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Using Video Games To Help Stroke Victims Recover

April 28, 2016
With the support of a physical therapy student, a stroke patient works her way through a level of the game V-Step. (Todd Bookman/WHYY)

There’s growing scientific evidence suggesting that these types of games may improve physical therapy outcomes.

From Capitol Hill To The Silver Screen

April 28, 2016
Treat Williams and Robert Mrazek attend a special screening of "The Congressman" at The Bryant Park Hotel on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Congressman)

In the new film “The Congressman,” actor Treat Williams (left) plays Charlie Winship, a congressman based on Robert Mrazek (right).

U.S. Economy Grows At Slowest Pace In Two Years

April 28, 2016

The GDP expanded by just 0.5 percent, as consumers cut back on spending and businesses made fewer investments.

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

April 28, 2016
Screen grab from mean tweets viral video

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

House Committee Votes To Register Women For The Draft

April 28, 2016
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), pictured here on May 29, 2014, sponsored the proposal that would require young women to register for the Selective Service System, but voted against it. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Duncan Hunter sponsored the amendment but voted against it, saying he only wanted to raise questions about women in combat.

American Students Take Advantage Of Free College In Germany

April 28, 2016
Claire Becker sits in her German class at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado on Monday, April 4, 2016. (Nathaniel Minor/CPR News)

In Colorado this year, 100 students are taking the German language college entrance test – the first step toward attending college there.

Doctors, Patients Reportedly Killed In Airstrike On Syrian Hospital

April 28, 2016
Syrian men carry an injured youth in the government-controlled side of the northern city of Aleppo following fighting between regime forces and rebels on April 28, 2016. The Syrian army was preparing an offensive to retake the whole of Aleppo, as fighting in the divided second city killed 38 civilians in a new blow for a tattered truce. Nearly 200 people have been killed in Aleppo in the past week as rebels have pounded government-held neighborhoods with rocket and artillery fire and the regime has hit rebel areas with air raids. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura warned the hard-won February 27 ceasefire was now "barely alive" and pleaded for urgent action by its cosponsors Russia and the United States to rescue it. But pro-government newspaper Al-Watan said the army was now poised for a "decisive battle" for Aleppo and the surrounding province which would begin in the coming days. (George Ourealian/AFP/Getty Images)

The hospital destroyed in Aleppo was backed by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Hastert Case Raises Questions About Statute Of Limitations

April 28, 2016
Surrounded by U.S. Marshals, former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on October 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert plead guilty to bank fraud charges after he was accused of intentionally evading federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an 'Individual A' to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Law professor Marci Hamilton says Illinois’ call to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes is part of a national trend.

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

April 28, 2016
Sesame Street on HBO (

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up “Sesame Street.”

Texas Businesses Gear Up To Defeat ‘Bathroom Bills’

April 28, 2016
Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. (Owen Parry/Texas Tribune)

Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

For NFL Draft Fans, Quarterbacks Take Center Stage

April 28, 2016
Jared Goff #16 of the California Golden Bears, is the likely number one pick in the draft. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Today is NFL draft day, the day when top college players get picked to play professional football. It’s become a major television event.

Gloria Estefan Reflects On Her Life Story In ‘On Your Feet!’

April 28, 2016
In this Sept. 21, 2014 photo, Emilio Estefan, left, and Gloria Estefan pose for photos at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami during the casting for Broadway musical “On Your Feet!” (Ivan Cruz/AP)

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson catches up with the Cuban-born American singer backstage after a performance.

Ahead Of California Primary, Latina Moms Get Out The Vote

April 28, 2016
Rocio Alfaro (left), Wendy Mendez (middle) and Mery Alvarez (right) attend a lunch on Feb. 10, 2016 in Watts where the topic of conversation was the upcoming 2016 elections. (Dan Tufts for KPCC)

Researchers have determined that Latina mothers and grandmothers are more influential in getting family and friends to vote.

Falling Behind, Senators Ted Cruz And Bernie Sanders Make Campaign Changes

April 28, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) holds up hands with former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, at a campaign rally in the Pavilion at the Pan Am Plaza on April 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz named Carly Fiorina as his pick for Vice President running mate during the rally. (Ty Wright/Getty Images)

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz announced yesterday that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will be his running mate.

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