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Tropical Storm Erika Heads For Hispaniola, With Florida Still In Its Sight

Erika unleashed heavy rains in Dominica, leaving at least four people dead. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Erika could threaten South Florida by Monday morning.

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How To Raise An Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.

How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.

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White House Explores Regulatory Ways To Create Opportunities In Cuba

It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.

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The Survivors' Street: 10 Years Of Life After Katrina

NPR first visited Schnell Drive in St. Bernard Parish 10 years ago to speak with the Bordelon family as they rebuilt their home after Katrina's destruction. Unlike many, they're still there today.

New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

North Dakota Legalizes Armed Police Drones

Law enforcement agencies in North Dakota are now allowed to operate drones armed with "less than lethal" weapons.

Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad

SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but it sends a clear message.

Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure

The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."

Our Week In The Web: August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015
Actress Ellen Page interrupts 2016 Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 21, 2015. (Todd Gillman / Dallas Morning News)

Do you even click? (And other reflections on link sharing and web commenting).

Do You Recognize Amazon’s Workplace Culture? Tell Us!

August 18, 2015
A figure made of boxes holds a message to employees from Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos at the Amazon San Bernardino Fulfillment Center, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. in San Bernardino, Calif.  (AP)

Do you recognize the workplace conditions described in a recent New York Times piece on Amazon? We want to hear from you!

Our Week In The Web: August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, takes a photo with his kids Grace and William in front of a cow made of butter at the Iowa State Fair Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP)

Butter cows in Iowa, internal site redesign in Boston. It sure feels like a Friday around here.

Our Week In The Web: August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015
Production crew members work a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.  (AP)

You like to find out how to listen to our show and we want to figure out how to help you do that in an easier fashion.

Our Week In The Web: July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015
In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama jokes with the media during a tour of Faffa Food in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, which concluded Tuesday July 28, 2015, was marked by stirring images of throngs of thousands coming out to cheer the motorcade for this first visit by a sitting American president. (AP)

A regular reminder that RTs are not endorsements, links have specific authorship and patience is a virtue.

Q & A: Scott Walker On The Iran Deal, Huckabee Comments

July 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains his opposition to the Iran Deal, his record of statewide electoral victory and why he feels he’s set to win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

Q & A: Carly Fiorina On Trump, Sexism, And Being Cut From The GOP Debate

July 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at Cecil's Cafe, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of computer giant Hewlett-Packard, joined guest host John Harwood to talk Donald Trump, the upcoming Republican candidate debate and sexism in modern life.

Our Week In The News: July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on with fake dollars note flying around him thrown by a protester during a press conference at the football's world body. (Reuters)

You all really, really love to listen to our week in the news segments (that’s great) and we wonder why. Plus: Alex Trebek can’t really sing, in case you were wondering.

Why Was Sandra Bland Arrested?

July 22, 2015
Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

The unnerving roadside arrest tapes of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman pulled over in Texas and later found dead in her jail cell.

Our Week In The Web: July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015
This Tuesday, July 14, 2015 image provided by NASA on Wednesday shows one of Pluto's five moons, Hydra, about 27 miles (43 kilometers) by 20 miles (33 kilometers) wide, made by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)

Can you believe we sent a camera all the way out to Pluto and the only picture they sent back of one of Pluto’s moons was this blurry smudge? Also, we talk about digital authorship.

Harper Lee Friend On ‘Watchman’ Publication: ‘She Wants To Lay It Out There’

July 15, 2015
Harper Lee's new book "Go Set A Watchman" is released in the hometown of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, in Monroeville, AL, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP)

While the recent publication of Harper Lee’s “long-lost” companion novel, “Go Set A Watchman,” has raised concerns about the author’s involvement, a longtime friend told us Lee was ready for the story to be told.

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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