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December 18, 2014 30 Comments

Anger, Worry In Hollywood As Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’

U.S. officials now believe with “99 percent certainty” that the North Korean government was behind the hacking attack on Sony.

December 17, 2014 3 Comments

In The Media: Torture By Any Other Name

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses how language choice in the media can frame the way we think about a subject.

December 17, 2014 2 Comments

The Man Behind The School Attack In Pakistan

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban is a man named Maulana Fazlullah, but he’s better known as “Mullah Radio.”

December 17, 2014 3 Comments

Movie Theatres Drop Plans To Run ‘The Interview’

Security fears spurred Sony to let theater chains cancel showings of the movie, which is about a CIA plot to kill North Korea’s leader.

December 16, 2014 Comment

The Hunt For Afghan War Criminals

Dutch prosecutors are preparing cases against several Afghans believed to be living in Europe. Some of the crimes date back 30 years.

December 16, 2014 Comment

Questions And Mourning After Sydney Cafe Siege

Australians are mourning the two hostages killed in a 16-hour siege at a cafe, and asking how the attack happened.

December 16, 2014 Comment

‘Sense Of Relief’ In Pennsylvania As Manhunt Ends

The body of Bradley Stone, who was suspected of killing his ex-wife and five relatives, was found in the woods near his home.

December 16, 2014 Comment

Dozens Of Children Killed In Taliban Attack On School In Pakistan

At least 126 people are dead after the Taliban targeted a school in Peshawar that is run by the Pakistani military.

December 15, 2014 Comment

Actor Samuel L. Jackson Asks People To Join His Singing Protest

So far Jackson’s page has gotten nearly two million views.

December 15, 2014 Comment

Social Media In The News: From Australia Hostages To Weekend Protests

Annie Colbert of Mashable joins us to talk about the social media response to the Sydney hostage situation and weekend protests in NYC.

December 15, 2014 Comment

FBI Hostage Negotiators Assisted With Sydney Cafe

A police spokesman confirmed that the rescue siege is over and that three people including the gunman has died.

December 15, 2014 3 Comments

Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

December 15, 2014 2 Comments

Sony Puts News Groups On Legal Notice To Destroy Hacked Data

Investigators suspect that the hackers may be linked to North Korea, where the country’s leader is upset about a upcoming film by Sony.

December 15, 2014 5 Comments

Police Say 3 Dead in Sydney Hostage Siege, Including Gunman

Sydney police say three people have died, including the gunman, during a hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed a cafe.

December 12, 2014 Comment

Obama: NFL ‘Behind The Curve’ On Rice Case

In an interview on ESPN radio, President Obama said new NFL policies will send a message that there is no place for domestic violence.

December 12, 2014 Comment

Jihadist Violence Takes Staggering Toll

Researcher Peter Neumann compares the death toll to the 2005 London attacks that killed 56 people — but three times a day, every day.

December 12, 2014 Comment

Doctors Consider What They Can Do About Gun Violence

More than 100 physicians and crime prevention advocates gathered recently for an educational course on preventing gun violence.

December 12, 2014 8 Comments

‘Justice for All’ March On Washington Calls For End To Police Violence

Washington, D.C. chief medical examiner Dr. Roger Mitchell is among those attending the march. He discusses why it’s necessary.

December 12, 2014 27 Comments

In One California Town, Police Want Kids To Lay Down Their Nerf Guns

High school students in Livermore have taken up arms in their yearly game of “Assassin” — a mock battle with Nerf guns.

December 12, 2014 3 Comments

Iraq Lawmaker Wants U.S. Boots On The Ground

Vian Dakhil, the only member of the Yazidi minority in Iraq’s parliament, says ISIS is winning the war.

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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.

December 16 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."