National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

After Arizona Immigration Ruling, Panic And Protests

Days after the Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's law, human-rights groups say they're getting calls from worried undocumented residents who are afraid of being turned over to immigration officials. But the ruling has also emboldened opponents of the measure.
NPR

Pieces Of AIDS Quilt Blanket Nation's Capital

Created in 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt honors the lives of more than 94,000 people who have died of AIDS. Now, it's celebrating its 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C., with portions of it displayed around the city.

NPR

Some Democrats To Skip Obama's Renomination Party

This year's Democratic National Convention has already shrunk by a day. Now it appears the attendance for the event is shrinking, too. At least a dozen prominent Democrats say they won't be able to make it. All are facing tough election campaigns in places where President Obama's popularity lags.
NPR

Defense Giant Says Budget Cuts Could Mean Pink Slips

With dramatic cutbacks in defense spending looming if Congress fails to reach a budget deal, defense systems manufacturer Lockheed Martin says it will be forced to send layoff warnings to more than 100,000 employees this fall.

NPR

Medicaid Expansion Goes Overlooked In Supreme Court Anticipation

Specifically, the court has been asked whether the part of the Affordable Care Act that would expand Medicaid to an estimated 17 million more people over the next 10 years is an unconstitutional infringement of states' rights. The court's decision on the health care law is expected Thursday.

Pages