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September 2, 2014 Comment

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist

Steven Sotloff, who was was kidnapped a year ago in Syria, appears to have been beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Celebrity Photo Leak Raises Questions About Cloud Storage

The FBI is investigating claims that nude photos of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, were stolen and posted online.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Industrial Hemp Is Poised For A Comeback, But Hemp Seeds Hard To Come By

Hemp remains a controlled substance, according to the federal government. Still, some farmers are willing to take the risk.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Dozens Of Teens Escape Nashville Detention Center

The majority of the young men have been caught, but a few are still missing from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center.

September 1, 2014 Comment

Detroit Defends Bankruptcy Plan

After a long and painful year of negotiations, city officials head to court tomorrow to defend Detroit’s plan to exit bankruptcy.

September 1, 2014 2 Comments

British PM Outlines New Counter-Terrorism Steps

David Cameron called today for new police powers to seize passports to deal with the increasing threat of homegrown jihadists.

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 2 Comments

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 2 Comments

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 15 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 15 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.

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

September 1 5 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.