National

National News

National News

President Trump relies on a group of current and former generals to run national security. Does that increase the chances that he'll order military action?(Image credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It's commonly accepted that as societies become more modern, religion loses its grip. But recent research suggests it's more complicated than that.(Image credit: Marianne O'Leary/Flickr) [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
During his campaign, Trump spoke about the recent rash of mass shootings in the U.S. and suggested that restrictive gun laws had left the victims unable to return fire and defend themselves.(Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP) [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Through home visits, very ill people get help with pain, stress and symptoms. Medical centers, initially skeptical, now embrace the program because it helps patients and makes financial sense.(Image credit: Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News) [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
American Sikhs faced an onslaught of violence and hate crimes following the Sept. 11 attacks. In the face of renewed racist vitriol, they have devised a positive-media plan.(Image credit: We Are Sikhs/Screenshot by NPR) [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Waffle House founders Joe Rogers, center, and Tom Forkner, right, greet long time customer John Webb as they stop for a meal at a Waffle House restaurant in Norcross, Ga., in 2005.
Joe Rogers Sr. and Thomas Forkner Sr. co-founded the Waffle House in an Atlanta suburb in 1955. A statement released by the company says Forkner died on Wednesday at age 98. Rogers died March 3 at 97.(Image credit: Ric Feld/AP) [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Alexander Acosta testifies last month at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The Senate confirmed Acosta as labor secretary on Thursday.
In a bipartisan vote of 60-38, the Senate confirmed President Trump's second choice for labor secretary. Trump's first nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew when it became clear he would not be confirmed.(Image credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Wes Moore speaks at the Robin Hood Veterans Summit at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on May 7, 2012 in New York City.
Oh, and there's a new philanthropist in town.(Image credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images) [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days. Kenneth Williams, 38, received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner, Ark.
Kenneth Williams was the final inmate executed as the state sped up its schedule to beat the expiration date of its lethal-injection drugs.(Image credit: Arkansas Department of Correction/AP) [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the George C. Marshall room at the State Department on Thursday.
Secretary of State Tillerson tells NPR Kim Jong Un has to show up willing to talk about giving up the arms: "We do not seek a collapse of [his] regime. ... We seek a denuclearized Korean peninsula."(Image credit: Ariel Zambelich/NPR) [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source