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June 9, 2016 Comment

Israel Imposes Restrictions In Response To Tel Aviv Attack

Authorities say two West Bank Palestinians carried out the attack, which targeted a crowded tourist district.

June 9, 2016 7 Comments

Questions Raised About 6-Month Prison Sentence In Stanford Rape Case

There are more than 800,000 signatures on a petition calling for Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench.

June 8, 2016 8 Comments

Deadly Michigan Crash Leaves 5 Bicyclists Dead

The crash happened despite several people calling law enforcement agencies to complain about an erratic driver.

June 7, 2016 2 Comments

Report Cites Widespread Problems In New York’s Prison System

Security lapses led to two convicted murderers digging their way out of a maximum security prison in upstate New York last summer.

June 6, 2016 Comment

Witness, Officer, And Victim Remember San Bernardino Terror Attack, 6 Months On

The attack left the community in tatters, changing the city and the national dialogue about security and home grown terrorists.

June 3, 2016 Comment

Massachusetts Town Reflects On Year Of Treating, Not Arresting, Opioid Addicts

More than 100 police departments around the country have started similar programs.

May 31, 2016 5 Comments

Want To Be A Cop In Philadelphia? No College Needed

Responding to a 22-year hiring low, the Philadelphia Police Department recently loosened their requirements.

May 27, 2016 2 Comments

Louisiana’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law Makes It A Hate Crime To Target Police

The state is the first in the nation to include police and other emergency responders under its hate crime laws.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Officer Charged In Death of Freddie Gray Is Found Not Guilty

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted today in Baltimore.

May 23, 2016 Comment

U.S. Supreme Court Throws Out Death Sentence From 30 Years Ago

The Supreme Court overruled a 30-year old death sentence for a Georgia man because of racial discrimination in jury selection.

May 10, 2016 3 Comments

High Murder Rates Spur Savannah, Georgia’s Police Chief To Take Action

The city’s new police chief believes that years of police corruption is part of the problem.

May 5, 2016 4 Comments

Army Captain Sues Obama Over ISIS Fight

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith claims President Obama does not have the legal authority to wage war against ISIS because Congress hasn’t authorized it.

May 2, 2016 3 Comments

Supreme Court, Still Down A Justice, Accepting Fewer Cases For Next Term

So far this year, the court is taking fewer cases, and fewer controversial cases, than normal.

April 28, 2016 10 Comments

Hastert Case Raises Questions About Statute Of Limitations

Law professor Marci Hamilton says Illinois’ call to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes is part of a national trend.

April 27, 2016 5 Comments

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

The hush-money case centered on accusations that Hastert sexually abused at least four students when he was a wrestling coach.

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 22, 2016 31 Comments

Led Zeppelin To Climb The Stairway To Court

The trial will determine whether the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” was partially plagiarized from a little-known 1960s band called Spirit.

April 22, 2016 11 Comments

Student Who Reported Rape Could Be Punished For Violating BYU Honor Code

This week, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, protested the school’s response to sexual assault.

April 22, 2016 12 Comments

Former Friends Of Marathon Bomber Create Film, ‘Jahar’

The short film by childhood friends Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Henry Hayes premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

April 20, 2016 2 Comments

First Criminal Charges Filed Over Flint Water Contamination

The misdemeanor charges are the first to be filed in the ongoing state investigation into the lead contamination crisis.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.