National

RSS Feed
NPR

U.S. Announces Figure Skating Team For Sochi

This past weekend in Boston, American figure skaters were chosen for the Olympic team. The Americans are not seen as having much of a shot at gold medals, but that didn't dim the competition for a place on the team.
NPR

Mile Marker 420 Repeatedly Stolen In Colorado

The number 420 is associated with marijuana culture, and so Colorado officials found it necessary to protect Mile Marker 420 on I-70. Officials hope they've now secured the highway. The mile 420 sign has been replaced by a new one, reading: Mile 419.99.
NPR

Surveillance Controversy: NSA Versus Tech Companies

National Security Agency officials say their relations with tech companies have been strained by the news of the agency's surveillance programs. Tech fortunes rest on the ability to keep their users' data secure, but the NSA wants access to that data.
NPR

Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It

There's evidence that many standard treatments for back pain — including surgery, spinal injections and painkillers — are often ineffective and can even worsen and prolong the problem.
NPR

Balance Of Power At Stake In High Court Case

At issue in the Supreme Court on Monday is whether the president's power to make temporary appointments during the Senate recess can be curtailed by the use of pro forma Senate sessions during which no business is conducted.
NPR

What Does Living In Poverty Really Mean?

Defining poverty is not straightforward, says Tim Harford, author of the new book The Undercover Economist Strikes Back. It's also about how people view themselves and how they're viewed by others.
NPR

Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock

Since the violent 1957 standoff over the integration of Central High School, federal courts have been involved in Little Rock school affairs. Now a deal by the state, school districts and lawyers representing black students could end that oversight.
NPR

Gates: Obama Made Solid Decisions, But Was Swayed By Factious Staff

In a long and surprisingly frank interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talked about his relationship with the commander in chief and his rivalry with Vice President Joe Biden, and described a deep rift between the approaches of senior military leadership and Obama's young Cabinet.
NPR

Transcript: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' Interview With NPR

Full transcript of unedited interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep.
NPR

The Case Against Hugging, Dead Authors, Sharon Jones

In this week's podcast, we hear a researcher's objections to hugging, comedian Paul F. Tompkins brings authors back from the dead, and Sharon Jones beats cancer and releases a long-awaited album.

Pages