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Remaining Charges Dropped Against Baltimore Cops In Freddie Gray Case

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:13pm

The decision comes after three other officers were not convicted.

Wednesday Night's DNC Speeches To Feature Party's Present, Future

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:06pm

Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons joins Here & Now's Robin Young in Philadelphia to look ahead to tonight's speeches.

How Jupiter's Red Spot Makes Things High Above It Hot, Hot, Hot

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:03pm

Think summer's hot on Earth? Space physicists tracking weather on Jupiter say the roar of the raging storm we call the Great Red Spot heats the outer atmosphere above it by more than 1,000 degrees F.

6-Year-Old Boy's Wish To Be A 'Garbage Man' Granted

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:01pm

Ethan Dean spent a day riding in a garbage truck and wearing a hard-hat at an event in Sacramento, Calif., organized by the Make-a-Wish Foundation and local groups. Ethan has cystic fibrosis.

Songs We Love: Yohuna, 'The Moon Hangs In The Sky Like Nothing Hangs In The Sky'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:00pm

Songwriter Johanne Swanson splits the difference between dreamy and dirge in a track rich with moments of intimacy.

Americans Are Shrinking, While Chinese And Koreans Sprout Up

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:56am

A massive study looks at how heights around the world have changed over the past century.

For Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields, Round 2 Brings New Expectations

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:58am

At 17, boxer Claressa Shields won gold in the 2012 London Olympics. But it didn't change her life as much as she thought it would. After she returned home to Flint, Michigan, she thought: Now what?

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:43am

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.

In Pakistan's Heartland, A 'Perfect Storm Of Obstacles' To Protecting Women

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:20am

A high-profile honor killing has led to calls for stronger laws. But a gang-rape victim who's spent 14 years fighting for justice says laws are undercut by ages-old feudal traditions against women.

Egypt and Turkey: Why A Coup Succeeded In One And Failed In The Other

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:10am

Both countries have strong militaries wary of conservative Muslim politicians. But as a wealthier, more middle-class country, Turkey rose up when elements of the military tried to take over.

Bill Clinton Defends His Wife's Greatest Criticisms: Trust, Selfishness

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:45am

Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked politicians in political history.

Charges Against Remaining Officers Dropped In Freddie Gray Case

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:40am

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against the three officers who still faced trial in the death of Freddie Gray. Previous trials all ended in acquittals.

Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. Released From Mental Hospital

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:34am

The man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981 was ordered released from a mental hospital on Wednesday to live with his mother in Williamsburg, Va. He's now 61.

Songs We Love: Ryley Walker, 'The Roundabout'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:00am

The characters in Walker's song revolve like celestial bodies around a neighborhood dive bar. A "blitzkrieg celebration" in a Chicago neighborhood on the Fourth of July serves as the video's locale.

Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:59am

After four trials ended without convictions, prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody.

River Whyless, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:16am

The folk-pop band builds mountains out of sensitive harmony lines at the Newport Folk Festival. Kam Franklin of Houston soul band The Suffers joined them on a Woody Guthrie-Wilco cover.

A Letter From Young Asian Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:14am

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young Asian Americans who crowd-sourced an open letter to their family members, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.

John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:07am

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

Joan Shelley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 7:00am

"These are the smallest songs you'll hear at this folk festival this year, I think," Shelley said of her set with guitarist Nathan Salsburg. Small songs, perhaps, but each one contained a world.

Car Bomb Kills At Least 44 In Kurdish-Held Area Of Syria

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:26am

Syria's public media agency says 140 people were injured — and that the death toll will likely rise.

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