3M names Inge Thulin as new CEO Thulin's election to the top spot at the St. Paul, Minn. company is effective Feb. 24. He succeeds George Buckley, who will retire as president, chairman and chief executive on June 1.5:20 p.m.
Legislators contentious over Voter ID Several groups are ramping up opposition to a constitutional amendment that would require Minnesotans to present a photo identification to vote. It's an issue that is gaining momentum across the country.5:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Conservatives Worry Romney's Vision Is Cloudy
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's losses on Tuesday have raised questions once again about his ability to inspire passion from his party's base. There has been a daily drumbeat begging Romney to put some meat on the bones of his policy agenda and set out his vision for the country.
States Debate Foreclosure Robo-Signing Settlement
California, New York and a handful of other states have yet to sign on to a deal with mortgage lenders that would resolve the "robo-signing" issue. Lenders have pledged $25 billion to reduce outstanding mortgages, but some states say the deal doesn't go far enough to protect consumers.
China's Demolition Derby Turns History Into Rubble
Historic buildings in Beijing are being demolished in the pursuit of quick profit. Even the home of the architect who urged Mao Zedong to preserve Beijing's old city has fallen to the wreckers' ball, sparking considerable outrage. And the epidemic of destruction is spreading to new buildings, too.
S'il-Vous-Plait: Raising Your 'Bebe' The French Way
Raising her children in Paris, American journalist Pamela Druckerman discovered that the French have mastered the art of child-rearing — or at least they have mastered the art of smoothly assimilating children into adult routines and reducing the stress of parenting.
Egyptian Judge Details Charges Against NGO Workers
Egyptian authorities have released details of the charges against 43 people, including 19 Americans, who worked for democracy-building NGOs around the country. Cairo says the suspects were carrying out political, not civil society activities, particularly after the revolution began just over a year ago.
A New Weapon Against Nukes: Social Media
A top State Department official wants to unleash the power of Twitter, Facebook and other services to crowdsource the fight to control the world's nuclear weapons.
Tensions Bubbling Again Over Falkland Islands
It's been 30 years since Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falkland Islands. The British won, leaving the islands off the coast of Argentina in British hands. While the war may be over, tensions between the two countries about who owns the Falklands have risen in recent months. Host Robert Siegel talks with professor Mark Jones of Rice University for more.
Beached Dolphins Keep Cape Cod Rescuers Busy
Dolphins have been stranding themselves along the shores of Cape Cod Bay since the Pilgrims' times, and this winter is no different. What is different is how long the latest round of strandings has lasted — almost a month. No one knows why the animals come ashore, but when they do teams of rescuers mobilize to try to save them.
'Amasia': The Next Supercontinent?
More than 100 million years from now, the Americas and Asia might fuse together, squishing the Arctic Ocean shut in the process. That's according to a new model that predicts where the next supercontinent may form. But don't worry: Humans will likely be long gone by then.