"Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half-especially if he has a teenage daughter."
—Guy Albert Lombardo (1902-77) Canadian-born American bandleader
- Okla. Officials Toss Around Storm Shelter Issue After Twister Thu, 23 May 2013 04:38:00 -0400
- In Moore, Okla, officials are figuring out how to rebuild after Monday's deadly tornado. They are concerned about everything from threats to public health to hiring contractors to haul a big chunk of their town away. The schools in Moore that took direct hits from the tornado had no storm shelters.
- Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language Thu, 23 May 2013 03:05:00 -0400
- Elysha O'Brien calls herself a "Mexican white girl." Not just because of her ethnically ambiguous appearance, she says, but also because she can't speak Spanish. Fearing their children would experience discrimination if they spoke Spanish, her parents chose not to teach them their native tongue.
- Sick Inmates Dying Behind Bars Despite Release Program Thu, 23 May 2013 03:05:00 -0400
- Federal prisoners can request compassionate release if they are terminally ill, but a recent investigation found that many die while their requests drift through the system. Now, prison leaders say they will simplify the approval process and start tracking requests electronically.
- Lois Lerner's Brief And Awful Day On Capitol Hill Wed, 22 May 2013 19:09:00 -0400
- The IRS bureaucrat showed up long enough at a House hearing into the scandal engulfing her agency to declare her innocence and her constitutional right to say no more.
- Teachers In Moore Gather For 'Sharing And Healing' Wed, 22 May 2013 18:23:00 -0400
- What was billed as an informational meeting turned into a counseling session and a chance to recognize principals, teachers and support staff who stepped up in the crisis.
- In Raw Milk Case, Activists See Food Freedom On Trial Wed, 22 May 2013 17:47:00 -0400
- Activists say the case against Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is about raw milk — and much more. His supporters have turned the case into a rallying cry for personal food freedom and the rights of farmers and consumers to enter into private contracts without government intervention.
- Holder Acknowledges U.S. Citizens Killed In Drone Strikes Wed, 22 May 2013 17:44:00 -0400
- For the first time, the Justice Department admits that it targeted American-born al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki and that three other U.S. citizens have died in drone strikes.
- Think Obama's In Trouble? That Depends On Your Party Wed, 22 May 2013 17:43:00 -0400
- Despite the scandals consuming Washington, the president's job approval ratings remain steady. Why? Reaction is breaking along partisan lines, with Democrats inclined to give Obama the benefit of the doubt.
- Scandal Politics: The Downstream Effect Wed, 22 May 2013 16:14:00 -0400
- The trio of scandals that have engulfed the White House may not be big news by 2014, but now is the time when prospective candidates must decide if they want to be on the ballot. Is the news of the moment hurting the effort?
- Fears Of Killing Immigration Bill Doomed Same-Sex Amendment Wed, 22 May 2013 17:18:00 -0400
- Amid warnings the proposal would shatter support for the measure, Democrats backed away from a provision that would allow gay U.S. citizens to sponsor foreign-born spouses for green cards. Advocates for gay and lesbian immigration rights accused Democrats of caving in to threats.
- Basements Not An Option For Many Homes In Oklahoma Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Melissa Block talks to NPR Two-Way blogger Scott Neuman about why basements in Oklahoma are so uncommon.
- IRS Witness Turns Down Questions At Congressional Hearing Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Lois Lerner was the first IRS official to explain how conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status were flagged for extra scrutiny. On Wednesday, she cited her constitutional right not to incriminate herself and declined to answer questions from a House committee.
- Two Years Later, Joplin Mayor Reflects On Impact Of Tornado Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- The massive tornado claimed the lives of more than 160 people in Joplin, Miss. Melissa Block speaks with Mike Woolston, who was mayor of Joplin at the time, about how the city has recovered, and what guidance he has for Moore, Okla., on moving forward from a devastating natural disaster.
- Identities Of 24 Victims In Okla. Tornado Emerge Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Oklahomans who were hit by a massive tornado on Monday are trying to recover and rebuild.
- Anthony Weiner Tries To Put Indiscretions Behind Him Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman whose career ended after a series of raunchy tweets, announced he is entering the mayoral race with an ad on YouTube.