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12:06 PM EDT Comment

Body Found In Rubble Of Kansas City Restaurant

Search crews at the site of a massive explosion that destroyed a popular Kansas City, Mo., restaurant have found the remains of one person, the city’s mayor said.

12:20 PM EDT 5 Comments

A Crash Course In Biology From Eric Lander

Scientist Eric Lander, who was named today as one of the winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, gives us a crash version of his Intro to Biology class.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Economic Crisis Dominates Italian Election

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister who resigned because of a sex scandal, is trying to make a political comeback. Italian voters will have their say on Sunday.

12:40 PM EDT 8 Comments

How Should State Laws Define Rape?

The legal definition of rape varies greatly across the U.S., but one case in N.Y. might be changing that. Warning: This piece contains descriptions of rape.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Machiavelli’s Masterpiece ‘The Prince’ Turns 500

The city of Florence is marking the 500th anniversary of Niccolo Machiavelli’s political guidebook “The Prince.” A piece of history relating to Machiavelli’s arrest was just uncovered.

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

July 31 4 Comments

Widow Of American Ebola Victim Speaks Out

We hear from Decontee Sawyer of Minnesota, whose husband, a Liberian government official, became the first American to die in this outbreak.

July 31 2 Comments

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

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As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.