National

  • 11:53am May 04, 2013
    National National Economy

    More Jobs, But Wait: They May Not Pay Much

    While the economy added 165,000 jobs in April, a closer look shows that the biggest gains were in lower-paying fields like hospitality and temp agencies. And there's some question as to whether there will be enough jobs for students once the school year ends.
  • 2:30pm May 03, 2013
    World News World News National

    Diplomacy, Sanctions And A Nearing Red Line With Iran

    Sanctions have hurt the Iranian economy, but have so far failed to convince Tehran to abandon nuclear ambitions. A report from the Iran Project argues that it's time to re-examine the balance of sanctions and diplomacy. Others argue it's time to consider military options.
  • Casual clothing detail fashion background made in the USA
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    4:05pm May 02, 2013
    World News World News National Books Economy Environment

    Ethical Fashion: Is The Tragedy In Bangladesh A Final Straw?

    Since a garment factory collapsed last month in Dhaka, killing more than 400 people, ethical fashion has been in the spotlight. Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, explains the economy that created this tragedy and what we can do to fix it.
  • 10:09am May 02, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Obama Announces Commerce, Trade Nominees

    President Obama on Thursday nominated Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department. An heiress to the Hyatt hotel empire and one of Forbes' 300 richest Americans, she also served on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Obama also nominated a new U.S. Trade Representative. Michael Froman is a senior economic adviser to the president and a former Citigroup executive.
  • The four cuts at the top of this skull "are clear chops to the forehead," says Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley. Based on forensic evidence, researchers think the blows were made after the person died.
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    7:48pm May 01, 2013
    National National Science

    Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

    The winter of 1609-1610 has been called the "starving time" for the hundreds of men and women who settled the English colony of Jamestown, Va. They ate their horses, their pets — and, apparently, at least one person. Scientists say human bones recovered from the site provide the first hard evidence that the colonists may have resorted to cannibalism.
  • Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe often uses her longboard to get around campus and chat with students like senior Xanda Schofield.
    Wendy Kaufman / NPR
    7:48pm May 01, 2013
    National National Education

    How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap

    At Harvey Mudd College in California, about 40 percent of the computer science majors are women. That's far more than at any other co-ed school. And it's thanks in large part to the school's president, Maria Klawe. She has worked hard to keep women interested in computer science and empower them to succeed in the field.