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October 31, 2014 Comment

The Risk Is Small, But Warnings About Cell Phones At Gas Pumps Persist

There has never been a credible case of a cell phone sparking a fire at a gas pump. So why do we still see the warnings?

October 31, 2014 Comment

Ebola Expert Answers Nagging Questions About The Virus

Why didn’t Thomas Eric Duncan’s family contract Ebola? That’s one of several questions we posed to Dr. Ian Lipkin.

October 30, 2014 10 Comments

Can States Force People Into Quarantine?

Maine officials are going to court to keep Kaci Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola.

October 30, 2014 5 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 30, 2014 Comment

In Tennessee, A Ballot Question Over The Best Way To Elect Judges

It has ignited debate over what is the fairest way to select judges and comes after an August judge race that cost more than $2 million.

October 30, 2014 10 Comments

Senate Tracker: Democrat Pulls Ahead In Michigan

Republican Terri Lynn Land and Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters are vying to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Carl Levin.

October 29, 2014 2 Comments

A Blessing Of Stuffed Animals

The Congregational Church of Patchogue in Long Island, N.Y. held a blessing for stuffed animals to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Fusion Marks One Year In News

The TV network, born from the marriage of Univision and ABC, caters to millennials — particularly Latino millennials.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Lava Threatens Homes On Hawaii’s Big Island

Residents of Pahoa Village are evacuating, as smoke billows towards their homes and lava from Kilauea volcano creeps closer.

October 29, 2014 19 Comments

As Election Nears, Republicans Plan For Senate Takeover

Republicans stand a good chance of winning control of the Senate. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso discusses the party’s policy agenda.

October 29, 2014 138 Comments

Hidden Camera Video Shows Street Harassment Of Women In NYC

What do you think of the video? Does it surprise you? Does it hit home for you? Let us know in the comments.

October 29, 2014 2 Comments

On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica has uncovered serious problems with the charity’s response to the storm.

October 29, 2014 Comment

FTC Sues AT&T Over Unlimited Data Plans

The Federal Trade Commission argues the telecom giant cut internet speeds for customers who were using too much data.

October 29, 2014 6 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including “Flash Boys” and “Liar’s Poker.”

October 29, 2014 2 Comments

Fed Keeps Rate At Record Low, Ends Bond Buying

As expected, the Federal Reserve is ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.

October 28, 2014 Comment

District Profile: A Debate Over National Issues In Pennsylvania’s 6th District

The health care law, abortion and budgetary issues have come up in the race between Democrat Manan Trivedi and Republican Ryan Costello.

October 28, 2014 4 Comments

Nurse’s Boyfriend Also Agrees To Voluntary Isolation In Maine

Kaci Wilcox’s boyfriend has also agreed to isolate himself, now that the couple is reunited. He is a nursing student in Fort Kent, Maine.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Montana Veterans Catch A Ride To The VA

Deep in the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in rural Montana, it’s difficult for the region’s 300 veterans to get to the hospital.

October 28, 2014 2 Comments

Counterterrorism Efforts Shift To Address ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks

Three so-called “lone wolf” terror attacks in Canada and New York last week reflect what some experts call a growing trend in terrorism.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Hurricane Ana Remnants Lash Pacific Northwest

It’s been decades since remnants of a hurricane hit Oregon and Washington state, but that’s what is happening today.

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 30 2 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

October 30 5 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 6 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."