Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Nienstedt defends his decisions; says he'll continue to lead Twin Cities archdiocese Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt defended his decisions on several abuse cases, but said he was caught off guard with the immensity of recent news reports about his actions. "I, in a sense, didn't see the forest for the trees," he said. 4:35 p.m.
Target hires PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell as new CEO Brian Cornell of PepsiCo will step in to replace Gregg Steinhafel. It is the first time the company has hired an outsider for the position. 5:19 p.m.
Police: Charges expected Friday in shooting of Mendota Heights officer While investigators are still gathering evidence, they're anticipating the Dakota County Attorney's Office will file charges against Brian Fitch, Sr. tomorrow. The Ramsey County attorney may also file charges against Fitch. 5:23 p.m.
From chaos to college: Scholarships honor family's journey, help Hmong students Chue Vang aims to honor the opportunities found in his adopted home -- and a late brother -- with a new scholarship for Hmong students. 5:43 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
In Gaza, A Day That Begins In Fear Ends In Cease-Fire Agreement
The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
On Either Side Of Gaza, Leaders' Gain Support — But Blame Game Awaits
Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens
A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled
In 2011, Utah decided to let some people in the state illegally apply for work permits. But the law, pending a federal waiver, still hasn't gone into effect — and now, some want to repeal it.
Star Witness Steps Up To The Stand In McDonnell's Corruption Trial
The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to unfold, as the prosecution's feature witness, Star Scientific's Jonnie Williams, testified against McDonnell and his wife.
Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast
A big week in congressional mailing: Members of Congress can't use "franking" to send mass mailings during a blackout that starts 90 days before an election. That deadline is approaching.
Faker Tots: The 'Kids' In Sing-Alongs Aren't So Young As You May Think
Sometimes the kids you hear on records for kids aren't really kids. In fact, there's a crew of adult singers in Nashville that specializes in sounding young — very young.
To Understand Putin's Policy, Dissect The Kremlin's Inner Circles
Some foreign policy analysts say that factions in Moscow are competing to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin as he decides policy on Ukraine. Others say that Putin is pursuing his own line.
For Two Sarajevo Women, A Chance Friendship Forged In The Ashes Of War
A chance encounter in Sarajevo brings together two women of different generations, survivors of different wars, who connect over their shared loss.
Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote
House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.
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