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American Indian Leader Encouraged By White House Meeting

Native American leaders from across the country gathered at the White House recently for the fifth annual tribal summit. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Brian Cladoosby, the newly elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, about the top issues in Indian country.

Kennedy Cousin Skakel Gets Bail As He Awaits New Murder Trial

A judge in Connecticut ordered that Michael Skakel remain in the state and wear a GPS tracking device. Prosecutors are appealing last month's ruling giving Skakel a new trial in the 1975 killing of his neighbor Martha Moxley.

Senate Democrats Detonate 'Nuclear Option' To Curb Filibusters

The change makes it much harder for Republicans to filibuster many of President Obama's nominees.

A Son's Death Reveals Chasms In Emergency Mental Health Care

Families seeking mental health care for a suicidal relative often face a labyrinth. First, they must obtain a legal commitment order, then they must find space on a hospital ward. State budget cuts have made it harder to get care during a mental health crisis.

Yellen's Nomination To Fed Gets OK From Senate Committee

If confirmed by the full Senate in December, Janet Yellen would become the first woman to lead the central bank. She's currently the Fed's vice chairman. Analysts do not expect major policy shifts after the departure of current Chairman Ben Bernanke.

What I Saw: A Photographer's Last Dispatch From The Philippines

NPR photographer David Gilkey has photographed in extreme situations — from the surge in Afghanistan, to bombings in Gaza, to the tsunami in Japan, but nothing could have prepared him for what he saw in the village of Barangay 68 in Tacloban City, Philippines.

It's Away! Cargo Jet That Landed At Wrong Airport Takes Off

A Boeing 747 jet was supposed to land at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. Instead, it touched down at a small municipal airport across town. That was a problem: The runway there is much shorter than what the big jet typically needs on takeoff. But the plane is now on its way again.

In Tornado-Ravaged Illinois 'War Zone,' Veterans Find A Mission

The tornado that tore apart much of Washington, Ill., this weekend has triggered an outpouring of support. Among those helping is a nonprofit group manned by veterans, working at no cost to help weary residents. "We have a lot of vets, some of them have PTSD, and vets have so much suicide," says one. "It's healing to give back."

Ad Backing Boeing In 'Seattle Times' Uses Airbus Photo

Boosters of Washington State want work on Boeing's new 777 airplane to stay in the state. Boeing is demanding tax breaks and union concessions. The ad headline read: "The Future Of Washington," but the photo was of an Airbus plane.

Small Town In Utah Forgets To Hold An Election

Mayor Jay Hortin of Wallsburg, population 275, will stay in office for two more years because the town's new recorder forgot to hold an election. It's the second time in a row this has happened.