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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 18 Comments

What Can ’13 Hours’ Tell Us About Benghazi?

Congress continues to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

June 9, 2016 Comment

U.S., Russia Back Syrian Forces Advancing Toward ISIS-Held Cities

The U.S. is supporting the Syrian Democratic forces, who are assaulting Manbij near the border with Turkey.

June 8, 2016 Comment

India’s Prime Minister Speaks To Congress

Narenda Modi is the fifth Indian leader to address a joint session of Congress since 1985.

June 7, 2016 3 Comments

Istanbul Bombing Marks 4th Major Attack In The City This Year

A car bomb targeted a bus carrying police officers, killing at least 11 and injuring at least three dozen more.

June 7, 2016 10 Comments

Bob Kerrey Says He Won’t Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

Kerrey’s appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

June 6, 2016 3 Comments

Iran Increases Oil Exports At Faster-Than-Expected Rate

Iran is partnering with Asian and European supertankers to get its product out after sanctions were lifted in January.

June 6, 2016 44 Comments

Should Citizens Get A Guaranteed Income Regardless Of Work?

Swiss voters rejected the idea of providing a proposal to give all citizens a basic income of about $2,500, regardless of employment.

June 6, 2016 11 Comments

Remembering NPR’s David Gilkey

Gilkey, an NPR photographer, and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in Afghanistan yesterday.

June 3, 2016 3 Comments

European Union Pays African States In Attempt To Stem Migration

European rescue boats have saved hundreds of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, from Libya to Europe.

June 3, 2016 2 Comments

Severe Flooding Seen Across Germany, France After Week Of Heavy Rain

At least 20,000 people have been evacuated across France. In Germany, the southern state of Bavaria has been hit the hardest.

June 2, 2016 Comment

Don’t Like The Weather? Build A Mountain

The United Arab Emirates wants more rain, so the country is looking into building an artificial mountain.

June 2, 2016 3 Comments

World On Pace To Install 700 Million More Air Conditioners By 2030

Most of that increase will happen in developing countries with hot climates, like India and Brazil, where populations and incomes are rising.

June 2, 2016 2 Comments

Mountaineers Launch Mission To Recover Lost World War II Soldiers

Three American soldiers were lost in a storm in Greenland after their transport plane crashed. They were never heard from again.

June 2, 2016 12 Comments

‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Marches On, Into The 21st Century

The book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has become an invaluable source of information about women’s sexual and reproductive health.

June 1, 2016 3 Comments

In Record Year, World Pours $286 Billion Into Renewable Energy

Investments in solar, wind and hydropower were more than twice as high as money spent on developing fossil fuels sources.

June 1, 2016 3 Comments

Former Senator George Mitchell On Intractable Mid-East Issues

Mitchell was President Obama’s special envoy to the Middle East. His memoir reflects on his diplomatic work overseas.

June 1, 2016 2 Comments

Switzerland Opens World’s Longest, Deepest Rail Tunnel

The 35-mile long tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link between northern and southern Europe.

May 31, 2016 3 Comments

In Less Than A Week, More Than 1,000 People Drowned In The Mediterranean

Three different boats–crammed with refugees and migrants–capsized and sank.

May 31, 2016 3 Comments

Fallujah, Iraq Is Again Engulfed In Violence

Iraqi forces, helped by U.S. air strikes, are engaged in an offensive to retake the city from ISIS.

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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.