National

  • 6:51pm Feb 09, 2013
    National National

    Crews Clean Up Northeast Blizzard

    As crews dig out from a record-breaking snow storm in New England, there are new worries about flooding. The National Weather Service reported waves three stories high off the coast. NPR's Jeff Brady reports from Boston.
  • 12:11pm Feb 09, 2013
    National National

    For Some In Minneapolis, National Gun Debate Hits Close To Home

    Earlier this week, President Obama was in Minneapolis advocating new limits on guns; no law or set of laws, he said, can keep children completely safe. NPR's David Welna sent this reporter's notebook about what he heard from some of those engaged in the gun debate in his home state.
  • The expanding University of Connecticut is looking at the Farmington River as a water source, but some say recent weather fluctuation paints an uncertain picture for the river.
    Neena Satija / WNPR
    11:03pm Feb 08, 2013
    National National Environment

    Growing University Highlights Connecticut's Water Woes

    One of the state's biggest public universities is expanding — and so is its demand for water. In a region where water resources are already strained by development and changing weather, the University of Connecticut's plans have sparked controversy and calls for a comprehensive water plan.
  • 7:09pm Feb 08, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Obama Team To Make Important, If Symbolic, Choice On Gay Marriage

    By the end of this month, the federal government is expected to file briefs in a pair of same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. One case poses questions so difficult that the president himself is expected to make the final decision on what arguments the Justice Department will make.
  • 7:09pm Feb 08, 2013
    National National

    Historic Blizzard Freezes Transit In Northeast U.S.

    The blizzard that is battering the Northeast has disrupted transit throughout the region and beyond. Thousands of flights have been canceled. Amtrak and commuter trains have stopped running in many places, and people are trying to find a safe place to wait out the storm.
  • 7:09pm Feb 08, 2013
    National National

    Some In Northeast Turn Down Chance To Sell Sandy-Damaged Homes

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend up to $400 million to buy and demolish homes that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Some homeowners are eager to sell. But others plan to rebuild at the beach, no matter what the state wants.
  • Bonnie Brown with her daughter, Myra, 15. Despite Bonnie's disability, Myra says her mom is everything she needs from a parent.
    StoryCorps
    12:28pm Feb 08, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love

    When she was younger, Myra didn't realize her mom, Bonnie Brown, was "different" than most. Her mother's intellectual disability was only something she realized later when her mother told her, "I know I am not like your friends' mothers, but I'm doing the best I can."