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August 27, 2015 4 Comments

New Hampshire Rape Trial Exposes Alleged ‘Hook-Up’ Tradition

A former student at an elite prep school is on trial for allegedly raping a freshman girl two days before graduation in 2014.

August 27, 2015 3 Comments

Investigation: Companies Prey On Victims Of Lead Poisoning

Washington Post reporter Terrence McCoy found that many victims sold their settlements, sometimes for pennies on the dollar.

August 27, 2015 30 Comments

After Ex-Employee Kills 2, How Common Is Workplace Violence?

Psychiatrist Joel Dvoskin discusses how common these acts of violence are and how best to prevent them from happening.

August 26, 2015 Comment

Sheriff: Virginia Suspect Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Authorities say Vester Lee Flanagan II of Roanoke fatally shot two of his former colleagues during a live broadcast.

August 26, 2015 176 Comments

An Argument That The U.S. Immigration System Is Not Broken

Law professor Jan Ting says immigration reform is not needed, rather the U.S. needs to more strictly enforce existing laws.

August 26, 2015 8 Comments

Virginia TV Reporter, Cameraman Killed On Air

Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton says the suspect in the shooting has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

August 25, 2015 75 Comments

Living In America Without The Proper Papers

As part of our series this week on immigration, we talk with two women who are currently living in the U.S. illegally.

August 21, 2015 6 Comments

How Widespread And Intractable Is Child Pornography?

After the charges against former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, we take a broader look at the issue of child sexual exploitation.

August 20, 2015 7 Comments

Regal Cinemas Institutes Bag Checks

Moviegoers might notice some extra security at theaters this summer, following two attacks on movie theaters in the past month.

August 19, 2015 8 Comments

Is Ashley Madison Hack Story More About Cybersecurity Or Infidelity?

The parent company of the site, which uses the tagline “Life is short. Have an affair.” says it’s not “hacktivism,” but a criminal act.

August 19, 2015 4 Comments

ISIS Beheads Prominent Syrian Archaeologist

Khaled al-Asaad, 81, was the most prominent Syrian government archaeologist in the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra.

August 18, 2015 2 Comments

Investigators Search For Suspect In Thailand Bombing

Authorities believe a man seen in a security video wearing a yellow t-shirt and carrying a backpack set off the deadly explosion.

August 14, 2015 3 Comments

Ferguson Judge Says Things Are Getting Better

The city has made an effort to change by hiring a new interim police chief and municipal court judge.

August 14, 2015 7 Comments

On Firearms And The Killing Of Police

Police in states with high gun ownership are three times more likely to be killed on the job, according to a new study.

August 14, 2015 5 Comments

Violent Crime Up In Many Cities

There were 20 murders this week between Baltimore, L.A. and Chicago.

August 13, 2015 115 Comments

Parents Say Their Son Shouldn’t Be On Sex Offender Registry

Zach Anderson, 19, had sex with a 14-year-old girl who told him she was 17.

August 10, 2015 Comment

Protests In Ferguson Mark Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Killing

All eyes are once again on Ferguson, Missouri.

August 7, 2015 Comment

Video Reveals New Clues About Gardner Art Heist

Investigators have released never before seen video footage from the night before the largest art theft in history.

August 7, 2015 3 Comments

Slaying of Mexican Journalist ‘A New Low’

A suspect has been arrested in the killing of a photojournalist and four women in Mexico City.

August 6, 2015 2 Comments

A Year After Ferguson, Many Cities Debate Body Cameras

Boston is among the cities considering the use of body cameras for its police officers, at a cost of about $2.5 million.

Robin and Jeremy

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

August 26 12 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

August 25 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.

August 24 7 Comments

An American Music Playlist From The Strokes’ Guitarist

Albert Hammond, Jr., who was born in L.A. to two immigrants, answers the question, "What does American Music mean to you?"