National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Is Nina Davuluri 'American Enough' To Be Miss America?

When Nina Davuluri won the Miss America pageant this past weekend, some people on Twitter said she wasn't "American enough." Host Michel Martin speaks to Davuluri about her title and the reaction to it.
NPR

$64,000 Raised So Far For Homeless Man Who Turned In $42,000

Glen James, who has been homeless for about five years, says he never even thought about keeping the money he found. Inspired by his story, contributors have been giving to an online fundraising campaign that its creator hopes will change James' life.
NPR

As Colorado Floodwaters Recede The Damage Becomes Clear

Skies have cleared and the worst may be over. But as the water goes down, the destroyed roads, homes and businesses are emerging. Piles of debris line canyons.
NPR

UPDATE: 'So, So Very Sorry,' Says Navy Yard Gunman's Mother

In a statement she read to the news media at midday Wednesday, Cathleen Alexis says she does not know why her son killed 12 people on Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. Meanwhile, more is coming out about Aaron Alexis's actions in the days leading up to the attack.
NPR

No Guns Please, Starbucks Tells Customers

The coffee giant has been wrongly portrayed, it says, as being a champion of "open carry" laws. Now it's asking customers not to bring weapons to its shops.
NPR

University Of Alabama Moves To Integrate Greek System

White sorority members told the school's student newspaper they wanted to recruit at least two black candidates, but their names were removed before members could vote on them. University President Judy Bonner has ordered sororities to use an open bidding process, which allows them to add new members at any time.
NPR

Navy Yard Shooter Struggled With Growing Mental Issues

Investigators are gathering clues that indicate Aaron Alexis' life seemed to be unraveling. He's been identified as the man who opened fire at a U.S. Naval base in Washington, D.C. on Monday, killing 12 workers. Alexis was killed in a gun battle with police.
NPR

Another Shooting Spree Added To The List Of Gun Violence

Monday's deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. was just the latest in a string of mass shootings across the country. Last year, Adam Lanza opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 26 people before he took his own life.
NPR

Gun Control Advocates Say Little After Navy Yard Shooting

In the aftermath of this week's shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., there has been no revival of the debate over gun control. In fact, the response from both sides in the debate has been muted. That's very different from what happened after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December.
NPR

Colorado Officials Scale Back Searches For Flood Victims

The search and rescue effort in Colorado is slowing down. While many are still listed as missing, officials are scaling back on the effort to find those trapped in areas severely affected by recent flooding. They say most people who wanted to get out have been able to do so.

Pages