NPR : News

Filed Under:

Top Stories: Greek Riots, Whitney Houston, Budget

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Greeks Clash With Police Over Latest Austerity Measures.

Officials Say Houston's Cause Of Death Will Take Time and Adele Sweeps The Grammy Awards.

Activists: Syrian Rebels Repel Attack on Town.

Other top stories:

— "Obama's Budget: Political Tool Or Spending Plan?" (NPR's Scott Horsley)

ABC News' Political Punch blog)

— "Israeli Diplomats Targeted in India, Georgia" (New York Times Blog)

— "Hutaree Militia Members Face Trial" (CBSNews)

"Bali Nightclub Bombings Suspect Stands Trial" (Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
NPR

Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
WAMU 88.5

America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

WAMU 88.5

E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.