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Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts

After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles to stay with them. Now Arthur the dog is famous – and it all started with a meatball.

Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, says he has "a clean conscience" about the shooting; he also says he's sorry for the loss of life.

Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."

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Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.

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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.

Community Activists Question Timing Of Grand Jury Announcement

Some of those who attended planning meetings with local officials blamed police and the county attorney's office for fueling the unrest by making the finding public at night and with little warning.

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Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

This problem exists nationwide, but in the nation's capital, there are more requirements and restrictions. For example, D.C. limits the maximum resale price and makes homeowners wait before they sell.

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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.

Missouri Governor Adds 'Significantly' To National Guard In Ferguson

"Last night, criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction terrorized this community," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said, adding that there will be 2,200 National Guardsmen in the region tonight.

Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plans

Brokers and consultants have told large employers they could save money by shifting workers with expensive health conditions into insurance marketplace exchanges. Now that has been deemed illegal.

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Luxury

November 25, 2014
carrots

Our three Thanksgiving chefs offer up their best bets for delicious, last-minute holiday helpers, including a crunchy celery salad and maple glazed carrots.

Calling All Interns, Calling All Interns

November 24, 2014
On Point producer Katherine Brewer is ready to welcome you to our Boston newsroom this spring. (Karen Shiffman / WBUR)

Have you ever thought about interning with On Point Radio? Good news: your time is now!

The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?

November 21, 2014
President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.  (AP)

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014
Pedestrians walk along a snow-covered street on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming. (AP)

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?

November 14, 2014
In this May 1, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with then nominee for Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP)

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

Our Week In The Web: November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014
Snow falls on the Curly Lambeau statue at Lambeau Field, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. A frigid blast of air is moving into the mainland U.S. thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend. (AP)

On why we tweet, what we like and a Miley Cyrus and “Serial” theme song mashup you never knew you needed.

Guest Post: U.S.-China Climate Deal is an Important Step In Long Road Ahead

November 12, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping drink a toast at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Obama is on a state visit after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. (AP)

After a landmark agreement between the US and China on climate change policy and clean energy development, a recent On Point guest reflects on what’s important in this new deal.

The Explicast, Episode Four: How Do You Sell A Million Records?

November 7, 2014
Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP)

Sure, Taylor Swift just sold nearly 1.3 million copies of her newest album in one week of sales. But how can the rest of us manage that? The Explicast explains.

Our Week In The Web: November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014
Author, University of Montana biology professor and On Point guest Doug Emlem shows off his giant rhinocerous beetle in the studios of Montana Public Radio in Missoula, MT on November 7, 2014. (MPR)

Congressional infographics, giant rhinoceros beetles and a heartfelt thank you from the On Point staff.

Callers Share Brave, True Stories Of Street Harassment And Workplace Openness

November 3, 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 11, 2012. Apple says it's introducing a laptop with a super-high resolution "Retina" display, setting a new standard for screen sharpness.  (AP)

We sum up some of the wonderful and surprisingly moving calls from both of our broadcasts today.

The Explicast, Episode Three: What Is The Dow Jones Industrial Average?

October 31, 2014
In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, trader Peter Tuchman watches a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the closing bell, as the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted as much as 460 points in afternoon trading, then clawed back much of the ground it lost. (AP)

We dig in to that all-important, all-confusing daily stock notice: the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Boston Marathon Issues 450 Special Entries

December 5, 2013
The finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, before the race began. (Facebook)

The organizers of the Boston Marathon have issued special invitations to 450 people who made the case they were profoundly affected by the bombings in April.

Tracing My Father’s WWII Experience

November 11, 2013
Raymond Allen Ashlock

There were 16 million Americans in uniform during World War II. One of them was my father, Raymond Allen Ashlock.

A Special Saturday At The Massachusetts National Cemetery

November 9, 2013
More than 2,000 people planted flags by graves at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod on Saturday. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

The first Operation Flags For Vets attracted a few hundred people. On Saturday there must have been more than 2,000.

3 World Series Palindromes

October 23, 2013
The Red Sox are scheduled to host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday. A rainbow above Fenway Park is pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Our friend and master palindromist Barry Duncan shared with us three palindromes inspired by the World Series — including one for each team.

Essay: Thoughts About What Was Happening Six Months Ago Today

October 19, 2013
State police in Watertown, Mass., on April 19, 2013. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

It was dark and sort of chilly. The sun wasn’t up yet. I was in Watertown, Massachusetts, along with dozens of other reporters. It was April 19, 2013, six months ago today.

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