Freshmen overflowing dorms at U of M The dorms at University of Minnesota aren't just full this fall, they're overflowing. The university just doesn't have enough on-campus housing.5:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Appreciating The Awkward Absurdity Of Adolescence
What makes a memorable character? It is the one who changes the most throughout the book? The one who makes a personal discovery? Or is it simply the most eccentric who we love? Actor Simon Pegg says that for his favorite literary protagonist, all three apply.
Vermont Reels In Irene's Wake
Roads and bridges are out in Wilmington, Vt., in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Melissa Block talks with Fred Ventresco, town manager of Wilmington, for more.
Irene Travel Disruptions Continue
Two days after the departure of Irene, traveling up and down the East Coast remains a daunting challenge for many. Some air travelers remain stranded at major airports. And passenger rail service is still disrupted between Philadelphia and New York, one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country.
Two Top Justice Department Officials Resign
Two top Justice Department officials resign on the same day as Republicans in Congress vow not to let up on their oversight of a failed law enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Carrie Johnson for more.
Libya Offers Obama Vindication, But Not Doctrine
The past five months brought a great deal of controversy and criticism to the White House's handling of Libya. Now, with the apparent ouster of Moammar Gadhafi, the administration is claiming some vindication. Even so, the president's critics say success isn't enough; they want a clearer road map of his foreign policy.
From Cheerleader To Air Force To A New Life
While her peers went to college and joined sororities, Victoria Blumenberg joined the Air Force Reserves. At 18, she was an intelligence analyst briefing air crews in Kuwait. Now 25, Blumenberg is out of the military, and putting her young life together.
Little League Champs Receive Warm Homecoming
Huntington Beach, Calif., welcomed home its Little League champions Monday night. Parents, friends and supporters turned out at a city park to celebrate their team's victory over Japan.