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U.S. Special Forces See Hope In Syria

10 hours 42 min ago

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations, who made a recent trip to Syria and spoke with American troops.

'Mind-Boggling' Damage As Hurricane Maria Pounds The Caribbean

10 hours 48 min ago

The storm has already devastated the island of Dominica, and officials in Puerto Rico are warning residents to prepare for catastrophic winds and floods.

Avant-Rock Trio Reimagines Joni Mitchell's Seminal Album 'Blue'

11 hours 2 min ago

The Rhode Island-based band Arc Iris is touring this fall, featuring covers of songs from Mitchell's 1971 album.

'Moral Hazard' Inherent In The National Flood Insurance Program, Scholar Says

11 hours 14 min ago

The program expires in December, and lawmakers want to make changes. But it will be politically difficult.

PHOTOS: Keys Residents Face Devastated Homes, No Power And A Slow Recovery

11 hours 16 min ago

"I can make jokes," Laura Welliver says, "because I've already had my good, long cry."

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Analysts Predict Shortages For Apple's $1,000 iPhone X

11 hours 21 min ago

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dan Frommer of Recode about skepticism over the iPhone X, which won't begin shipping until November.

How Damaging Would A Major Earthquake Be For San Francisco And Los Angeles?

11 hours 34 min ago

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with seismologist Lucy Jones about how well prepared both cities are for a damaging earthquake and its aftermath.

Puerto Rico Braces For Direct Impact From Hurricane Maria

11 hours 43 min ago

The National Hurricane Center says Maria, a Category 5 storm, could hit the island between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Lido Pimienta Takes The Polaris Prize Over Leonard Cohen, Feist

11 hours 45 min ago

The Colombia-born, Toronto-based singer beat out some of Canada's most beloved artists, winning after Polaris' unique jury system found her album La Papessa to be the country's best of the year.

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Trump Gives First U.N. General Assembly Address

11 hours 48 min ago

NPR's Michele Kelemen joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the speech and how it was received.

'Why We Shoot'

11 hours 59 min ago

Two young Chicagoans talk about why they picked up a gun, and how it changed their lives.

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Morrissey Gave Up On The News, 'Spent The Day In Bed'

11 hours 59 min ago

Low In High School, out Nov. 17, features provocative song titles like ""Who Will Protect Us From The Police?" and "Israel." Prepare yourself, the Moz Hot Takes will be many.

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Rise Of The Beerbots: Is Tech Taking The Craft Out Of Homebrewing?

12 hours 10 min ago

Automated systems have turned the messy, ancient art of brewing into a tidy hobby requiring fairly minimal skill, and of course, a smartphone or tablet. Critics ask: Where's the craft in that?

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Dylann Roof Asks To Fire Legal Team Of 'Biological Enemies'

12 hours 30 min ago

The Charleston church killer says his two attorneys "are Jewish and Indian respectively. It is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case."

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Many Nursing Homes Aren't Prepared For Even Basic Emergencies

12 hours 42 min ago

The deaths of eight residents in a Florida nursing home showed how even seemingly mundane things like failing to maintain climate control can be deadly. Emergency preparation enforcement can be lax.

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New Mix: Björk, Neil Young, Burial, Kelela, More

13 hours 2 min ago

This week's essential new music includes a breathtaking sonic wonder from Björk, a moody breakup song from Kelela, solo acoustic music from Neil Young and more.

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The Science And Art Of Mapping Animal Movements

13 hours 22 min ago

Technology allows mapping of wildlife movements with new precision — and a fresh approach to conservation — as evidenced by Where the Animal Go, released Tuesday in the U.S., says Barbara J. King.

(Image credit: Margaret Crofoot, University of California, Davis; Damien Farine, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology /Courtesy of Oliver Uberti)

President Trump: 'Put Your Countries First'

13 hours 23 min ago

President Trump took the stage this morning to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Trump Confidante Rejects Any Collusion In Russia Election Interference

13 hours 28 min ago

Long-serving Trump attorney Michael Cohen delivers a strident denial to Congress that he had any role in Russia's information warfare against the United States last year.

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Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly

13 hours 42 min ago

The president speaks to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, outlining his vision for the American role on the world stage.




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