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12:06 PM EST Comment

Hagel On The Hot Seat

Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is being grilled by the Senate Armed Services Committee, as it considers his nomination to be secretary of defense.

12:15 PM EST 13 Comments

Tiny Spaces For The Big Apple

Faced with a shortage of studio and one-bedroom apartments, New York has become the latest city to experiment with cleverly-designed “micro-apartments.”

12:15 PM EST 22 Comments

What Can Obama Actually Do About Climate Change?

President Obama has been talking the talk recently when it comes to climate change. But with a stagnant economy and a divided Congress, what – if anything – can he do about it?

12:40 PM EST Comment

In Russia, Ballet Dancers Questioned About Acid Attack

Detectives have been questioning members of the Bolshoi Ballet about the acid attack that nearly blinded the director of the company two weeks ago.

12:50 PM EST 6 Comments

Remembering Country-Rock Pioneer Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons is often called the father of country rock. He released his first solo record “GP” 40 years ago this month, but later that same year he died of a drug overdose.

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

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 10 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 219 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.