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May 26, 2016 2 Comments

German Air Force Bids Farewell To New Mexico Community

The Luftwaffe’s training center at Holloman Air Force Base has meant millions of dollars to the U.S. government – and to the local economy.

May 26, 2016 6 Comments

Taliban Leadership Shakeup Affects The Entire Middle East

The change came after a U.S. drone strike killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour earlier this week.

May 26, 2016 21 Comments

11 States Sue Over Federal Transgender Bathroom Directive

It’s the latest escalation in the increasingly national fight over transgender rights.

May 26, 2016 14 Comments

Donald Trump Has Clinched The GOP Nomination

Trump can now be called the “presumptive nominee,” according to the Associated Press.

May 25, 2016 4 Comments

Senate Votes To Block New Rule On Retirement Advice

The rule requires brokers to act in the best interest of their clients when it comes to retirement accounts.

May 25, 2016 4 Comments

What Foreign Policy Challenges Will The Next President Face?

President Obama came into office promising to end wars, but he’ll leave the White House with thousands of American troops still on the ground.

May 25, 2016 7 Comments

What Tax Returns Really Reveal About Presidential Candidates

Likely Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to receive criticism for not releasing his returns. But how telling are they?

May 25, 2016 70 Comments

What Is Bernie Sanders Up To?

Sanders continues to insist that he will take his campaign all the way to July’s convention, and some Democrats are concerned.

May 24, 2016 12 Comments

Never A Dull Place, Alabama Is Roiled By Political Scandals

Three of Alabama’s top elected officials are in political hot water.

May 24, 2016 3 Comments

How A City, And A Family, Have Changed Since The End Of The Vietnam War

Tony Nong has seen firsthand how the country has changed since the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

May 24, 2016 2 Comments

Congress Votes On Long-Awaited Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The bill deals with how the U.S. regulates chemicals found in common household products, from shampoo to couch cushions.

May 24, 2016 5 Comments

Airport Security Chief Pushed Out Amid TSA Crisis

Long lines at airports across the country have drawn anger from stranded passengers and irate congressmen alike.

May 23, 2016 39 Comments

The Politics Of Home Ownership

Author Brian McCabe finds that our belief about home ownership as a way to improve civic life doesn’t necessarily pan out

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 23, 2016 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it’s been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.

May 20, 2016 Comment

EgyptAir Crash Becomes An Issue In The Presidential Campaign

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump raised eyebrows yesterday for an early tweet calling the EgyptAir crash terrorism.

May 19, 2016 59 Comments

Looking For A Third Party Candidate? Meet Gary Johnson, Libertarian

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is hoping to emerge as the Libertarian party’s nominee for president.

May 19, 2016 15 Comments

Poll Finds Clinton And Trump In A Close Race In New Hampshire

A WBUR poll singled out the battleground state of New Hampshire and found that Clinton has just a two point lead over Trump among likely voters there.

May 19, 2016 Comment

First Female President Takes Office In Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen hailed her victory as a sign of Taiwan’s independence, but China still claims it controls the island nation.

May 18, 2016 150 Comments

Sanders Under Fire Over Supporter Outbursts

Democratic Party officials say Sanders is not denouncing the outbursts forcefully enough.

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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.