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12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

Senate Heads Toward Vote On Anti-Violence Act

The measure would renew the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which expired in 2011, and broaden it to cover gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women.

12:15 PM EDT 43 Comments

Is Change In A Cup The Best Way To Help The Homeless?

The head of the National Coalition for the Homeless says he’s among those who feel conflicted about giving money to panhandlers on the street.

12:30 PM EDT Comment

Emergency Alert Hoax Warns Montana Of Zombies

There are no zombies in Montana, despite a real-sounding emergency alert that kicked in over programming on two television stations there.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Sexual Assaults Persist In Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Cairo’s Tahrir Square is still a focus of many protests, but recently it’s become notorious for more menacing reasons: the number of sexual assaults that take place there.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

A Call For A Greener State Of The Union

Instead of arguing that green energy creates jobs, The New York Times’ David Leonhardt says Democrats should argue that climate change is turning out to be even more expensive.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Carrie Rodriguez Fiddles Her Way To Center Stage

Austin, Tex. singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez started out playing classical violin as a child. But though she went on to the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, the fiddle called her.

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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.