National News

The History of Campus Sexual Assault

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:03

Sixty years of research on campus rape yields scholarly insight into prevention and accountability.

» E-Mail This

With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

When you think of Iraq, you may picture a desert battlefield. But life is not like that everywhere. The southern Shiite heartland of Najaf is full of religious pilgrims and bustling business.

» E-Mail This

For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.

» E-Mail This

With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

When you think of Iraq, you may picture a desert battlefield. But life is not like that everywhere. The southern Shiite heartland of Najaf is full of religious pilgrims and bustling business.

» E-Mail This

For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.

» E-Mail This

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 14:46

Wilson, the Ferguson Police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown nearly four months ago, has resigned, according to his attorney.

» E-Mail This

'The Banh Mi Handbook': A Guide To A Viet-French Sandwich

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 12:57

Food writer Andrea Nguyen dives into the story of banh mi, a Vietnamese street sandwich with a French colonial past that's been popping up on menus around the country.

» E-Mail This

Millennials Might Be 'Generation Twin.' Is That A Bad Thing?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 12:57

Between 1981 and 2012, 1 million extra twins were born in the U.S. One economist says all of those twins could be hurting the economy — but another expert points out some perks of twinhood.

» E-Mail This

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand Dies At 80

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 11:10

The Canadian-born poet was known for his wit and introspection. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and Yale University's Bollingen Prize.

» E-Mail This

The Market For Low-End Smartphones Is Looking Up

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 11:00

Smartphones that don't scrimp on performance but sell for less than $200 off contract are gaining traction. And the low end is quickly becoming one of the most innovative spaces in mobile tech.

» E-Mail This

Taiwan's Premier Quits After Ruling Party's Ballot Box Rebuff

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 09:16

Prime Minister Jiang Yi-huah stepped down after the Kuomintang party (KMT) suffered losses in districts across the country.

» E-Mail This

A Musical Tribute For A Waiter Who Spoke Out Against Racism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 07:41

Fifty years after the desegregation of the South, an oratorio will pay tribute to an unlikely civil rights activist — a waiter named Booker Wright who spoke out about discrimination on the job.

» E-Mail This

Taliban Attack A Second Foreign Guesthouse In Kabul

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 07:15

The militant group targeted a different guesthouse in an attack on Friday. The incidents are part of a major uptick in violence in the country in recent days.

» E-Mail This

13,000 Modern Slaves Working In U.K., London Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 06:13

The Home Office says a re-analysis of its statistics shows more trafficked individuals — including women and children forced into prostitution — than previously thought.

» E-Mail This

Foreign Dollars Fuel A New Condo Boom In Miami

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 05:59

After the bust of the Great Recession, construction cranes once again tower over Miami. The transformation masks a difficult reality: This flashy city also remains one of the nation's poorest.

» E-Mail This

Few Arrests In Ferguson Amid Largely Peaceful Protests

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 05:28

People protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown thwarted shoppers and blocked traffic near the police headquarters.

» E-Mail This

Egyptian Court Overturns Mubarak's Murder Conviction

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 04:18

It is not clear if former strongman, who was ousted after massive anti-government protests in 2011, will walk free as he is also serving a separate 3-year sentence.

» E-Mail This

Red Tape Ties Up Purchases Of D.C. Affordable Houseing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Nearly 1 in 5 Washington, D.C. residents live at or below the poverty line, but affordable-housing developers are having trouble selling units.

» E-Mail This

Teacher Seeks Exoneration From McCarthy-Era Conviction

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

At 98, Miriam Moskowitz is going to court, seeking to overturn a conviction that has haunted her since the McCarthy era. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the retired teacher, who said it ruined her life.

» E-Mail This

Medal For Discovery Of DNA's Double Helix Up For Bidding

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Dr. James Watson is auctioning off the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA. Christie's auction house set the reserve price at $2.5 million.

» E-Mail This

Pages