Hurricane Irene has spent the day churning toward the United States. While the eye of the storm is far offshore, rain bands from the tropical system are already lashing the Carolinas. NPR's Greg Allen speaks with Melissa Block with the latest from Virginia.
Even though the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., has been postponed, King's fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha held its own special ceremonies Friday. The organization spent decades on the effort, partly because King was an Alpha himself.