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December 19, 2014 Comment

Why El Salvador’s Youth Are Fleeing

David Boeri’s report begins in the San Salvador medical examiner’s receiving room, where the youth of El Salvador are on display.

December 19, 2014 Comment

Kurds Claim Victory In Northern Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have broken the siege at Mount Sinjar, where thousands of minority Yazidis have been trapped for months.

December 18, 2014 2 Comments

A Short History Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

President Obama’s decision to change U.S. policy on Cuba comes after a half century of icy relations.

December 18, 2014 Comment

Putin Vows To Fix Russian Economy

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to ease the country’s economic woes by diversifying its heavy reliance on oil and gas.

December 18, 2014 35 Comments

Anger, Worry In Hollywood As Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’

U.S. officials now believe with “99 percent certainty” that the North Korean government was behind the hacking attack on Sony.

December 18, 2014 Comment

FIFA Ethics Investigator Resigns In Protest

Michael Garcia was tasked with looking into corruption in the bidding process to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

December 17, 2014 Comment

Worries Rise In Russia As Ruble Falls

The slumping ruble has unleashed a spending spree, as consumers snap up electronics, furniture and cars before prices soar.

December 17, 2014 2 Comments

The Man Behind The School Attack In Pakistan

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban is a man named Maulana Fazlullah, but he’s better known as “Mullah Radio.”

December 17, 2014 3 Comments

Movie Theatres Drop Plans To Run ‘The Interview’

Security fears spurred Sony to let theater chains cancel showings of the movie, which is about a CIA plot to kill North Korea’s leader.

December 16, 2014 Comment

The Hunt For Afghan War Criminals

Dutch prosecutors are preparing cases against several Afghans believed to be living in Europe. Some of the crimes date back 30 years.

December 16, 2014 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world’s holiest sites.

December 16, 2014 Comment

Questions And Mourning After Sydney Cafe Siege

Australians are mourning the two hostages killed in a 16-hour siege at a cafe, and asking how the attack happened.

December 16, 2014 Comment

Trouble For The Russian Ruble — And What It Means For The U.S.

The fact the ruble is still falling after a dramatic move by Russia’s Central Bank has increased concerns about the Russian economy.

December 16, 2014 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook “Jewish Soul Food.”

December 16, 2014 Comment

Uber Banned In Parts Of India After Rape Allegations

The ride-for-hire service has already been banned in Spain and the Netherlands, and France is banning it starting next month.

December 16, 2014 Comment

Dozens Of Children Killed In Taliban Attack On School In Pakistan

At least 126 people are dead after the Taliban targeted a school in Peshawar that is run by the Pakistani military.

December 15, 2014 Comment

FBI Hostage Negotiators Assisted With Sydney Cafe

A police spokesman confirmed that the rescue siege is over and that three people including the gunman has died.

December 15, 2014 Comment

A South African Family Recalls Their Meeting With Nelson Mandela

Today is the one-year anniversary of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu.

December 15, 2014 2 Comments

Sony Puts News Groups On Legal Notice To Destroy Hacked Data

Investigators suspect that the hackers may be linked to North Korea, where the country’s leader is upset about a upcoming film by Sony.

December 15, 2014 Comment

Report Documents Abuse Of LGBT Community In Russia

The group says a law approved by the Russian government in 2013 effectively legalized discrimination against Russia’s LGBT community.

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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.