Jeff Bezos
(Reed Saxon/AP)
August 05, 2013

Amazon Founder Bezos To Buy Washington Post

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of "old media": the newspaper.


Jack Hansan, who made signs for the March on Washington, and his wife Ethel now live in Northern Virginia.
(Erica Yoon/NPR)
August 05, 2013

To Join ‘63 March On Washington: ‘Like Climbing A Mountain’

For the Month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capitol from all over the country for the mass demonstration.


August 05, 2013

State Appeals Court Denies Immediate Concealed Carry

A Chicago federal appeals court isn't letting Illinoisans immediately tote firearms in public under the state's fledging concealed-carry law, but says it will give the matter a speedy review.


Lincoln Tomb.
(Sector001/Wikimedia Commons)
August 05, 2013

Lincoln Tomb Closes For Repairs

Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield is slated to close for renovations starting in October.


blood donation
(Chris O'Meara/AP)
August 03, 2013

Lawmakers Want End To Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley has joined more than 80 members of Congress in a renewed push to end a ban on donating blood by men who have engaged in gay sex.


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