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July 29, 2014 62 Comments

Bill Nye, The Go-To Guy On Climate Change

The host of the ’90s children’s TV show has been drawing criticism from those who believe he’s alarmist or bullying on climate change.

July 29, 2014 Comment

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic ‘Scam’

House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama.

July 29, 2014 5 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Italy.

July 29, 2014 12 Comments

35 Percent Of Americans Have Debt In Collections

That’s according to a study out today from The Urban Institute. The debt could be anything from hospital bills to an unpaid gym membership.

July 29, 2014 Comment

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Missile Test, West Agrees On Tougher Sanctions

The Obama administration is formally accusing Russia of testing ground-launched cruise missiles, in violation of a 1987 agreement.

July 28, 2014 4 Comments

Are House Calls Making A Comeback?

Avir Mitra of WHYY reports that due to a growing older population and rising medical costs, the doctor home visit is getting a second look.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Big Money In Dollar Tree’s Acquisition Of Family Dollar

We take a look at the $8.5 billion deal, and how the business of dollar stores has adapted as the economy has improved.

July 28, 2014 22 Comments

Is Social Security In Trouble Again?

Federal projections show trouble ahead for the Social Security fund, but Erig Kingson argues there should be no cutting of benefits.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Congress Not Expected To Accomplish Much Before Recess

Lawmakers still have immigration and the Highway Trust Fund on their plate, with no expected resolution before their August recess.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Rare Lightning Strike Kills Man On California Beach

A 20-year-old man died and nine others were taken to hospitals, after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted Venice Beach.

July 28, 2014 93 Comments

Should California Be Broken Up Into 6 States?

Billionaire investor Timothy Draper makes the case for his “Six Californias” campaign, which could be on a state ballot in 2016.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes

The grocery store’s 25,000 employees don’t have a problem with their own working conditions; rather, they want their ousted CEO back.

July 25, 2014 7 Comments

NYC Approves Building With Separate Entrance For Lower Income Residents

Riverside South will not be the first building in the city with separate entrances, but the decision has sparked outrage.

July 25, 2014 Comment

What The Latest Corporate Earnings Say About The Economy

We take a look at which industries and sectors are doing well and which are not – and what that says about the U.S. economy.

July 25, 2014 25 Comments

Immigrant Gives Up American Dream For New Dream In Mexico

Jorge Lerma overstayed his tourist visa for 16 years. Liz Jones of KUOW brings us his story, as he decides to re-establish his life in Mexico.

July 25, 2014 Comment

News Roundtable: From Immigration To Israel/Gaza Crisis

Bloomberg News’ Margaret Talev and the BBC’s Paul Danahar join us for a look at this week’s key news stories.

July 24, 2014 7 Comments

Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

That’s according to a survey released today by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

July 24, 2014 3 Comments

Federal Health Insurance Exchange Activity Remains High

New federal data obtained by ProPublica shows nearly 1 million insurance transactions since mid-April – an unexpectedly high number.

July 24, 2014 6 Comments

Hillary Clinton Says ‘The Reset Worked’ With Russia

The former secretary of state told NPR’s On Point that the Obama administration was able to reset the country’s relationship with Russia.

July 24, 2014 3 Comments

District Profile: Wealthy Democrat Takes On Republican Incumbent In New York’s 19th

In our weekly look at congressional races, we focus on Rep. Chris Gibson and challenger Sean Eldridge.

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

July 28 5 Comments

Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From ‘And So It Goes’ To ‘Princess Bride’

The actor and director has been making people laugh for decades.

July 28 4 Comments

New HBO Documentary ‘Love Child’ Looks At Gaming Addiction

"Love Child" tells the story of a South Korean couple whose baby starved to death while they cared for a virtual child.

July 25 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR's Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.