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Controversey Over Guantanamo Prisoner's Art

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 3:42pm

An art show at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice of work done by accused terrorist captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has led to a Pentagon crackdown. One inmate's lawyers say their client's artwork is evidence of torture.

The Year The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Unraveled

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 3:42pm

Migrant rights advocates warn that President Trump's attempts to shut down the refugee resettlement program will have long-term consequences.

(Image credit: Felipe Dana/AP)

Kim Jong Un's New Year's Address

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 3:42pm

Kim Jong Un ended 2017 claiming that North Korea's nuclear arsenal could strike anywhere in the United States. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former senior State Department official Evans Revere.

Where Did The Islamic State Fighters Go?

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:55pm

The extremist group has lost all its strongholds in its core areas in Iraq and Syria. But some militants are still on the loose and plan to regroup and cause more mayhem.

(Image credit: Felipe Dana/AP)

In Mexico, Calls For Investigation Into Destruction Caused By Deadly September Earthquake

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:52pm

Two months after a 7.1 magnitude quake struck central Mexico, some survivors have asked why their homes weren't strong enough to remain standing.

'Mindhunter' Actor Jonathan Groff On His Most Life-Altering Roles

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:48pm

The Mindhunter star says his work on HBO's Looking changed his life: "It's one of my favorite things I've worked on, the most personal thing I've worked on." Originally broadcast Oct. 31, 2017.

165 Years Of Obituaries Come To Life In New York Times 'Book Of The Dead'

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with the obituaries editor of The New York Times about the collection of thousands of the paper's obits.

How Much Should We Trust 2018 Economic Predictions?

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:33pm

NPR's Marilyn Geewax speaks with Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti about what to expect as economists and market analysts make their annual forecasts.

Infidelity Shouldn't Always Mean The End Of A Marriage, Author Esther Perel Says

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:20pm

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Perel, a couples therapist and author, about her new book "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity."

How Bitterly Cold Weather Is Affecting The Country

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:12pm

Dozens of daily low temperature records have already been set in states including New York, Iowa and Illinois.

Trump Tweet On Pakistan Kicks Off 2018 In Politics

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:06pm

President Trump was up early on New Year's Day, tweeting that the U.S. has "foolishly" given billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan.

Why One Conservative Hunter Is Fighting To Keep Public Lands In Federal Control

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:52am

Ty Stubblefield describes himself as a "red-blooded conservative," but he's risked friendships to fight for public lands.

'People Are Rebuilding Their Lives': Wildfire Recovery Continues In Northern California

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:40am

Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with Shirlee Zane, Sonoma County supervisor, about how her county is coping months after deadly fires ravaged the area.

Inside One Ohio Antiques Expert's Palace Of Pop Culture Collectibles

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:33am

For a half century, collectors of all stripes from across the country have turned to antiques and collectibles expert Terry Kovel.

How A 1917 Tragedy Improved U.S.-Canada Relations — And Helped Build A College Hockey Program

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:20am

The United States and Canada are close allies. But that wasn't always the case.

Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin In California

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:11am

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with the co-founder of marijuana dispensary KindPeoples in Santa Cruz, one of the first businesses to get marijuana licenses in the state.

Economic Frustration Propels Anti-Government Protests In Iran

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:06am

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News, for the latest on the protests.

China's Ban On Its Domestic Ivory Trade Takes Effect

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:01am

Chinese officials fulfilled a previous pledge banning the domestic sale and processing of ivory within its borders. The ban follows a similar measure implemented by the U.S. in 2016.

(Image credit: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

10 Reported Dead In Latest Round Of Iranian Protests

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 9:35am

Iranians have taken to the streets in cities across the country to protest economic conditions and criticize the country's clerical leadership. The 10 deaths made it the bloodiest day so far.

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