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May 2, 2016 3 Comments

Supreme Court, Still Down A Justice, Accepting Fewer Cases For Next Term

So far this year, the court is taking fewer cases, and fewer controversial cases, than normal.

April 28, 2016 10 Comments

Hastert Case Raises Questions About Statute Of Limitations

Law professor Marci Hamilton says Illinois’ call to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes is part of a national trend.

April 27, 2016 5 Comments

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

The hush-money case centered on accusations that Hastert sexually abused at least four students when he was a wrestling coach.

April 26, 2016 12 Comments

LGBT Magazine Editor Murdered In Bangladesh

Xulhaz Mannan, 35, was the editor of Roopbaan, and also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 22, 2016 24 Comments

Led Zeppelin To Climb The Stairway To Court

The trial will determine whether the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” was partially plagiarized from a little-known 1960s band called Spirit.

April 22, 2016 9 Comments

Student Who Reported Rape Could Be Punished For Violating BYU Honor Code

This week, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, protested the school’s response to sexual assault.

April 22, 2016 12 Comments

Former Friends Of Marathon Bomber Create Film, ‘Jahar’

The short film by childhood friends Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Henry Hayes premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

April 20, 2016 2 Comments

First Criminal Charges Filed Over Flint Water Contamination

The misdemeanor charges are the first to be filed in the ongoing state investigation into the lead contamination crisis.

April 19, 2016 17 Comments

A Year After Freddie Gray Died, Baltimore Activist Says City Hasn't Changed Much

In April 2015, Gray was arrested and later died of spinal injuries sustained in a police van. His death sparked riots and calls for change.

April 15, 2016 9 Comments

Mexico Now Deports More Central American Migrants Than The U.S.

Data also shows that more Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since 2009.

April 13, 2016 9 Comments

Blistering Report Calls On Chicago Police To Acknowledge Racism

The report calls on the department to acknowledge its racist past to improve relationships with the community it serves.

April 12, 2016 2 Comments

New Film Set During 1943 Race Riots In Beaumont, Texas

A new film by a Houston director is examining a dark period of Texas history. “The Example” is set during the 1943 race riots.

April 12, 2016 14 Comments

Texas Inmates Protest ‘Inhumane’ Conditions

Inmates in seven state prisons refused to leave their cells, in protest of what they call inhumane living and working conditions.

April 11, 2016 7 Comments

Goldman Sachs Forced To Pay Up Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department says Goldman Sachs will pay $5 billion to settle probes into its activities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.

April 11, 2016 5 Comments

Stop-And-Frisk Policy Under Scrutiny In Philadelphia

New data shows that nearly seven out of 10 stops last year were of black residents and many of the interactions were unconstitutional.

April 11, 2016 3 Comments

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Seeks Support In Congress

The federal appeals court judge has been meeting privately with lawmakers. NPR’s Nina Totenberg shares the latest.

April 11, 2016 4 Comments

Shooting Of NFL’s Will Smith Part Of Recent Spate Of Violence In New Orleans

In the past few weeks, at least four rapes were reported and multiple people were shot in separate incidents across New Orleans.

April 8, 2016 Comment

French Police Say They Have Arrested Fugitive Suspect In Paris Attacks

The suspect, Mohamed Abrini, is believed to be the mysterious “man in the hat” who escaped the double bombing at the Zaventem airport in Belgium.

April 8, 2016 6 Comments

Putin Responds To Panama Papers Allegations

The Russian president has called the massive document leak an American plot against his country.

April 7, 2016 8 Comments

Singer-Songwriter Ben Harper On Race, Police Violence And Making Music

Ben Harper’s new album addresses issues of race and police violence that have roiled the African-American community.


Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.

Robin and Jeremy

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

A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.

Examining The Call For Increasing The Minimum Wage

Here & Now looks at the impact a raise would have on states, the federal government and workers themselves.

April 29 17 Comments

What’s A Delegate? And Why Do We Even Have Them In The First Place?

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.