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Republican National Convention Parallels Reality Television

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:39pm

Conflict, betrayal, false words: The Republican National Convention is playing out like a reality TV show.

Brazil Arrests 10 People Accused Of Olympics Terror Plot

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:39pm

Brazil says a dozen people are accused of plotting terrorist attacks during the upcoming Olympic games. Ten people have been arrested and two more are sought. This comes as Brazil has heavily increased security ahead of the games.

Justice Department Moves To Block 2 Health Insurance Mergers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:39pm

The Justice Department and a number of states filed suit today to block two big mergers in the health insurance industry. Anthem was planning to acquire Cigna, and Aetna sought to buy Humana. Justice Department officials said they had no doubt the mergers would reduce competition and hurt consumers.

Cell Phone Video Captures Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man In Miami

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:39pm

There's been another police shooting of an unarmed black man. This latest one happened in North Miami, Fla., and most of it was captured on cell phone video.

Ivanka Trump's Popularity Could Help Her Father Win Over Women

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:39pm

Ivanka Trump will introduce her father at the GOP convention Thursday night. She's been a close confidant and adviser to him, and some question whether she can help Donald Trump reach female voters.

Donald Trump To Deliver Remarks After Ted Cruz Failed To Endorse Him

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:39pm

As the Republican National Convention nears its end, Donald Trump will deliver a speech Thursday night for the first time as the official GOP nominee.

Do Everything Yourself: The Lessons Of Punk Renaissance Woman Vivien Goldman

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 2:06pm

Vivien Goldman, who has been a publicist, journalist, professor, author, playwright and back-up singer, is finally, at 64 years old, releasing an album of her own music and stepping to center stage.

First Watch: River Whyless, 'All Day All Night'

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 1:19pm

In its new video, the Asheville, N.C., folk band performs a new song while decked out in gold.

Spotify Is Now Letting Other Companies Check Out Your Tunes — And You

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:54pm

The streaming company has announced the rollout of targeted advertising on its free service. Companies will be able to use information about you, including your music choices — to sell you stuff.

Once Burning, The Cuyahoga River Rises Again

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:46pm

The polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire in June 1969. But a new generation is embracing the “Burning River” name.

How Have Convention Delegates Viewed Their Time In Cleveland?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Robin Young meets with delegates from New Jersey and Tennessee to get their views on how the convention has gone.

10 Brazilians Arrested, Accused Of Plotting Terrorist Attack On Rio Olympics

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:35pm

Brazil's justice minister says the group was disorganized and amateur. The members pledged allegiance to ISIS but had no direct contact with the group, authorities say.

Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:35pm

Eric Adams joined the police department intent on reforming it. "If I was not a voice for change it would bother me," he says. He was on the force for 22 years. Now he is Brooklyn's borough president.

Recent Police Shootings Stir A Memory For A Former Philadelphia Officer

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:35pm

Tom Gibbons had to retire from the police force after being shot three times during a traffic stop in 1970. He then became a reporter and covered the police for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Global Beer Merger Betwenn InBev, SABMiller Gets Approval To Move Forward

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:34pm

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Curt Nickisch of the Harvard Business Review about the deal and its implications.

So Long, VCR. We Hardly Knew You (Were Still Around)

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:24pm

It's been a long time coming for the VCR. After beating out Betamax and LaserDisc for home viewing dominance in the 1980s, VHS players are going away for good.

In Cleveland, A Wall Stands Between Latinos' Praise And Protest For Trump

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:22pm

As Republicans made overtures to Latinos inside the convention hall, protesters outside denounced what they said was Donald Trump's racism.

Turkey's President Calls For 3-Month State Of Emergency After Coup Attempt

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:13pm

The move allows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to act more quickly against those suspected of being involved in the failed plot.

Former GOP Candidate Ted Cruz Draws Boos For Not Endorsing Donald Trump

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:06pm

Cruz told the convention audience Wednesday night to “vote your conscience."

A Historian's View Of This Year's Republican Convention

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:52am

How will the Republican National Convention in Cleveland be remembered?




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