NPR News

Pages

Around the Nation
3:11 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Military Service A Stepping Stone To American Dream

The military remains an appealing path to many, and data shows most vets earn more over their lifetime. But of course military service brings some serious risks, and doesn't always pay off in the short term.

History
3:10 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Founding Fathers Defined Freedom Differently

Robert Siegel explores the possible consequences of the current of fear among some Americans that our freedom is eroding, and that a mark of that is the Affordable Care Act. How did the Founding Fathers create an umbrella idea of "freedom?"

Around the Nation
3:10 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Service Members Become Citizens At White House

President Barack Obama led a special naturalization ceremony for new citizens from the U.S. military at the White House. Robert Siegel has more.

Environment
3:10 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Climate Change Buoying Wildfires Across Country

Intense weather including storms, droughts and wildfires has racked America recently. Are they symptoms of climate change or is it just a hot summer? Robert Siegel talks to Kevin Trenberth, a climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Around the Nation
3:08 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Dozens Of U.S. Cities Cancel Fireworks Show

Firework shows have been cancelled across the country due to dry conditions. The city of Rockville, Maryland, has also cancelled their show due to the lasting effects of a powerful wind storm over the weekend that left thousands without power. Robert Siegel talks to Tom Moore of the Rockville city council.

Pages