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12:06 PM EDT Comment

Kerry Testifies Before Panel He Chairs

U.S. Senator John Kerry is fielding questions from his colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as they review his nomination for Secretary of State.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

EU Debt Crisis Spurs Migration To Germany

The latest figures show that an increasing number of Europeans – especially young people – are migrating to Germany, where the economy is doing relatively well.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Cuba’s Art Scene Is Flourishing

WBUR’s Andrea Shea goes on a (legal) cultural excursion to Cuba, led by a Boston gallery owner. The trip’s angle is artistic, but also humanitarian.

12:45 PM EDT 4 Comments

5 Recipes From The Oregon Truffle Festival

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst brings us photos, recipes and more from the Oregon Truffle Festival, where you can learn to grow, hunt and cook the coveted fungi.

12:50 PM EDT 17 Comments

What It’s Really Like To Be A Woman In Combat

Maj. Candice Frost, a West Point grad who’s been in the Army for 15 years, says women have already found themselves in combat unofficially.

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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.