National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

At Bush Library, A Chance To Be The Decider-In-Chief

The Situation Room is one of the most mysterious and important rooms in the White House. It's where George W. Bush gave the order to begin the Iraq War. Now, that famous room has been rebuilt in Dallas, inside the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
NPR

Baltimore Detention Center Became A Criminal Enterprise

Federal prosecutors recently indicted 25 people associated with the Baltimore City Detention Center on charges of racketeering, and drug and money laundering. Prosecutors allege that prison guards allowed gang members free reign over the prison, helping them smuggle drugs and cellphones into the facility. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Baltimore Sun reporter Ian Duncan about the case.
NPR

Gathering Of Presidential Lineage Celebrates U.S. History

In a rural Ozarks town, the descendants of America's most revered historical figures are gathering for the Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival. The DNA of over 30 past presidents will be present, including that of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Truman. Jennifer Davison of KSMU radio reports.
NPR

Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems determined to become the formidable adversary the NRA has never had. The billionaire mayor is spending from his personal fortune to help defeat lawmakers who voted against gun control proposals last week. His first target: Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas.
NPR

Driver Hijacked By Tsarnaev Brothers Helped Police Trace Them

A 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur tells The Boston Globe his harrowing story of a 90-minute ordeal at gunpoint by suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
NPR

Wedged Between Buildings, Plane Part Could Be From Sept. 11

New York police say the debris appears to be from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. Surveyors found the piece of landing gear during an inspection just a few blocks from ground zero.

Pages