Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Fearing disaster, northwest Minn. officials urge Dayton to address rail safety More than 50 oil trains a week now pass through Minnesota, and other rail traffic is increasing as well. 5:21 p.m.
Minnesota free all-day kindergarten starts today Minnesota lawmakers approved a $134 million boost in funding in 2013 to pay for the program 5:25 p.m.
Ask Dr. Hallberg: Do teens need more sleep? The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for more sleep for middle and high school students. 5:49 p.m.
America's soprano Renee Fleming opens Minnesota Orchestra season When the Minnesota Orchestra takes the stage at its opening gala on Friday, singer Renee Fleming will help it celebrate its first full season following turmoil. Her program aims to showcase the orchestra in surprising new ways. 5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist
The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
Faced With Ukrainian Turmoil, NATO Considers New 'Rapid Reaction Force'
In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?
The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
A Tumultuous Journey Along This 'Narrow Road'
Richard Flanagan's new novel follows a Tasmanian-born doctor, captured by the Japanese during WWII, who ends up caring for prisoners of war working on the notorious "Death Railway."
For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men
Men's rights movement leaders say they're pushing back against the excesses of feminism and highlighting the problems of men and boys. Critics argue that misogyny is lurking just below the surface.
In Every Guy, A Gary Cooper: The Men's Guide On When To Intervene
Writer Joe Queenan says all men have a little Gary Cooper in them: They know they have to stand up to bullies. Part of being a man, he says, is knowing when not to walk away.
The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak
To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained.
Changes At The 'Post' Mark A Break From Paper's Storied Past
Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos, owner of The Washington Post, has announced he's replacing the paper's current publisher with Frederick Ryan, one of the founders of Politico.
In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)
For iPad users who are nostalgic for the clickety-clack of keystrokes and "ding!" of the carriage return, Hanks has created Hanx Writer, an app that simulates using a typewriter.
State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video
In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group.
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