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May 27, 2015 2 Comments

In India, Heat Kills As Monsoon Season Approaches

In the capital New Delhi, 113 degree Fahrenheit temperatures have melted roadway crosswalks.

May 27, 2015 Comment

China State Council Releases Report Detailing Military Strategy

The policy document says that China’s Navy will focus on projecting power in the open seas.

May 27, 2015 2 Comments

FIFA Officials Arrested On Charges Of Bribery And Corruption

The arrests, on charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks, were made at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice.

May 26, 2015 4 Comments

France Moves To Vastly Expand Surveillance In Wake Of Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Although the country has long been critical of the Patriot Act, lawmakers are now moving to vastly expand government surveillance.

May 25, 2015 Comment

Presidential Elections In Burundi Delayed

Amidst violent protests and a coup attempt, the president of Burundi has postponed the election — that was scheduled for tomorrow — until next month.

May 22, 2015 3 Comments

ISIS Gains Ground In Iraq And Syria

The extremists have seized the last Syrian-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, as well as a famous archaeological site.

May 22, 2015 Comment

Beatification Of Oscar Romero Marks Turning Point For Catholic Church

The church and El Salvador have been deeply divided over the late archbishop, who spoke out against the country’s brutal military regime.

May 22, 2015 2 Comments

Irish Voters Decide Whether To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The referendum legalizing same-sex marriage in Ireland is expected to pass with more than two-thirds support.

May 21, 2015 Comment

Jailed Journalist Goes On Trial In Iran Next Week

The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian has been held in custody for more than a year.

May 21, 2015 Comment

Historic Syrian Site Endangered By ISIS

Palmyra is a Unesco World Heritage site and there are concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.

May 20, 2015 6 Comments

One Young Greek Explains Why So Many Are Leaving

Alkistis Anagnostopoulou-Merkouri, a 20-year-old college student, talks about her life in Athens and why she wants to leave for good.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

A Grim Outlook As Greece Struggles To Repay Its Debts

A government official says Greece won’t be able to make an upcoming debt repayment unless a deal is reached to unlock bailout funds.

May 19, 2015 4 Comments

Can Boston Lose Its 2024 Olympic Bid?

U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston, but a member of the committee says “there’s no guarantee that Boston will be the city.”

May 19, 2015 Comment

U.S. Raid In Syria Targets ISIS Leader

Who was Abu Sayyaf and why were U.S. Army Delta Forces commandos sent into Syria to kill him?

May 19, 2015 2 Comments

Congressman Weighs Risk And Rewards In ISIS Raid

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says he’s concerned about balancing the risk to soldiers and the value of the captured intelligence.

May 18, 2015 9 Comments

How – And How Well – Would Free College Work?

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing legislation that would make tuition at four-year public colleges free.

May 18, 2015 8 Comments

Jeremy Hobson’s Advice For Selfie-Stick Users

Urban Dictionary defines selfie-stick as an elongated plastic or metal rod “with a camera on one end and a dense moron on the other.”

May 18, 2015 10 Comments

As Feet Grow, So Do These Shoes

After spending time at an orphanage in Kenya, Kenton Lee came up with the idea for an expanding shoe.

May 18, 2015 10 Comments

Chef Ottolenghi On Food, And Its Role In Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jerusalem-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi is widely acclaimed for his restaurants and his cookbooks.


Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

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

May 26 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain's bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 26 2 Comments

Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you'll get 100 different answers.

May 25 Comment

Father’s Love For Fallen Son Inspires Memorial Day Tradition

In what has become an annual tradition, volunteers join Paul Monti, whose son died while serving in Afghanistan, to plant flags at each gravestone at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

May 25 3 Comments

An Ordinary Day At Arlington National Cemetery

Official ceremonies will be held at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day. Here & Now's Lisa Mullins has this report of an ordinary day at the cemetery.