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12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Hagel, Brennan Nominations Expected To Be Controversial

President Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel as his next secretary of defense and John Brennan as the next head of the CIA.

12:15 PM EDT 11 Comments

Educator Answers Your Questions On iPads In The Classroom

From costs and logistics to limiting cheating and distractions, educator Patrick Larkin answered your questions about iPads in the classroom, during a live web chat with more than 200 participants.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

NHL Lockout Finally Comes To An End

The National Hockey League and its players have reached a deal to end a lockout that’s wiped out nearly four months of the season.

12:40 PM EDT 14 Comments

Gun Control On Conn. Lawmakers’ Agenda

The Connecticut state legislature opens a new session this week, less than a month after the horrific mass shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

12:50 PM EDT 11 Comments

In An Age Of Driverless Cars, A Call For Robot Ethics

There are already robots that operate vehicles and assist in surgery. NYU professor Gary Marcus says we need to start thinking about giving these robots a moral code.

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

August 26 3 Comments

It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri

From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR's Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.

August 26 78 Comments

A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, "our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia."

August 25 12 Comments

Pediatricians Group: Delay School Start Times So Teens Can Sleep

Many studies have shown that the average adolescent doesn't get enough sleep, and that can cause physical and mental health issues.

August 25 13 Comments

A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

Jim Bueermann says the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath point to the need for a conversation about policing in the U.S.