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  • Minneapolis man linked to Nazi-led attack
    Newly uncovered testimony by The Associated Press shows that a 94-year-old man now living in Northeast Minneapolis ordered the soldiers in his Nazi SS-led unit to attack a Polish village in 1944 that left dozens dead and the town destroyed.The Daily Circuit, November 18, 2013
  • AP: Minneapolis man ordered Nazi-led attack, soldier says
    In June, an AP investigation found that Michael Karkoc entered the U.S. in 1949 by failing to disclose to American authorities his role as a commander in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of torching villages and killing civilians in Poland.November 18, 2013
  • U of M campus search over after attempted robbery
    Officials at the University of Minnesota say there is no further need for people to take shelter on the West Bank of the Minneapolis Campus.November 11, 2013
  • Veterans given a voice in Library of Congress collection
    Over coffee and cookies, 11 veterans recently shared stories with volunteers at Paradigm Court Reporting and Captioning. They will become part of the Veterans History Project which includes thousands of accounts, all available on line as transcripts, audio or video.November 11, 2013
  • Bearing witness to Nazis' life-shattering Kristallnacht
    On a busy street in Berlin the gray and dirty pavement glistens with little brass cobblestones. Etched into each stone is the name of an individual, a date of deportation, the name of a concentration camp and, more often than not, a date of death. But some stones are inscribed with the word ueberlebt, meaning "survived."November 9, 2013
  • American Icon: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    On Veterans Day, broadcast of PRI's Studio 360 special, "The Vietnam Veterans Memorial," from the American Icons Project. The history of its creation by Maya Lin, and its influence on how we think about war and how we grieve in public. 536,100 Americans were deployed to Vietnam during the war. 58,220 Americans died.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, November 8, 2013
  • Shibley Telhami on 'The World Through Arab Eyes.'
    Middle east scholar Shibley Telhami speaks at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School November 5, 2013 about what he calls the "Arab Awakening" or the "Arab Uprisings" rather than the "Arab Spring." He believes it is not seasonal or episodic, it is a long term, profound, public empowerment.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, November 6, 2013
  • Al-Jazeera reports evidence of Arafat poisoning
    Al-Jazeera is reporting that a team of Swiss scientists has found moderate evidence that longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of poisoning.November 6, 2013
  • Al-Qaida going strong after bin Laden's death
    What's the status of America's so-called war on terror?The Daily Circuit, November 5, 2013
  • Corruption probe finds Navy secrets bought with prostitutes
    Nicknamed "Fat Leonard," the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific. Prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections to obtain military secrets by lining up prostitutes, Lady Gaga tickets and other bribes.November 4, 2013
  • When soldiers come home to a new struggle
    Highlights from author David Finkel's interview.The Daily Circuit, October 29, 2013
  • Navy's giant, stealthy new destroyer gets hull wet
    The Navy's stealthy Zumwalt destroyer floated out of dry dock without fanfare and into the waters of the Kennebec River, where the warship will remain dockside for final construction.October 28, 2013
  • Blast heard near US Embassy in Yemeni capital
    The officials said security sealed off the area. They did not know how close the blast was to the embassy.October 28, 2013
  • Human Rights Watch: drones and surveillance need curbs
    An October 2, 2013 University of Minnesota speech by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. Roth says drones are leading to unnecessary civilian deaths and the US drone program has supplanted Guantanamo as the major complaint against US policy in the fight to combat terrorism. He says terrorists thrive on their ability to generate animosity toward the US.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, October 28, 2013
  • Veterans march to raise awareness of military suicides
    According to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 18 and 22 veterans across the country die from suicide every day. The study is based on numbers from fewer than half of U.S. states. Researchers say the government's treatment programs have led to improvements, but that the agency needs to do more to prevent military suicides.October 25, 2013

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