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July 22, 2014 Comment

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried more than 12,000 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today’s native peoples.

July 22, 2014 Comment

Detroit Couple Decides Whether To Stay Or Go

Michigan Radio reporter Sarah Hulett and her family have been grappling with whether to leave Detroit. One consideration: crime.

July 22, 2014 Comment

Texas To Deploy National Guard To Mexico Border

Governor Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, amid an influx of Central Americans to the region.

July 22, 2014 Comment

Modest, Obscure Deal Has Tech Industry Talking

Yahoo is set to buy the mobile advertising company Flurry, as it tries to figure out how to increase revenue from mobile ads.

July 22, 2014 Comment

Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow To Health Law

The ruling potentially derails billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S.

The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin.

July 21, 2014 2 Comments

Battle Survivor Receives Medal Of Honor

At the White House this afternoon, Ryan Pitts will become the ninth living recipient of the nation’s highest military honor.

July 21, 2014 Comment

More Than 20 Major Wildfires Burning In Oregon And Washington

Nearly a million acres are burning across the two states, and thousands of firefighters are working to contain them.

July 21, 2014 4 Comments

Another Facet Of The Jobs Debate: Baby Boomers

The U.S. labor force has been shrinking since 2007. Some say this is because baby boomers are retiring, but critics disagree.

July 21, 2014 6 Comments

Gay Florida Couple In Limbo After Winning Right To Marry

Amid a flurry of legal activity and uncertainty, we speak with the gay couple in Key West who brought the lawsuit.

July 18, 2014 19 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 17, 2014 Comment

Microsoft To Cut 14 Percent Of Its Workforce

Microsoft’s new CEO says he will cut 14 percent of the company’s workforce over the next year, as he reshapes the software giant.

July 17, 2014 7 Comments

Crossings, Coyotes And Children At The Border

NPR’s John Burnett has been to some of the immigrant children who have crossed the border and joins us to share their stories.

July 17, 2014 3 Comments

Idaho Worries About Influx Of Pot From Washington

Police across the border from Washington state, where recreational marijuana is now legal, say it could seep into Idaho’s black market.

July 17, 2014 Comment

Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs

The tech giant will eliminate the jobs over the next year, as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.

July 16, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country

In West Virginia’s third congressional district, Republican state senator Evan Jenkins will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall.

July 16, 2014 Comment

Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car

“This is very much a prototype,” says engineer James Earl of Local Motors in Chandler, Arizona. “We refer to it as ‘the mule.’”

July 16, 2014 Comment

A Push For Ethnic Studies In Texas Schools

Laura Isensee reports Texas state officials are responding to calls for Mexican American studies programs in public schools.

July 16, 2014 Comment

Sen. Flake: President’s Border Proposal Needs ‘Significant Changes’

The Arizona Republican shares his thoughts on the president’s proposal and how to address the immigration situation at the border.

July 16, 2014 Comment

California Teachers Divided On Court’s Tenure Ruling

Political rhetoric on both sides of the issue risks drowning out the voice of educators, whose take is far more nuanced.

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

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.

July 18 19 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18 4 Comments

Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

What will drive Israel's decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?