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Praise, Criticism For Netanyahu's Speech

The reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress is, so far, along partisan lines.

From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose - and a new path - on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

David Petraeus Enters Into Plea Deal With Justice Department

The former CIA chief and retired general, whose military career has been overshadowed by charges that he gave classified data to his mistress, will plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

LOOK: Pictures Of The Villarrica Volcano's Eruption In Chile

The volcano spewed heavy smoke into the air and lava down its slopes, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people in southern Chile.

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After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR's Michele Kelemen.

Hillary Clinton's Use Of Personal Email At State Department Raises Questions

The arrangement circumvented a process that could have automatically preserved Clinton's email communications in government archives.

GOP Faults Shift Of Funds To HealthCare.Gov From NIH And CDC

House Republicans are asking why the Obama administration moved money to run the federal insurance marketplace in 37 states, after House Democrats didn't appropriate enough funding.

In Speech To Congress, Netanyahu Blasts 'A Very Bad Deal' With Iran

The Israeli premier's remarks are the culmination of a controversy that began in January when he was invited — without input from the White House — to make the speech.

Alleged Patient Safety Kickbacks Lead To $1 Million Settlement

The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a medical products company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its antiseptic.

With Iran's Help, Iraqi Force Pushes Toward ISIS-Held Tikrit

A local source says that Iran, which has already been aiding Iraq with artillery and intelligence support, has sent fighters to help take the city of Tikrit.

Trouble At Clinton, Inc.

March 4, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a keynote address at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP)

Hillary Clinton’s week of bad headlines: about her emails and foreign money going to the Clinton Foundation. We’ll dig in.

What Makes Or Breaks A TV Remake?

March 3, 2015
David Tenant (right) and Olivia Colman (left) star in the popular drama 'Broadchurch.' (Broadchurch/Facebook)

British television’s crime drama “Broadchurch” has been an absolute success, but the American remake “Gracepoint” flopped. Why?

Speeding Up The Game Of Baseball

March 3, 2015
Juan Perez #2, Gregor Blanco #7 and Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Washington Nationals on October 4, 2014. The game was the longest of the 2014 season, ending in the 18 innings. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

After last season’s average Major League Baseball game lasted a record 3 hours and 2 minutes, the push is on to speed things up.

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Health Care Subsidies

March 3, 2015
This Oct. 3, 2014 photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The case could dismantle the Affordable Care Act and eliminate health insurance for more than eight million Americans.

Tinder ‘Plus’ Charging More For Users Over 30

March 3, 2015
Tinder Plus offers paying subscribers additional features, but the 30-plus crowd is paying a little extra. (Screenshot from tinder.com)

The free dating app has launched a paid subscription service called Tinder Plus, but users over 30 are being charged twice as much.

Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

March 3, 2015
Mabel the goshawk. (Helen Macdonald/Twitter)

In her award-winning book “H Is for Hawk,” Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father’s death.

Israeli Leader Uses Speech To Warn Against Trusting Iran

March 3, 2015
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on March 3, 2015 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Netanyahu was invited by House Speaker John Boehner to address Congress without informing the White House. Looking on are House Speaker John Boehner (left) and President pro tempore of the Senate Sen. Orrin Hatch. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program would actually pave the way for developing a weapon.

Marathon Bombing Trial Nears Opening Statements

March 3, 2015
Law enforcement officials stand guard outside the Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse on January 4, 2015 in Boston. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the federal death penalty for the 2013 bombings. Opening arguments are expected tomorrow.

The End Of The Lunch Hour

March 3, 2015
Sad desk lunch. (kraniac/Flickr)

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.

Is Nasdaq’s 15-Year High Another Bubble?

March 3, 2015
The Times Square NASDAQ MarketSite is seen on March 2, 2015 in New York City. The NASDAQ composite climbed over 5,000 points for the first time in 15 years when it briefly peaked over 5,000 points at 10:30 a.m. ET. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

The Nasdaq Composite Index broke 5,000 Monday for the first time in 15 years. The last time was at the height of the dot-com bubble.

Revisiting A Blast From The Past With Dave Barry

March 3, 2015
An 11-year-old Jeremy Hobson (left) is pictured with Dave Barry and Chris Jeckel in 1993 at Willard Airport in Savoy, Ill. (WILL)

Jeremy Hobson took the opportunity to catch up with the writer and humorist, whom he last interviewed in 1993 at the age of 11.

Hikers Make History On Pacific Crest Trail

March 3, 2015
Justin Lichter (left) and Shawn Forry are pictured at the highest point on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Courtesy of Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter)

Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter’s four-and-a-half month trek is believed to be the first-ever winter traverse of the PCT.

What We're Really Eating At Breakfast Now

March 3, 2015
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. Breakfast habits in America are changing, leading to dramatic shifts in business strategy. (AP)

Food guidelines are changing. So is what we eat for breakfast. Cereal? Out of favor. Eggs? Maybe OK. And all kinds of new menus. We’ll look at Americans and breakfast.

Convicted And Unemployed: How Local Action Is Changing Criminal Job Access

March 3, 2015
A group of community activists in San Francisco, CA celebrate that city's February 2014 embrace of the Fair Chance Campaign's efforts to alter background checks on employment and housing for convicted criminals. (Courtesy All of Us Or None)

Is it time to stop asking job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime? We’ll look at employment and unemployment after prison.

An Update On The Republican Field For 2016

March 3, 2015
Republican strategist Todd Domke says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has positioned himself well early in the presidential race. (Joe Skipper/AP)

At least early on, it appears even without former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that the field of Republican candidates for president next year will be a crowded one.

Boston To Select School Superintendent

March 2, 2015
The redesigned Ferdinand building in Dudley Square, soon to become headquarters for Boston Public Schools, looking south on Washington Street (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The School Committee is planning to vote Tuesday night on one of four finalists selected to fill the job.

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