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Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

'Furious 7' Races To New Record, Quickly Hitting $1 Billion Mark

Universal says the movie is the studio's first to cross the billion-dollar mark during its first run in theaters, putting it above films such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me.

WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found 'Amazingly Intact' On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

Australia Says It Broke Up ISIS-Inspired Plot To Attack WWI Event

In a series of early-morning raids, Australian counterterrorism police arrested five men in the Melbourne area Saturday, over their possible involvement in a plot to attack a memorial ceremony.

Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 35 In Jalalabad; ISIS Reportedly Claims Responsibility

Both the United Nations and the Taliban have condemned the attack, which targeted civilians who were in a long line at a bank.

Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt

Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.

O'Malley, Possible Clinton Rival, Says A President Can't Let Polls Lead

The former Maryland governor also was flatly dismissive of Republican economic theories in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, saying they're 'patently bull----.'

Falling Through The Cracks: Young Lives Adrift In New Orleans

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.

Weekend Edition Saturday

In Panama, Restoring Streets And Reforming Gangs At The Same Time

Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs, but a hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Global Bankers Meet To Resolve A Two-Speed World Economy

The IMF and World Bank meet this weekend. Likely on the agenda: the Iran deal, ISIS and Russia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about the state of the global economy.

Three LIVE Tracks From Flor De Toloache

April 17, 2015
The members of Flor de Toloache pose in the Argot Studios in New York City on Friday, April 17, 2015 (Argot Studios / Paul Ruest)

Fantastic live tracks from the amazing women of Flor de Toloache.

Our Week In The Web: April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015
A semi-truck full of bees overturned on Washington state's I-5, spilling millions of angry bees out into the roadway in the early morning hours. (Kiro TV)

Interactions on Facebook, campaign time begins and a truck full of bees.

Parents Speak Out On Autism Care ‘Cliff’

April 16, 2015
Matt Resnik, a  young man with autism, helps run his own biscotti making company in his home. (Courtesy SMILE Biscotti /  Phoenix Magazine)

Stories of autism care for adults from our callers and, maybe, from you, too.

(Un)Happy Tax Day 2015!

April 15, 2015
This April 13, 2014 file photo shows The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building Washington. Budget cuts forced the IRS to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP)

Celebrate filling your taxes today (or last week, or last month, etc.) with a few of our many hours on tax policy, tax season and tax dodging.

How To Get Started On Seed-Saving

April 10, 2015
A view of an active garden in warmer seasons. (Rudolf Vlcek / Flickr)

Hudson Valley Seed Library owner Ken Greene helps you find your green thumb as spring starts to start to arrive around the country.

Our Week In The Web: April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015
President Barack Obama waves goodbye as he boards Air Force One in Jamaica. (Pete Souza / The White House)

Comment moderation, presidential rainbows and the creepy gif action of the Boston Globe’s #MostStylishBostonians feature.

The Comma Queen Answers Your Questions

April 9, 2015
The New Yorker's Mary Norris, the self-described 'Comma Queen,' wears a crown made of commas at a recent magazine party in her honor. (Silvia Killingsworth / Twitter)

The Comma Queen is in, and she’s got the answers to a few of your grammar and spelling questions.

Three Recipes From The Nonnas

April 7, 2015
On Point producer Abigail Collins shows off her freshly prepared cut black olives. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Three delicious Italian recipes from the nonnas of Enoteca Maria — and the On Point producers who prepared the food for ours how.

Alison Bechdel: ‘I Just Became A Professional Lesbian’

April 3, 2015
Three different cast members play the protagonist in the Broadway adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir, "Fun Home." (From L: Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas and Emily Skeggs). (Courtesy "Fun Home")

Renowned comic artist Alison Bechdel explains how a Broadway adaptation of her “tragicomic” family memoir, “Fun Home,” is almost an ode to her theatre-loving parents.

Our Week In The Web: April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015
After the longest and worst winter ever, Boston appears to be inching into spring. And yes, those are sailboats on the Charles River (which is still semi-frozen). (Nick Andersen / WBUR)

Spring is ~here~, we’ve got Twitter player cards (!) and a whole mess of you distrust the FDA. Fridays, right?

Our Week In The Web: March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015
This image of fries and sauce was the last bit of social media beloved East Village Belgian fry stand Pommes Frites shared before Thursday's massive building collapse in New York City. The shop hopes to reopen sometime in the future. (Pommes Frites / Twitter)

More on the incessant email debate, plus some goats living their best lives and the sad allure of Manhattan’s shuttered Pommes Frites.

The 14 Best Cookbooks Of 2014

December 10, 2014
Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst has compiled a list (and pile) of the best cookbooks of 2014. (Kathy Gunst)

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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.

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