Minnesota Public Radio Stories
More Minnesota police using body cameras, but what's the goal? A number of police departments around the state are either using or planning to use body cameras on officers. It's remains unclear, however, clear is whether the cameras are helping to catch criminals or protect police from lawsuits. 5:20 p.m.
Best Buy posts mixed results in 2Q The consumer electronics company's adjusted profit topped Wall Street's view, but revenue fell short. 5:24 p.m.
Minnesota personal care aides back statewide union The new bargaining unit would be represented by the Service Employees International Union. 5:51 p.m.
Increased security greets arriving University of Minnesota students Students could also encounter rowdier Sundays when the Minnesota Vikings play at TCF Bank Stadium. 5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."
Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town
An inquiry in the U.K. has found that more than 1,400 children have been sexually abused by an organized ring of men in the northern English town of Rotherham.
How A Colonial-Era Error Put The Carolinas At Odds
Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter
Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.
Beware The 'Waitmare,' And Other Restaurant Frights
The restaurant can be a daunting workplace — even more so when you don't know the lingo. Take it from a few vets: The "monkey dish" is a mystery, and the "waitmare" is, well, nacho average nightmare.
A Map To The Roots Of Ferguson's Civic Unrest
Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Colin Gordon, a history professor at the University of Iowa, about how the map of St. Louis County reveals some of the sources for the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
Years After Their Own Protests, Eyes Of Anaheim Are On Ferguson
Two years ago in Anaheim, Calif., events unfolded not unlike those recently in Ferguson, Mo. In Anaheim then, two Latino men were shot by police, and civic anger turned into a few nights of sometimes-violent demonstrations. Now, Anaheim's police and government are trying to work more closely with the Latino community, and a vote in November could make some major changes.
Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions
Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.
Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus
Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."
VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.
President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.
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