Minnesota Public Radio Stories
St. Paul officer shoots, kills suspect on West Side St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith said officers responded to frantic 911 calls about a man acting violently. 5:19 p.m.
FBI official: People recently left Minnesota to fight in Syria People living in Minnesota continue to travel overseas to fight for terrorist organizations in Syria, the top FBI official in Minneapolis said Thursday. 5:23 p.m.
Recycling old Minnesota barns gives ex-offenders new skills Old wooden barns are disappearing from Minnesota's landscape, but Friends of Minnesota Barns are helping people to preserve or repurpose them. 5:52 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola
The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel
The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops
The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
When Senate Returns From Recess, Ferguson Will Top The Docket
The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.
Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia
Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia's new incursions into Ukraine. The issue's also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia's calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively protect Ukraine's sovereignty.
No Boss But The Land And Cattle: A Rancher's Coming Of Age
In the North Texas wilderness, men to find out what it means to come of age on the range — and what it means to pass that experience on to their children.
What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here?
When you're making plans to become a famous author, just remember that you're going to want health care — especially when 40 rolls around and your body is no longer made of rubber.
JPMorgan's Been Hacked, But Answers — And Fraud — Are Hard To Find
Hackers successfully infiltrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks recently. The FBI is investigating what's being called a sophisticated cyberattack, but bank officials have not yet found any evidence of fraud.
What We Really See When We Go See A Movie
Dr. Tim Smith, a visual scientist at the University of London, discusses how our brains perceive what's seen on the big screen. How do we process images, events and stories that we see in the movies?
With Drones In Flight Over Syria, Questions Of Airstrikes Rise With Them
U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.
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