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Egypt's Foreign Minister: Egypt Has A 'Very High Degree Of Security'

Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the state of democracy and human rights in his country.

After Months Of Focus on Just 2 States, Candidates Scramble To Appeal To 2 More

Iowa and New Hampshire have spoken, each in its own unique accent. Now the race moves on to Nevada and South Carolina, states quite different from the first two, and quite different from each other.

#MemeOfTheNight: Bernie Sandwich

An MSNBC host accidentally called the candidate "Bernie sandwich." Sanders supporters and adversaries on Twitter jumped in.

Morning Edition

First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurman, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail-Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

New Hampshire Primary: Trump And Sanders Win Big; Kasich Second

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won convincing victories in New Hampshire. On the Republican side, the Republican establishment lane fractured further with John Kasich finishing a surprise second.

All Things Considered

U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

A dozen congregations are harboring immigrants facing deportation. It echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.

State Of Emergency On Hawaii's Big Island Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

Hawaii has nearly 250 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus since September 2015. State health officials say dengue symptoms include fever, rash, severe headaches and eye, joint and muscle pain.

All Things Considered

Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika Tick

Though Zika was discovered in 1947, few scientists since had studied the virus. Now, while some check its genes, others turn to placental cells for clues to any link between Zika and birth defects.

All Things Considered

Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

Court Orders Government To Explain The Holdup With 7,000 Clinton Emails

A federal judge wants the Department of Justice to formally explain why it hasn't been able to meet a deadline set for releasing all of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state.

Tom’s Note From New Hampshire

February 9, 2016
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Fresh off the New Hampshire Presidential Primary results, host Tom Ashbrook reflects on his trip to New Hampshire, and on what comes next in the race to the White House.

Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate

February 8, 2016
(Left) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with attendees during a campaign stop, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) and (RIGHT) Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. turns from the podium after speaking at a campaign stop at Daniel Webster Community College, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

Notes From New Hampshire, #5: Ted Cruz — The Advocate

February 8, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, (middle, back) speaks during a campaign event at Generals Sports Bar and Grill, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Weare, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is an impassioned advocate, Jack Beatty writes — but mostly for himself above all others.

Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!

February 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign stop at Exeter Town Hall in Exeter, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

Our Week In The Web: February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016
Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine. Shkreli refused to testify before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Notes From New Hampshire, #3: Jeb Bush — Cry for Me, America!

February 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) asked a New Hampshire audience to clap for him — and our own Jack Beatty was there to hear it.

Notes From New Hampshire, #2: Chris Christie — Reassuring Bulk

February 3, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall campaign stop at the American Legion, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Epping, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Continuing our Notes from New Hampshire series, Jack Beatty reports on the refreshing directness of Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

Notes From New Hampshire, #1: Kasich — Reagan Redux?

February 1, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The first in a series of New Hampshire Primary dispatches from our own news analyst Jack Beatty.

Our Week In The Web: January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016
The On Point Radio staff's favorite Bernese Mountain Dog, Dogg Frank, poses in a mock ad for our Friday, January 29 show on the history of the dog. (Katherine Brewer / Nick Andersen / WBUR)

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Where’s The Schengen Zone, Anyway?

January 27, 2016
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If you heard our broadcast on the collapse of European border-free travel and wondered, ‘Where is the Schengen Zone, anyway? We’re here to help you.

Why The National Review Is Rejecting Trump

January 26, 2016
Attendees recite the pledge of allegiance before the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ahead of a campaign stop at Farmington High School, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Farmington, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The splashy cover image and high-profile list of editors drew national attention — now the editor of the National Review explains why he’s against Trump.

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
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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 November 9, 2013 for Veteran's Day. (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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