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12:06 PM EDT Comment

Petraeus Testifies, Lawmakers Talk Fiscal Cliff

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike.

12:15 PM EDT 19 Comments

Analyst: David Petraeus Is No General Patton

As commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus got credit as a great general. Is that an accurate reflection of reality? Not everyone thinks so.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

FEMA Responds To Accusations It ‘Abandoned’ The Rockaways

New York City officials, as well as volunteers helping in the Superstorm Sandy recovery effort, say it took FEMA as long as two weeks to show up in the Rockaways, one of the hardest-hit areas.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

What Pres. Obama Learns From Lincoln

President Obama held a private screening yesterday of Steven Speilberg’s new film “Lincoln.” What lessons does the Lincoln presidency hold for President Obama and for U.S. politics today?

12:50 PM EDT 36 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s Guide To A Low-Stress Thanksgiving

Kathy’s strategy for Thanksgiving: plan, plan, plan. She lays out her timeline for Here & Now and shares four great recipes.

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

August 21 21 Comments

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

August 21 Comment

Syrian Clarinetist Finds A Home For His Music

"Does the clarinet stop a bullet or does it feed a child or does it rebuild a destroyed home?" Kinan Azmeh asks. "Of course it doesn't. But... it can inspire."

August 20 Comment

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 7 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.