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Deadly Tornado Tears Apart Joplin, Missouri

Officials say a tornado that cut through the Missouri city of Joplin, demolished a third of the city, ripping into a hospital and damaging thousands of buildings.

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Egypt’s Wael Ghonim: ‘Through Technology You Can Actually Help Change The World’

We sat down with Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who launched a Facebook page that became the online heart of the Egyptian revolution. Should the U.S. support the opposition in Libya?

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Medicare Debate Pulls National Money To Local NY Race

A special election for New York’s 26th Congressional district has focused on and drawn money from the national debate about overhauling Medicare.

12:40 PM EDT 5 Comments

Helping Seniors Stay Sharp Through Music Therapy And Fitness

While the jury is still out on whether Alzheimer’s can be prevented, doctors and researchers in Santa Barbara, California are confident they can reduce seniors’ risk for developing the disease through therapies that involve music, board games and more.

12:50 PM EDT 9 Comments

How The Humble Pun ‘Enabled The Rise Of Modern Civilization’

Author and pun-off world champion John Pollack says that word plays were instrumental in helping to form language and shape civilization. Read an excerpt from his new book.

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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.

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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.