National

RSS Feed
NPR

Hersman: Growing North American Oil Industry Tests Rail Safety

Steve Inskeep talks to departing National Transportation Safety Board chairman Deborah Hersman about the years of delay in putting safer tanker cars on the nation's railroads.
NPR

Killer Tornadoes Rip Through Arkansas, Oklahoma

The most powerful of the twisters touched down north of Little Rock and tore an 80-mile path through the area. At least 14 people have died.
NPR

Clippers Distances Themselves From Racist Comments

David Greene talks to ESPN's Peter Keating about racist remarks allegedly made by Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers. The NBA is investigating the authenticity of the recording.
NPR

Stronger Patent Protections Sought In Pacific Rim Trade Pact

Diverse industries, from pharmaceuticals to film, are lobbying for strict patent protections in the Trans-Pacific trade deal.
NPR

Conservatives Yet To Rally Around Obamacare Replacement

Congressional Republicans say they want to repeal and replace Obamacare, but they've been light on details of what the alternative might look like.
NPR

Enormous Weather Front Spawns Deadly Tornadoes

Powerful storms struck central Arkansas on Sunday. Emergency workers are going door-to-door to check on residents. More than a dozen people have been killed.
NPR

Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open

A dispute over a state law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges goes before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Critics say such laws create a de facto ban on abortion.
NPR

How A Public Corruption Scandal Became A Fight Over Free Speech

Monday the Supreme Court hears about a man who was fired after testifying against a state lawmaker. The case on public employees' right to speak out could impact future corruption investigations.
NPR

Test First Before Going For Those Testosterone Supplements

It sounds so simple; slap on a testosterone patch and you're feeling young again. But for many men, the problem may really be obesity or diabetes. Here's how to know.
NPR

Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

In eastern Kansas, ranchers burn the prairie every spring to bring back grass for grazing cattle. Environmentalists celebrate those fires because without them the delicate ecosystem would disappear.

Pages