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May 27, 2015 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27, 2015 Comment

A Texas Lake Is Rebounding From Drought

In 2013, we spoke with the owner of a lodge on Lake Buchanan, which had shrunk to one-third capacity. We check back in with him.

May 27, 2015 2 Comments

IRS Investigates Breach Impacting 100,000 Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service says criminals were able to gain access to people’s tax returns, and file fraudulent tax returns.

May 27, 2015 Comment

Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site Re/Code

The growing digital media company has added Re/code to its stable of niche websites, which also include Vox and SB Nation.

May 27, 2015 Comment

Why It’s Hard To Prove Someone Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

James Holmes, who opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 166 criminal counts.

May 27, 2015 4 Comments

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut To Phase Out Artificial Ingredients

The fast food chains have committed to phase out food coloring and additives, including trans fats and artificial preservatives.

May 27, 2015 Comment

What The Latest Roadblock Means For Immigrants Living In The U.S. Illegally

The ruling comes as a victory for Texas and 25 other states that led the charge against President Obama’s controversial program.

May 27, 2015 5 Comments

Gaps Remain In Oklahoma’s Spanish Language Weather Warnings

The deaths of nine Guatemalan immigrants in a flash flood spurred efforts to provide severe weather information in Spanish.

May 26, 2015 2 Comments

Department Of Justice Unveils Settlement To Reform Cleveland Police

The settlement comes months after a scathing DOJ report found unnecessary and excessive use of force by patrol officers.

May 26, 2015 2 Comments

Bounce Houses: The Dangers Lurking Within

On Monday, three children in Florida were injured when a waterspout came ashore and lifted the inflatable house they were in.

May 26, 2015 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain’s bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 26, 2015 3 Comments

Lawmakers Leave Unfinished Business On Capitol Hill

Most Americans are back to work today after a three-day Memorial Day weekend, but the recess continues for Congress.

May 26, 2015 Comment

Heavy Rains, Thunderstorms Deluge Texas

The governor has declared disaster areas in 37 counties, after flash flooding forced evacuations and left thousands without electricity.

May 26, 2015 2 Comments

U.S. Home Prices Rising Faster Than Expected

A closely-watched housing indicator released today showed home prices are rising around the country.

May 26, 2015 10 Comments

Egg Buying 101: Cage-Free, Omega-3, Organic And More

When it comes to buying eggs, there are many options. We get an egg-buying tutorial from an expert.

May 26, 2015 Comment

Charter Communications Plans To Buy Time Warner Cable

The deal would create the second-largest cable country in the country. It comes after Comcast ended its bid to buy Time Warner.

May 26, 2015 Comment

Thousands Displaced In Texas And Oklahoma After Deadly Floods, Tornadoes

Torrential rainfall, flash floods and tornadoes over the Memorial Day weekend have left at least five people dead in those two states.

May 25, 2015 Comment

Father’s Love For Fallen Son Inspires Memorial Day Tradition

In what has become an annual tradition, volunteers join Paul Monti, whose son died while serving in Afghanistan, to plant flags at each gravestone at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

May 25, 2015 2 Comments

A Project To Identify Unknown Dead Of Pearl Harbor Attacks

The Department of Defense is undertaking a project to exhume and identify the unknown remains of those who died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attacks.

May 25, 2015 4 Comments

Problems Persist At VA Despite Congressional Mandate

Almost a year after a scandal rocked the Veterans Affairs administration leading to a $15 billion infusion to fix the problems, long wait times and limited access to care remain unsolved.

Spotlight

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

Robin and Jeremy

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

May 26 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain's bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 26 2 Comments

Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you'll get 100 different answers.

May 25 Comment

Father’s Love For Fallen Son Inspires Memorial Day Tradition

In what has become an annual tradition, volunteers join Paul Monti, whose son died while serving in Afghanistan, to plant flags at each gravestone at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

May 25 3 Comments

An Ordinary Day At Arlington National Cemetery

Official ceremonies will be held at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day. Here & Now's Lisa Mullins has this report of an ordinary day at the cemetery.