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July 23, 2014 5 Comments

Foreign Policy Challenges Pile Up For Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is logging lots of miles as he deals with challenges in Ukraine, the Middle East and more.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Why Israeli Officials Are Upset Over Flight Cancellations To Ben Gurion Airport

U.S. and European safety agencies temporarily banned flights to Israel’s international airport after a rocket landed a few miles away.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Political Newcomer Defeats 11-Term Georgia Congressman

Businessman David Perdue beat Rep. Jack Kingston to win the runoff for Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Congress Not Likely To Agree On Border Crisis Plan Before Recess

A week before Congress leaves for its five-week recess, the House and Senate are introducing dueling immigration plans.

July 22, 2014 Comment

Hong Kong Debates Independence From China

There is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader

July 22, 2014 4 Comments

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 2 Comments

Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed To Meet Deadline

The U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program for four more months.

July 22, 2014 2 Comments

Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings On Health Law

Within hours of each other, two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue of the Affordable Care Act.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Week In Politics: Ukraine, Israel And The Border

NPR’s Ron Elving discusses the week ahead in politics, as Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Cairo for ceasefire talks.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Fighting Rages On In Middle East

Over 500 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians, and the Israeli death toll reached 20 yesterday.

July 21, 2014 Comment

The Russian View Of What Happened To Flight MH17

While the West says pro-Russian separatists fired a missile that brought down the plane, the view in Russia is different.

July 18, 2014 Comment

The Stories Of Dutch Lives Lost On Flight MH17

We learn about the Dutch response to the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Rutger Mazel, foreign desk editor for the Netherlands’ public broadcaster.

July 18, 2014 Comment

The Latest From Eastern Ukraine

We hear from the BBC’s David Stern about how the Ukrainian government is responding to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

July 18, 2014 Comment

A View From the South: Israel's Ground Offensive Continues

NPR’s Daniel Estrin reports from the southern border of Israel, where he’s been talking to both the military and citizens about the ground offensive.

July 18, 2014 Comment

Israel Presses Deeper Into Gaza

A ground offensive launched late Thursday is designed to destroy rocket-launching sites and tunnels that Hamas militants use to store rockets and infiltrate Israel.

July 18, 2014 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?

July 17, 2014 Comment

Israel Launches Ground Operation In Gaza

Aaron David Miller, who was a Middle East negotiator for Republican and Democratic administrations, discusses the implications.

July 17, 2014 Comment

Tensions Cool As China Removes Oil Rig Off Vietnam

After two months of drilling, China has moved an oil rig in waters claimed both by it and Vietnam, but China has has vowed to return.

July 17, 2014 Comment

Hamas, Israel Resume Attacks

After a five-hour pause, both rocket fire and airstrikes have resumed, even amid reports of full ceasefire negotiations in Cairo.

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.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

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.