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August 29, 2014 Comment

Twitter Experiments With New Features

Some of the tested features aren’t being well received. One new feature displays publicly which tweets a user has “favorited.”

August 29, 2014 Comment

Heavy Surf Pummels California’s Catalina Island

While many were excited for the surge of waves from Tropical Storm Marie, they had some devastating effects.

August 29, 2014 Comment

Obama’s Comment On Strategy Against ISIS Kicks Up Political Storm

Asked whether he’ll consult with Congress about military plans, the president said it was too early because “we don’t have a strategy yet.”

August 28, 2014 Comment

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 17 Comments

Uzi Death Prompts Debate About Kids And Guns

After a 9-year-old in Arizona accidentally killed her instructor, some are asking how young is too young to fire an automatic weapon.

August 28, 2014 2 Comments

U.S. Open: A Closer Look At 15-Year-Old ‘CiCi’ Bellis

Catherine Bellis is the youngest player to win a match at the tennis tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996.

August 28, 2014 Comment

Market Basket Reaches Deal To End Standoff

After a six-week protest, thousands of workers and customers are celebrating a deal that will bring back the ousted CEO.

August 28, 2014 2 Comments

Should Congress Have a Say In Further ISIS Airstrikes?

NPR’s Carrie Johnson discusses whether President Obama legally needs congressional authorization to expand military action.

August 27, 2014 Comment

‘Exoskeleton’ Lets Some Paraplegics Walk Again

ReWalk Robotics has built a motorized exoskeleton that gives some people with debilitating spinal injuries the ability to walk.

August 27, 2014 Comment

Snapchat Reportedly Valued At $10 Billion

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson explains why the photo messaging app is valued so high, even though it has very little revenue.

August 27, 2014 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a “Champion of Change” at the White House.

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 27, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Up For Grabs But Leaning Right In Wisconsin’s Sixth

Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman and Democratic county executive Mark Harris are vying for retiring Rep. Tom Petri’s seat.

August 27, 2014 2 Comments

Freed Hostage ‘Overwhelmed With Emotion’ By Efforts To Free Him

Peter Theo Curtis said he was surprised to learn hundreds of people were involved in efforts to free him. We take a look at those efforts.

August 26, 2014 Comment

Senate Tracker: Colorado, The New Swing State

In Colorado, Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall is facing a challenge from Congressman Cory Gardner.

August 26, 2014 Comment

What Broke Google Image Search?

If you happened to be searching for news or images on Google today, you may have come up with some unexpected results.

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 2 Comments

Whistleblower Weighs In On VA Report

Dr. Sam Foote refutes a new report that found no proof that delays in health care led to deaths.

August 26, 2014 5 Comments

Obama Unveils Veterans Mental Health, Housing Measures

President Obama will announce further actions aimed at improving veterans mental healthcare and housing.

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

August 28 Comment

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.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

August 27 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.