

Attorney Who Argued Same-Sex Marriage Reacts To Ruling

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier is one of the two attorneys who argued Obergefell v. Hodges before the Supreme Court and won.

June 26, 2015 3 Comments

Dozens Dead After Terror Attacks In Three Countries

An attacker tried to blow up a factory in France, gunmen opened fire at a resort in Tunisia and there was a blast near a mosque in Kuwait.

June 26, 2015 Comment

Mass. Pioneer In Same-Sex Marriage Fight: Supreme Court Ruling ‘Very Exciting’

Julie Goodridge and her ex-wife were plaintiffs in the case that gave same-sex couples the right to marry in Massachusetts in 2003.

June 26, 2015 14 Comments

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

The court’s 5-4 ruling means 14 states will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

June 25, 2015 4 Comments

President Obama’s Final Push To Close Guantanamo

Questions remain about what happens when the prison is shut down. Where will future U.S. detainees in the so-called war on terror go?

June 25, 2015 Comment

Supreme Court Upholds Key Tool For Fighting Housing Bias

The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing laws prohibit practices that harm minorities, even without proof of intentional discrimination.

June 24, 2015 Comment

Boston Marathon Bomber Apologizes For The First Time

“I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done,” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said.

June 24, 2015 5 Comments

White House Won’t Prosecute Hostages’ Families For Paying Ransom

President Obama says the U.S. will no longer threaten families with prosecution if they pay ransom to terrorist groups.


From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

July 1 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn't like having one.

July 1 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.