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Presidential Elections In Burundi Delayed

May 25, 2015

Amidst violent protests and a coup attempt, the president of Burundi has postponed the election — that was scheduled for tomorrow — until next month.

Interior Secretary On Drawing New Visitors To National Parks

May 25, 2015
Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (John 'K'/Flickr)

Memorial Day is a popular day for Americans to visit the nation’s parks and monuments. We speak to the Secretary of the Interior, who oversees the National Park Service.

An Ordinary Day At Arlington National Cemetery

May 25, 2015
The family of Matthew John West drove 16 hours from Eau Claire, Wisc., to celebrate what would have been his 41st birthday at Arlington National Cemetery. (Lisa Mullins/Here & Now)

Official ceremonies will be held at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day. Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins has this report of an ordinary day at the cemetery.

Problems Persist At VA Despite Congressional Mandate

May 25, 2015
Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center pictured on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Almost a year after a scandal rocked the Veterans Affairs administration leading to a $15 billion infusion to fix the problems, long wait times and limited access to care remain unsolved.

Music From The Show

May 22, 2015

From Jenno Stuck to Skoal Kodiak.

Dr. Beach Reveals His Top 10 U.S. Beaches For 2015

May 22, 2015
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park on the Hawaiian island of Oahu won the #1 spot on Dr. Beach's top 10 beaches list for 2015. (Ryan Ozawa/Flickr)

Taking this year’s top honor: Waimanalo Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. “Dr. Beach” explains who made the cut, and why.

Oregon Looks To Raise Wages For People With Intellectual Disabilities

May 22, 2015
Workers with All Seasons Grounds Care at the City of McMinnville Water Reclamation Facility. (Chris Lehman/Northwest News Network)

Some adults in Oregon with developmental disabilities are paid as little as 25 cents an hour – well below the minimum wage.

ISIS Gains Ground In Iraq And Syria

May 22, 2015
A view of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra one day after the self-proclaimed Islamic State fired rockets into the city on May 17, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The extremists have seized the last Syrian-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, as well as a famous archaeological site.

Wal-Mart Calls On Suppliers To Treat Farm Animals Better

May 22, 2015
Pigs on a farm in the village of Gangzhong in China's eastern Zhejiang province on November 19, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

The retail giant is asking its suppliers in the U.S. to treat farm animals better, and give them fewer antibiotics.

Clinton Emails And Iraq Dominate 2016 Campaign News

May 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton meets with parents and child care workers at the Center for New Horizons on May 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In our weekly look at the race for 2016, we’re joined by NPR’s Don Gonyea and Julie Mason of “Press Pool” on Sirius XM.

Beatification Of Oscar Romero Marks Turning Point For Catholic Church

May 22, 2015
A mural of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero decorates a wall where students sit in a plaza in Panchimalco, El Salvador, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Salvador Melendez/AP)

The church and El Salvador have been deeply divided over the late archbishop, who spoke out against the country’s brutal military regime.

It’s Only Getting Worse: California Farmers Consider Historic Cuts

May 22, 2015
Farmer Joe Del Bosque (L) talks with a worker on April 23, 2015 in Firebaugh, California. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, farmers in the Central Valley are struggling to keep their crops watered and many have opted to leave acres of the fields fallow. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Farmers who have water rights are worried regulators will take their water anyway, so they’ve offered the state a deal.

The Brave New World Of ‘Editing’ Human Genes

May 22, 2015
Humankind Can Now Tinker With Its Gene Pool, But Should It?

A new gene technology is so powerful, it’s sparking debate about whether humankind should tinker with its own gene pool.

‘All Souls Trilogy’ Author Deborah Harkness

May 22, 2015
Author Deborah Harkness has just released "The Book of Life," the final book in her bestselling "All Souls" trilogy. (Marion Ettlinger)

The hugely successful books are set in a world where witches, vampires and demons live alongside humans.

2015 Shaping Up To Be An El Niño Year

May 22, 2015
A map shows sea surface temperatures on May 21, 2015. El Niño is characterized by unusually warm temperatures in the Pacific and affects global temperatures and rainfall. (NOAA)

Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, explains what this may mean for the weather.

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