National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Obama: 'Out Of This Darkness, A Brighter Day Is Going To Come'

President Obama visited Aurora, Colo., to meet with shooting victims and their loved ones Sunday, while a vigil was held by the community to remember the 12 killed and more than 50 wounded in Friday's movie-theater attack.
NPR

Testing, Treatment Key Weapons In AIDS Fight

The International AIDS Conference is being held this week in Washington, D.C. HIV infection in the host city is the highest in the nation. Though treatments have come a long way in the past 30 years, those high infection rates — especially among the black community — show there is still much work to be done.
NPR

After Shooting Rampage, A Community Looks To Heal

Outside the movie theater in Aurora, Colo, where Friday's deadly shooting occurred, there's a makeshift memorial at the edge of a hot and dusty lot. There are hundreds of candles and flowers, American flags and signs memorializing the victims. There are also some signs around town that life is starting to return to normal.
NPR

Paterno's Stature Comes Down

Penn State took down Sunday the iconic statue of Joe Paterno, the school's head football coach for 45 years. His legacy was tarnished by the way he handled information about the child abuse committed by his fellow coach Jerry Sandusky. ESPN's John Barr offers his insight.
NPR

Invasive Pests, Or Tiny Biological Terrorists?

There are millions of killers loose in California, and eucalyptus trees are their victims. Entomologist Timothy Paine has been studying the insects killing California's menthol-scented trees for two decades — and he's noticed a suspicious pattern.
NPR

Obama's Judicial Nominees Face Slowed Confirmation Process

District court nominees, though largely uncontroversial, have been drawn into the web of partisan stalling. There are currently 21 federal judicial nominees pending before the Senate. Four are uncontroversial appeals court nominees reported out of committee months ago. Seventeen are district court nominees.
NPR

NCAA To Issue Sanctions Against Penn State

The NCAA says it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against the school over the child sex abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky. The move comes the same day Penn State removed the statue of legendary football coach Joe Paterno from outside the football stadium.

Pages