Senate panel approves frac sand mining moratorium The measure was approved despite warnings from industry officials that the legislation would stifle job growth and put Minnesota at a competitive disadvantage with its neighbor, Wisconsin.5:24 p.m.
Family Reunification Act could restore parental rights in some lost custody cases Lawmakers are considering a bill that would give some parents who lost custody of their children years ago a chance to reunify with them. Advocates say only a small number of teens living in foster care could be affected by the Family Reunification Act, but that it could make a great difference for those motivated parents who have dealt with their problems and whose children want to go home again.5:55 p.m.
House Makes Little Movement Toward Avoiding Automatic Budget Cuts
With automatic spending cuts totaling $85 billion scheduled to start Friday, Congressional leaders and President Obama continued maneuvering to avoid the political fallout. Melissa Block talks to Tamara Keith about the state of play and has details from a poll that suggests that Americans want to cut the deficit, but only in the abstract.
International Negotiations Continue Over Iran's Nuclear Program
Another round of negotiations on Iran's suspect nuclear program got underway Tuesday in the Kazakhstani city of Almaty. Iran's envoys are pushing for relief from a vast array of economic sanctions while the U.S. and its partners in the so-called P-5 plus Germany are looking for signs that Tehran is prepared to roll back its nuclear program.
Remembering The Man Who Made The Daleks A Metallic Menace
Audie Cornish and Melissa Block talk about the passing of former production designer Ray Cusick. Cusick designed the Daleks, an evil alien race on the long-running BBC sci-fi show, Doctor Who. He died Thursday at the age of 84.
Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'
Two years ago, the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind sparked a slew of retrospectives about the Seattle grunge scene. But those narratives left something out: the influence of women. A new play by Gretta Harley and Sarah Rudinoff aims to update the historical record.