Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Federal judge strikes part of Minn. energy law; Minnesota to appeal Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act, which passed in 2007 with bipartisan support, says in part that utilities may not import additional coal-generated electricity into the state unless they offset the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. 5:20 p.m.
PoliGraph: Dayton's tax cut claims leave out context It's true that Dayton signed a bill that lowered taxes by about $508 million, but he also raised taxes by $2.1 Billion in the previous session. And to say these cuts are all "new" is a stretch. 5:25 p.m.
No sad songs: Hymie's record store thrives on vinyl in a digital age A young couple with two small kids and an old dog buy a vintage vinyl record shop in the worst economy in decades, in a languishing part of Minneapolis, in an era when many teens wouldn't recognize an LP if you spun it at them. It sounds like a great, sad country song in the making, except this story turns out pretty well. 5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended
It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.
Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.
One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures
Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.
There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible
Professor and economist Matthew Gentzkow, the recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, discusses how to predict media slant and use big data in economics.
Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?
Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.
Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different
A police sweep after Friday prayers is the latest in a weeks-long crackdown against terrorism. The operations have pulled in thousands of refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens of Somali descent.
Disaster On Everest Marks Deadliest Day In Mountain's History
More than 13 Nepalese climbers died while preparing a route on Mount Everest for Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer of Outside Magazine explains that local porters and guides bear the brunt of the danger on these extreme climbs.
Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities
Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists, without hotel tax. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.
A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'
Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.
In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns
Life, death and piety are the recurring themes in hauntingly beautiful alabados preserved by lay brothers called penitentes. "You have to feel them," one says. "You have to feel them in your soul."
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