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August 28, 2014 2 Comments

What Happens When Callers To 9-1-1 Speak No English?

Tom Banse of Northwest News Network visited a Salem, Ore., emergency dispatch call center to find out the answer.

August 28, 2014 Comment

Hollywood Producer Arrested For ‘Fitting The Description’

Charles Belk was arrested on his way to feed a parking meter, and held for six hours on suspicion of armed robbery.

August 28, 2014 Comment

Drug Addiction Treatment Is Controversial In Guatemala

The vast majority of people at treatment centers in Guatemala City were sent to rehab by their families – against their will.

August 27, 2014 Comment

Former Vatican Ambassador Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse

Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, could face criminal charges outside the Holy See.

August 27, 2014 Comment

What We Know About The Americans Fighting In Syria

Douglas McAuthur McCain, who was killed over the weekend, was believed to be fighting alongside Islamic State militants.

August 27, 2014 2 Comments

Reporters Say Questions About Police Corruption Led Them Back To The Newsroom

The Philadelphia Inquirer says it dug up damaging evidence against reporters at its sister newspaper the Daily News.

August 26, 2014 8 Comments

It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri

From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR’s Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.

August 26, 2014 13 Comments

Edward Snowden Speaks Out

Journalist James Bamford traveled to Russia to interview the man who leaked hundreds of thousands of NSA documents.

August 25, 2014 14 Comments

A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

Jim Bueermann says the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath point to the need for a conversation about policing in the U.S.

August 25, 2014 3 Comments

Thousands Gather To Mourn Michael Brown

The father of the 18-year-old who was shot by a police officer has asked for a “day of silence” as his son is laid to rest today.

August 25, 2014 4 Comments

How Police Departments Became Militarized

The latest piece of equipment received by Jackson County, Missouri, is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, or MRAP.

August 25, 2014 Comment

Michael Brown To Be Laid To Rest

Hundreds of people are gathering to say goodbye to Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.

August 22, 2014 8 Comments

Hip Hop Community Responds To Ferguson

Lauryn Hill’s song “Black Rage” is one of several released in response to the shooting and protests in Ferguson.

August 22, 2014 Comment

Supporters Of Haiti’s Former President Try To Block His Arrest

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who returned to Haiti in 2011 after years of exile, is accused of corruption and drug trafficking.

August 22, 2014 Comment

After Foley, How To Protect Journalists In Conflict?

Th U.S. refuses to pay ransom for hostages, but that doesn’t stop terrorist groups from continuing to kidnap journalists in conflict areas.

August 21, 2014 2 Comments

Bank Of America Agrees To Nearly $17 Billion Settlement

It settles allegations that the bank — and companies it later bought — sold risky, mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis.

August 20, 2014 Comment

Macy’s To Pay $650,000 In Racial Profiling Investigation

The chain will also bring in an independent monitor, and institute new policies aimed at reducing racial profiling at its New York stores.

August 20, 2014 2 Comments

Officials In China Shed Properties As Anti-Corruption Campaign Continues

NPR’s Frank Langfitt discusses the Chinese real estate market, and how officials are selling properties at steep discounts.

August 20, 2014 2 Comments

A Look At How Obama Has Navigated Racial Tensions

As calls grow for the president to visit Ferguson, Peter O’Dowd reports it’s the latest step in a long journey navigating racial tensions.

August 20, 2014 2 Comments

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

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August 27 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.

August 26 8 Comments

It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri

From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR's Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.

August 26 95 Comments

A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, "our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia."