All Things Considered en D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital During a recent visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by both his smooth baritone and his curiously apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington into the studio for a conversation and a few songs.<p>Listen to him sing "God Bless America" below. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 57030 at VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, which will vote on whether to send his nomination to the Senate floor. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href=""></a>.<img src=""/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 57025 at Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 57026 at Newark Police Placed Under Federal Microscope For Rampant Misconduct After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Justice Department has found that the Newark Police Department, the largest in New Jersey, has frequently violated residents' civil rights and engaged in unreasonable use of force. Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC reports that the department will be placed under federal oversight. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 57014 at A Spicy Take On An Old Standby: This Ketchup's Ripe For Return When life gives you tomatoes, make ketchup. With those fruits of the vine in high season, <em>All Things Considered</em> reaches into the archives for an heirloom tomato ketchup recipe, which produces a spicy sauce you'll likely not to find anywhere else. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit<img src=""/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 57023 at