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October 1, 2014 Comment

Detentions In Mainland China As Hong Kong Protests Grow

Taiwan has thrown its support behind Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

October 1, 2014 Comment

Could There Be More Travelers With Ebola?

How could travel effect the spread of the Ebola virus?

October 1, 2014 8 Comments

First Ebola Case In US Raising Questions

Health officials are tracking anyone else who may have come in close contact with the first patient in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola.

September 30, 2014 Comment

Iraqi Forces Stop ISIS Advance On Baghdad

The BBC’s Lyse Doucet reports from Iraq, where Iraqi forces, assisted by international air strikes, have apparently stopped the latest advance by ISIS on Baghdad.

September 30, 2014 Comment

Hong Kong Protests Could Expand

Protesters say they could expand their demonstration to include labor strikes or occupation of government buildings if their demands aren’t met.

September 29, 2014 Comment

New President Takes Office In Afghanistan

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in today as Afghanistan’s new president, in the countrys first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

September 29, 2014 Comment

Thousands Protest For Free Elections In Hong Kong

Protestors want China to give them a free and fair vote when the former British colony holds its first-ever election for a leader in 2017.

September 29, 2014 7 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 29, 2014 Comment

Volcano Eruption Kills More Than Two Dozen In Japan

A volcano about 125 miles west of Tokyo erupted without warning on Saturday. Rescue crews are hampered by toxic gases.

September 26, 2014 Comment

Business Roundup: From Stocks To The Dollar

U.S. stocks posted their biggest one-day drop since late July, amid concerns about global growth.

September 26, 2014 Comment

British Parliament Authorizes Military Involvement In Iraq

The British Parliament voted overwhelmingly to engage militarily. Belgium and Denmark have also joined the effort.

September 26, 2014 3 Comments

The Super Bowl Of Australian Football

The Grand Final is the Super Bowl of Australian football and it will take place tomorrow. A primer for the uninitiated.

September 26, 2014 Comment

Indian Prime Minister Visits US On Heels Of Mars Success

India’ new prime minister begins his first trip to the United States today, just days after an Indian space vehicle successfully reaches Mars.

September 26, 2014 Comment

US May Ease Demands For Iran To Gut Nuclear Program

Diplomats say the U.S. may ease up on its demands on Iran to gut its uranium enrichment program.

September 25, 2014 Comment

France Reacts To Beheading Of French Citizen

The French president’s office says security is being increased in public places following the beheading of a French citizen by ISIS-affliated Algerian militants.

September 25, 2014 Comment

Secretive General Leads Iranian Fight Against ISIS

Iran is entering the battle against the terrorist group, ISIS, with a secretive general at the helm.

September 25, 2014 3 Comments

U.S. Ebola Effort Focuses On Treatment Facilities, Training

The White House is sending 3,000 U.S. troops to Monrovia, Liberia, to help assist in the effort to contain the Ebola crisis in the region.

September 25, 2014 Comment

The View From Turkey In ISIS Fight

As photographs of Arab pilots engaging in airstrikes against ISIS emerge, NPR’s Deborah Amos says the region appears united against ISIS.

September 24, 2014 6 Comments

Key Issues In The Fight Against ISIS

Declaring the world at a “crossroads between war and peace,” President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State.

September 24, 2014 9 Comments

A Century Of U.S. Involvement In Iraq

With ISIS in control of about one third of Iraq, we take a historical look at how the U.S. and Iraq have come to this juncture.

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September 29 6 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 26 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 7 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.