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Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly Two Hours

Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death today instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says.

Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.

Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

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Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling

The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.

All Things Considered

Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.

Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.

Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment Ends

Federal data, obtained by ProPublica under the Freedom of Information Act, show that nearly 1 million insurance transactions have taken place since the middle of April.

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'Tahrir Harassment' Trials End In Sexual Assault Convictions

Sexual assault convictions have been handed down to some Egyptian men, after several women were attacked during celebrations for incoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force

Funeral services are being held for Eric Garner, a New York City man who died in police custody. The incident is prompting the NYPD to rethink how it trains all its officers in the use of force.

Our Week In The Web: July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014
A monument in memory of President Rutherford B. Hayes' birthplace in central Ohio. (POLITICO Magazine / Flickr)

As we prepare for a week of rebroadcasts, we reflect on Facebook posts, misplaced comments and the magic of @ mentions. Internet, ASSEMBLE!

Two Former Senators, One Fix For US Democracy?

July 10, 2014
In this Feb. 2, 2009 file photo, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Former US Senators Tom Daschle and Olympia Snowe joined us today with a few fixes for American political inaction.

Future Radio Interns Of America: On Point Wants YOU!

July 10, 2014
The On Point staff gathers with guest host John Donvan at the end of the week. (WBUR)

On Point needs interns for the fall. Could YOU be one of them?

Sharing Your Summer Travel Stories

July 8, 2014
In this Monday, May 19, 2014 photo, ceramist and Airbnb host Jonathan Entler, top left, and his daughter Ruby, top right, talk to guests, James Green, bottom left, and Camille Smithwick from Manchester, U.K., at their Echo Park home in Los Angeles. (AP)

On Point wants YOUR stories of summer travel in the age of the shared economy!

Our Week In The Web: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014
Fans cheer for the U.S. during the Brazil 2014 World Cup viewing party at Soldier Field on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Chicago. Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1. (AP)

We talk about section excerpts, cultural production and the enduring magic of #USMNT. Happy Fourth of July, everybody!

Reading The Lone Star State: A Guide

July 2, 2014
A scene from the 2013 Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX. (Courtesy Texas Book Festival)

What does reading Texas even mean? We try to help you out, with an assist from Houston Chronicle book editor Maggie Galehouse.

‘How Much Does Pot Cost?’ And Other Colorado Weed Questions

June 30, 2014
Dana Cain, director of the Denver County Fair, shows a poster advertising the fair at a print shop in Denver, Monday Jan. 27, 2014.

We probably didn’t answer all of your questions about Colorado’s six months of legal, recreational marijuana sales in our hour today. Thankfully, a Denver Post editor’s main job is to do just that. Some resources for the pot-curious.

Our Week In The Web: June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014
Some of the WBUR staff watch the US Men's National Team's final game of group play in the Brazil World Cup on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The US lost 1-0 to Germany, but both teams advanced on to the next round of the tournament. (Nick Andersen / WBUR)

Even WBUR took a break to watch #USMNT lose to Germany but advance in the World Cup in Brazil. We also reflect on a few days of vacation time and direct you to gifs featuring kale. #kalephate

For-Profit Hospice Care: What Do We Make Of It?

June 25, 2014
In this 2009 file photo, Dr. Joel Policzer checks on Lillian Landry in the hospice wing of an Oakland Park, Fla. hospital. Unlike most of Policzer's patients she made end-of-life decisions. (AP File)

Not all non-profits are good, not all for-profits are bad: the producer behind our program on profits and problems in the American end-of-life-care industry shares some thoughts after the broadcast.

Our Week In The Web: June 20, 2014

June 19, 2014
Armadillo Taka snuffles on a ball during the TV recording of an oracle for the upcoming match Germany vs Ghana at the World Cup 2014 in the zoo in Erfurt, Germany, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP)

Oh yes — we’re real, and we’re spectacular. Plus, sad soccer players and one sports-indiscriminate armadillo.

Top Summer Reads For 2014

June 16, 2014
Roz Chast's darkly comic graphic memoir, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" appears on all three of our summer 2014 books show guest lists. (Bloomsbury USA)

Our summer books show guests share their top picks for your reading list this year, and we include your top picks from during the show and our web comments.

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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