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September 16, 2014 Comment

Trump Plaza Hotel And Casino Closes Its Doors

Trump Plaza Hotel is the fourth hotel and casino in Atlantic City to close. What does this mean for the city’s future?

September 16, 2014 Comment

Detroit’s Post-Bankruptcy Blues

Detroit is one step closer to ending its bankruptcy ordeal, but it doesn’t mean the city’s revenue problems will be over.

September 16, 2014 7 Comments

Sheriff Defends Use Of Military Equipment

The Sheriff of Payne County, Okla., defends the possession and use of military equipment by local law enforcement.

September 16, 2014 9 Comments

White House To Phase Out Coolant Linked With Climate Change

The White House will announce measures to phase out R-134a, a popular chemical coolant used in air conditioners and refrigerators.

September 16, 2014 8 Comments

Rising Income Inequality Linked To State Tax Revenues Decreasing

A new report shows that growing income inequality is contributing to a decline in state tax revenues.

September 16, 2014 Comment

U.S. To Increase Response To Ebola, Send Troops To Liberia

The U.S. will send some 3,000 troops to conduct the military and medical response in Liberia as that country faces an ongoing Ebola outbreak.

September 16, 2014 3 Comments

Fed Gathers For Decision On End Of Bond Buying

The Federal Reserve meets today and tomorrow to chart out a course to end the bond-buying program known as quantitative easing.

September 16, 2014 Comment

Hagel, Dempsey Testify In First Senate Hearing On ISIS Plan

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he would recommend the US consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq if the current military campaign fails.

September 15, 2014 2 Comments

Frustration Over Fracking Could Play Role In November Elections

A compromise over fracking in Colorado left some environmental activists furious and vowing payback on election day.

September 15, 2014 Comment

Baja Coast Gets Pummeled By Hurricane Odile

Hurricane Odile hit Mexico’s Baja Coast and Hurricane Edouard is developing off the coast of Florida.

September 15, 2014 Comment

Week in Politics: Congress Focuses On ISIS Strategy Ahead Of Recess

With a recess coming up at the end for the week, members of Congress have a short amount of time tackle major issues.

September 15, 2014 Comment

World Leaders Meet In Paris Over ISIS Strategy

World leaders and diplomats are gathered in Paris today to flesh out an international strategy for confronting ISIS.

September 12, 2014 2 Comments

Drought, Heat Contribute To West Nile Spike In California

Recent drought and high temperatures have caused an increase in West Nile outbreaks in California.

September 12, 2014 3 Comments

Proposed Ferguson Police Oversight Board Criticized As Weak

The Ferguson City Council has called for a Citizens Oversight Board for the police department, but critics say it’s not enough.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Child Deportees Face Uncertain Homecoming In El Salvador

El Salvador is one of the countries scrambling to receive thousands of these children from the U.S. and Mexico.

September 12, 2014 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama’s plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12, 2014 Comment

U.S. Seeks Coalition To Fight ISIS

French president Francois Holland is in Iraq as France considers whether to contribute airstrikes to the U.S. effort to stop the Islamic State.

September 11, 2014 Comment

Prestigious Yet Little Known Literary Prize To Be Awarded

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize writers for their contributions to understanding racism and appreciating diversity. The awards ceremony is tonight.

September 11, 2014 5 Comments

An Ohio Republican’s Response To Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Ohio Republican Mike Turner says he is concerned the President will walk away from Iraq and Syria.

September 11, 2014 4 Comments

White House Advisor On Strategy To Stop The Islamic State

White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes discusses President Obama’s strategy to stop the militant group known as the Islamic State.

Robin and Jeremy

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

September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.