National

6:00am

Sun March 25, 2012
Media

Supreme Court Doesn't Budge On Push For Cameras

Not one second of the six hours of arguments on the health care law will be either seen or heard in real time by anyone not at the Supreme Court. The nation's highest court has turned down requests to allow live broadcasts of this week's historic proceedings.

6:00am

Sun March 25, 2012
Law

Health Care Law Heads To The High Court

Originally published on Sun March 25, 2012 8:30 am

4:07am

Sun March 25, 2012
The Impact of War

Home Front: 'Citizen Soldiers' Start A Transition

Originally published on Sun April 1, 2012 8:39 am

Members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment arrive in Indiana after spending a year in Afghanistan. They will spend about a week here before returning to their homes in New England.
Tom Dreisbach NPR

A few days ago, a plane carrying members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment touched down in Indiana. The 303 soldiers who were on board are members of an Army National Guard unit that has just finished a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

The soldiers, dressed in their combat uniforms and carrying their weapons, bounded down the stairs from the plane. They shook the hands of the generals who had gathered there to welcome them home. It was the middle of the night and raining, but none of them seemed to mind. It had been a long trip and a long year.

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6:32pm

Sat March 24, 2012
U.S.

Former VP Cheney Undergoes Heart Transplant

Originally published on Sat March 24, 2012 9:32 pm

Dick Cheney, 71, was in a Virginia hospital following a heart transplant Saturday. Host Laura Sullivan talks with NPR's Rob Stein about the former vice president's health.

2:41pm

Sat March 24, 2012
U.S.

'Living, Breathing Archeology' In The Arizona Desert

Originally published on Sun March 25, 2012 6:42 am

Thousands of people try to cross the desert from Mexico into the United States every year.
Michael Wells

If you walk through the desert in southern Arizona you can find evidence of a major migration. Water bottles, shoes, food wrappers — these are some of the things left behind by the thousands of people who try to cross the border between Mexico and the United States every year.

For some people, the items are trash to be cleaned up; for others, they offer a window into a perilous voyage.

Combing The Desert

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