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December 15, 2015 4 Comments

‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ Author Amir Aczel Dies At 65

The mathematician became an unlikely best-selling author when he published the book, which became the first of many attempting to explain the world of math to non-mathematicians.

December 15, 2015 16 Comments

Country’s Largest Ocean Desalination Plant Opens In San Diego County

The $1 billion Carlsbad Desalination Plant opened yesterday and produces drinking water for the citizens of San Diego County.

December 15, 2015 Comment

North Carolina GOP Feels Tug To The Right

North Carolina has 13 members in the U.S. House of Representatives, 10 of those members are Republican and all 10 are running for another term.

December 15, 2015 Comment

A Welcome Test For Immigrant High Schoolers

With a language barrier, it’s often difficult for these students to meet graduation requirements so their school is helping them out in an unusual way.

December 15, 2015 25 Comments

Anti-Muslim Sentiment On The Rise In U.S.

The United States has seen an increase in anti-Muslim attacks and protests since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.

December 15, 2015 5 Comments

GOP Candidates Debate For The Last Time In 2015

Nine leading GOP candidates will take the stage for the debate Tuesday night, which is the first since the Paris attacks, and the last of 2015.

December 14, 2015 Comment

In Season 2, Fargo Is Still Fresh

The FX TV show “Fargo” will air its Season 2 finale Monday night. NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans weighs in on how the show has garnered such success.

December 14, 2015 13 Comments

Lindsey Graham Pushes His Presidential Campaign

The South Carolina senator and Republican presidential candidate shares his strategy for dealing with ISIS and comments on other candidates in the field.

December 14, 2015 Comment

Running And Winning — A Hopi Tradition

The Hopi High School boys’ cross country team from Keams Canyon, Arizona, won its 26th consecutive state title this season. That’s the longest winning streak in the country.

December 14, 2015 2 Comments

‘Reclaiming Opportunity’ In West Virginia Coal Country

As America turns to cleaner sources of energy, “Reclaim Appalachia” seeks to address poverty in regions that used to depend on the coal industry.

December 14, 2015 2 Comments

New Book Documents Putin’s Rise To Power

Putin has ruled Russia for 15 years and there’s no sign his reign is going to end soon. A new book looks at his rise to power and the hold he has on the former Soviet Union.

December 14, 2015 17 Comments

Will The Climate Change Agreement Be As Effective As It Is Historical?

While many scientists and world leaders have been positive about the deal made in Paris over the weekend, others say it doesn’t go far enough.

December 11, 2015 7 Comments

Hard Work Ahead To Forge A Peaceful Syria

Beirut-based journalist Thanassis Cambanis, who recently traveled to Syria, talks about his takeaways and the chances of peace.

December 11, 2015 3 Comments

From #MuslimAmericanFaces To #TrumpFacts, Online Reaction To Trump

Hashtags and memes criticizing and supporting the Republican presidential hopeful took off after his comments on Muslims.

December 11, 2015 Comment

Holocaust Survivor Who Received Medal Of Honor Dies At 86

After American troops rescued Tibor Rubin from a Nazi concentration camp, he said he wanted to show his gratitude by becoming “a G.I. Joe.”

December 11, 2015 4 Comments

Trump’s Comments On Muslims Upend Week In Politics

Donald Trump sent rival candidates and GOP insiders scrambling this week when he called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

December 11, 2015 5 Comments

Documenting Sex Crimes, Sexual Misconduct By Police

A yearlong investigation by the Associated Press found 1,000 officers who lost their licenses over sexual crimes.

December 10, 2015 2 Comments

Netflix Leads Networks In Golden Globe Nominations

The online network garnered eight nominations, putting it ahead of all other networks. The film “Carol” earned five nominations.

December 10, 2015 3 Comments

Most Americans Are No Longer Middle Class

There are now more people in lower- and upper-income households than in middle-income households, according to a new study.

December 10, 2015 Comment

Deadline Looming For Paris Climate Talks

Negotiators must soon agree on a new climate change deal, including whether to change the target of allowable temperature rise.

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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

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