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12:00 PM EST Comment

Republicans Left Holding Medicare Hot Potato

House Speaker John Boehner is unveiling the Republican’s “Plan for America’s Job Creators” Thursday, a day after Senate Democrats forced a vote yesterday on Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget that included a controversial plan to reshape Medicare. The plan was voted down, but Republicans were put on the spot and forced to vote for the politically risky plan, or risk pushback from inside the party.

12:15 PM EST 10 Comments

How Cell Phones Give Researchers ‘God’s-Eye View Of Human Behavior’

Apple created a stir last month after researchers discovered the iPhone was storing years of data tracking a user’s location. What else can cell phones tell us?

12:30 PM EST Comment

Lagging Academic Performance Draws Penalties For Key NCAA Teams

The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team won the national championship this year, but it’s also one of a handful of dominant basketball and football programs to receive NCAA penalties this week for poor academic performance.

12:39 PM EST Comment

Serbian War Crimes Suspect Arrested

Gen. Ratko Mladic, Europe’s most wanted war crimes suspect, has been arrested in Serbia after years in hiding, the country’s president said Thursday.

12:45 PM EST Comment

As Search Continues, Joplin Radio Station Helps Connect Tornado Survivors

We speak with Chad Elliot of KZRG in Joplin, Missouri, who has been on the air practically around the clock since Sunday’s deadly tornado, trying to connect people in need in Joplin.

12:50 PM EST 15 Comments

Kicking Off The Summer Grilling Season With Chef Kathy Gunst

Memorial Day means time to haul out the grill, and turn to Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst.

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November 27 Comment

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26 9 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.