RSS Feed

Kenya Pushes For Close Of Word's Largest Refugee Camp

Kenya wants to shut down a sprawling Somali refugee camp it views as a vector for Islamist extremists. Refugee officials say shutting down the camp would violate international law.

Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Some have vented their anger by throwing rocks at visiting politicians. Others have become social workers in their villages. But many Nepalis are absorbed in the daily struggle to find food and water.

Replica Of Lafayette's Ship Re-Creates Historic Voyage To America

The Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France to America in 1780 to help the new nation defeat the British. A $29 million replica of the Hermione tall ship is retracing that journey.

McDonald's Plans To Rebrand Itself As A 'Progressive Burger Company'

The McDonald's turnaround plan is staking its future on being a "progressive burger company." But what does that mean?

Irene, A Ugandan Prostitute, Explains How To Use A Condom

With her shy charm and sunny smile, she makes viewers realize that behind the label "sex worker" there's a sweet young mom, just trying to feed her kids.

People's Republic Of Uber: Making Friends, Chauffeuring People In China

Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.

'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

"If you're standing for the freedom of expression, you can't be at one moment for this freedom of expression, and two or three minutes later, against that," film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret says.

Israel Braces For More Protests By Minority Ethiopian Community

Security forces have been deployed in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to try to prevent further violence after police and protesters clashed Sunday at rallies to protest police treatment of Ethiopian-Israelis.

New British Princess Is Given A Name

Born over the weekend, the baby girl weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and is fourth in line for the British throne.
WAMU 88.5

Listen: Virginia Del. Vivian Watts On Making IDs Easier For Those With Non-Traditional Names

People with hard-to-spell names or with more than the typical number of surnames often see their names mangled at the ID office. A Virginia lawmaker talks about what's being done to change that.