Personal tools
You are here: Home Resources Good Reads

National News From NPR



Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:57:00 -0400 
    The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador met at the White House to discuss the steep uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.


Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:49:00 -0400 
    The bill also directs the Librarian of Congress to review whether the exemption should also apply to tablets and other devices.


Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:42:00 -0400 
    At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyishi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.


As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:30:00 -0400 
    There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?


Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:15:46 -0400 
    Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.


Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:15:00 -0400 
    The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.


The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:10:00 -0400 
    Growing waistlines, a savvy clothing industry and good old-fashioned stubbornness have kept many men in pants that don't fit. It doesn't have to be this way.


Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems? 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:53 -0400 
    It's become an article of faith among supporters of capital punishment that abolitionists are doing everything they can to undermine executions, putting up hurdles and then complaining about delays.


Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:02:00 -0400 
    In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.


Before Passing The Baton, Spelman President Reflects On Tough Choices 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:25:59 -0400 
    Host Michel Martin speaks with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum about her final year leading the oldest historically black college for women.


The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful? 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:24:22 -0400 
    Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.


Thanks For Your Support. We'll Take It From Here 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:03:14 -0400 
    Many organizations, including the Gates Foundation, support our work. But they don't get to set the agenda.


Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:41:00 -0400 
    In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.


Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:40:56 -0400 
    Authorities want to cut down on cigarette butts in the sand, so they're moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of the state's Pacific Coast. Repeat offenders could face a $110 fine.


Honduran Foreign Minister: U.S. Should Address Root Causes Of Migration 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:58:46 -0400 
    Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
New York Times Book Reviews
[see more]
Search the Web
Google

Local News From OPB
[see more]
World News From BBC
Israel rejects truce 'as it stands'  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:56:27 GMT
'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:41:51 GMT
UK economy back at pre-crisis level  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:48 GMT
[see more]
 
script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-18557961-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();