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12:06 PM EDT Comment

Moderate But Steady Job Growth Calms Economy Fears

Economists and investors seem to be taking today’s jobs numbers as a reassurance, after news that the U.S. economy actually shrank at the end of last year.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

Station Nightclub Fire Has Parallels To Brazil Blaze

The fire that killed at least 235 people in Brazil last Sunday has eerie similarities to the fire at Rhode Island’s Station nightclub, including flammable soundproofing foam.

12:25 PM EDT 18 Comments

If Barnes & Noble Goes Under, Will Publishing Survive?

The co-founder of an independent publishing company is predicting that if Barnes & Noble fails, it could bring the whole publishing industry down with it.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Questions Remain About Algeria Gas Plant Attack

More than two weeks after that attack on the gas refinery in Algeria, questions remain about how a group of Islamist militants was able to infiltrate the plant.

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

Super Bowl Is A Family Feud

Sunday’s Super Bowl pits brother against brother. John Harbaugh coaches the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coaches the San Francisco 49ers.

12:50 PM EDT 16 Comments

National Anthem As ‘Holy Grail Or Third Rail’

Alicia Keys is slated to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. We take a look at the most famous and infamous renditions of the notoriously challenging song.

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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.