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Washington Navy Yard, Site Of Shooting, Has Long History

Located on the banks of the Anacostia River and near the Washington Nationals ballpark in southeast D.C., it is the U.S. Navy's oldest shore facility. Today, it employs about 3,000 people and is home to the command that oversees ship construction, as well as the Judge Advocate General's Corps.


Democrats Dodge New York Family Feud, Mayoral Runoff Averted

Bill Thompson conceded the New York City mayoral primary to Bill de Blasio, assuring that the Democratic Party will avoid what promised to be an acrimonious intraparty runoff.

Why Do We Describe Asian Eyes As 'Almond-Shaped'?

TV personality Julie Chen's recent revelation about getting plastic surgery to make her eyes look "less Chinese" has renewed a long-running discussion about how to describe an Asian person's eyes.

Are Latinos Turning Away From Traditional Media For Information?

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin hosted a Google+ Hangout on air, focusing on "Emerging Latinos and Innovations."

Several Reported Dead In Shooting At Navy Yard In Washington

NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with Steve Inskeep from the scene of Monday's Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C.

Attack At The Navy Yard: Latest On The Shootings In D.C.

Eleven victims were killed and several more were injured, authorities say, in what President Obama called a "cowardly act." A gunman is also dead, say police. Meanwhile one person thought to have been a "potential" gunman has been cleared. Another is still being sought.

Homeless Man With 'Great Heart' Finds $42,000, Turns It In

In Massachusetts over the weekend, a store employee misplaced a backpack filled with cash and travelers checks. The homeless man who found it immediately turned it in. "Homeless people are the first to help you out," says Bob Boisselle, who knows the Good Samaritan and also stays at a Boston-area homeless shelter.

Mansfield Waits 121 Years For 2nd Night Game

In 1892, Mansfield University held the first night football game. New electric lights illuminated the field. Just not very well. Mansfield abandoned night games until this past Saturday when they defeated Princeton.

Rescue Efforts To Resume In Flooded Colorado; More Rain Due

Floodwaters have washed out roads and made it difficult to get to many people. Bad weather grounded helicopters on Sunday. Though more rain is expected, authorities think the rescue flights will be able to resume Monday. Hundreds of people remain unaccounted for.

Rain Still Falling In Waterlogged Northern Colorado

Residents are flocking to shelters to escape massive flooding from days of rain. Hundreds of people remain stranded. Four deaths have been blamed on the deluge, and authorities fear the death toll could go higher.