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Episode 709: The Quiet Old Lady Who Whispers "Fair Use"

Where is the line between being inspired by somebody's creative work and stealing it?

To Fight Pollution, Paris Imposes Weekday Ban On Old Cars

The city is banning pre-1997 cars and pre-2000 motorcycles from the streets in daylight hours during the week — a move opposed by some advocates for the poor and vintage car collectors.

The Obama Years: Views On A Presidency, Across America

How has life changed over the past eight years under President Obama? NPR hits the road to ask Americans about Obama's White House years on everything from jobs and energy to race and immigration.

Does Discovery's 'Shark Week' Teach Us The Truth About Sharks?

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about this year’s programming – the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Unknown Heroes Who Helped Win The American Revolution

General George Washington often turned to a group of citizen-soldiers from Maryland during the war. But their story hasn't really been documented until now.

Tesla Crash Raises Questions About Self-Driving Cars

An Ohio man died while driving his Tesla car in its semi-autonomous mode in May. What does the accident mean for the industry?

In Vermont, Food Labels Now Must Reveal GMO Ingredients

The state's new law has prompted Congress to look at enacting national labeling standards, but some argue genetically engineered crops aren't different from other foods.

Millions Of Men Are Missing From The U.S. Workforce

In the United States, the share of prime-age men who are neither working nor looking for work has doubled since the 1970s. But why?

Clinton Emails, Trade Accusations Dominate The Week In Politics

Jesse Holland of the Associated Press and Julie Mason of Sirius Radio discuss the election news of the week with Here & Now's Robin Young.

A Not-So-Ordinary Fourth Of July Barbecue With Kathy Gunst

Grilling on the Fourth of July is an American tradition. But this year, resident chef Kathy Gunst decided to change up her usual fare by putting fruits on the fire.