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May 3, 2016 Comment

Pentagon Reports US Combat Death In Iraq

According to a defense official, the American service member was part of an “advise and assist” unit.

May 2, 2016 8 Comments

The Pros And Cons Of A Gap Year

Taking a gap year used to be more common for European college students, but the trend is growing among American students as well.

May 2, 2016 Comment

The Little Team Of Underdogs That’s Energizing English Football

England’s modest Leicester City Foxes are one game away from being crowned champions of the English Premier League.

May 2, 2016 2 Comments

Puerto Rico To Default On Debt Payment Monday

The country is in the midst of a financial crisis and Congress is weighing whether to intervene.

May 2, 2016 2 Comments

Bin Laden’s Death Still Resonates In His Old Neighborhood

The Bin Laden compound in Pakistan has been destroyed, but the memory what happened lingers for the people still living in the area.

April 29, 2016 3 Comments

Pentagon Says Kunduz Hospital Attack Was Not A ‘War Crime’

A pentagon report says the crew of the Air Force warplane that destroyed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan last year did not have access to the “no-strike list” that specifically forbade targeting it.

April 29, 2016 3 Comments

UK Doctors’ Group Comes Out In Support Of E-Cigarettes

An influential doctors group in the UK has come out in support of e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.

April 29, 2016 8 Comments

Puerto Rico Faces Debt Deadline

Most economists believe the island doesn’t have the money to make the May 1st payment deadline in full.

April 29, 2016 2 Comments

Lions And Elephants Are Targets Of Conservation Efforts

33 circus lions from South America are being sent to a cat sanctuary in South Africa, while a summit of African leaders in Kenya is calling for the end to the ivory trade.

April 29, 2016 6 Comments

U.S. State Department Envoy Responds To Murders Of Gay Activists In Bangladesh

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Randy Berry, the State Department’s first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons.

April 29, 2016 Comment

Europe Shows Signs Of Growth, But Just Barely

The 19 countries that use the Euro showed modest growth in the first quarter, according to new data out Friday.

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

American Students Take Advantage Of Free College In Germany

In Colorado this year, 100 students are taking the German language college entrance test – the first step toward attending college there.

April 28, 2016 Comment

Doctors, Patients Reportedly Killed In Airstrike On Syrian Hospital

The hospital destroyed in Aleppo was backed by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

April 27, 2016 27 Comments

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.

April 27, 2016 5 Comments

How Greece Is Managing The Migrant Crisis

With the route through the Balkans to northern Europe blocked, more than 50,000 migrants are stuck in Greece.

April 26, 2016 Comment

Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Inside The Exclusion Zone

On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, we revisit the firsthand account of a writer who was able to visit the site.

April 26, 2016 12 Comments

LGBT Magazine Editor Murdered In Bangladesh

Xulhaz Mannan, 35, was the editor of Roopbaan, and also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 25, 2016 2 Comments

With Economic Blueprint, Saudi Arabia Looks Beyond Oil

Saudi Arabia isn’t the first Gulf country to create such a plan, and many countries have struggled to follow through.

April 25, 2016 2 Comments

A Year After Devastating Quake, Nepal Just Starting To Rebuild

Despite more than $4.1 billion in aid money pouring into Nepal following the quake, very little has been rebuilt.

April 21, 2016 4 Comments

What Would Happen If Saudi Arabia Sold Its U.S. Assets?

Saudi Arabia warns that it will sell its U.S. investments if Congress passes a bill allowing victims of terror attacks sue foreign governments.

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A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.

Examining The Call For Increasing The Minimum Wage

Here & Now looks at the impact a raise would have on states, the federal government and workers themselves.

April 29 17 Comments

What’s A Delegate? And Why Do We Even Have Them In The First Place?

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.