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12:06 PM EDT 7 Comments

President Proposing Ten-Year Brain Study Project

The Obama administration is planning a large, long term effort to understand and map the human brain, according to a report by The New York Times.

12:15 PM EDT 15 Comments

Who Should (And Should Never) Take Aspirin

We’ve all heard that if you’re having a heart attack, you should take aspirin. But is it always appropriate to take aspirin for heart disease? And who should never take it?

12:35 PM EDT 3 Comments

Mindy McCready’s Beautiful Voice, Troubled Life

One month after the boyfriend of country star Mindy McCready is believed to have committed suicide, McCready herself apparently has taken her own life.

12:40 PM EDT 19 Comments

When Teens’ Constant Texting Is Dating Abuse

Advocacy groups say continually checking in on a partner and demanding to know what he or she is doing is a type of dating abuse – something that one in four teens has experienced.

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The Changing Role Of First Lady

On this President’s Day, we look at how the role of the First Lady has changed dramatically, depending on the woman in the office and the times in which she served.

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

September 29 5 Comments

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

September 29 21 Comments

Methodist Pastor Faces Last Church Trial

Reverend Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating his son's same-sex marriage and later reinstated, awaits one more church trial. He writes about the experience in a new memoir.

September 29 2 Comments

Monarch Butterflies Could Be On Rebound

After precipitous declines in the monarch butterfly population, there are signs the species may be on the rebound.

September 26 4 Comments

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

Here & Now's Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you've never heard of: Jonny Miller.