After slow start, beekeeping permits jump in Minneapolis The number of requests for beekeeping permits is spiking in Minneapolis, nearly two years after it was legalized. It's still a relatively small number -fewer than four dozen--but it represents a four-fold increase over last year.6:21 p.m.
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Napolitano: Secret Service Scandal Was Isolated Event
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It was the first opportunity for senators to inquire about the Secret Service scandal that happened during President Obama's trip to Colombia.
Senate Passes Plan To Keep Post Offices Running
The Senate passed legislation Wednesday aimed at shoring up the U.S. Postal Service while delaying proposed cutbacks. The debate over the possibility of closing hundreds of post offices has pitted rural lawmakers against urban ones. Unless the House acts as well, closings could begin May 15.
U.N. Monitors Fail To Halt Violence In Syria
In some parts of Syria, the fledgling U.N. monitoring mission is bringing calm. In others, the violence is getting worse. When monitors left a district in the central city of Hama, government troops pummeled the area with tanks and artillery, and snipers shot residents dead, according to activists.
New Site Chronicles Greatest Investigative Reporting
Robert Siegel talks to Charles Lewis, a professor at the American University School of Communication, about an online multimedia project called "Investigating Power." The project documents the careers of notable journalists since the 1950s. The goal is to make sure the techniques, sensibilities and editorial standards of the craft don't become hieroglyphics.
Sudan And Republic Of South Sudan Debate Borders
Bombs fell on towns in the Republic of South Sudan this week, less than a year after the country declared its independence from Sudan. At issue is a disputed border than runs through some of the region's richest oil fields. Robert Siegel talks with Jonathan Temin, director of the Sudan program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, about the history of the conflict.
Fighting In Sudan Displaces 35,000 People
The violence between the two Sudans has displaced more than 35,000 people, according to the United Nation's High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres. Michele Keleman spoke with him about that and the ongoing violence in Syria, despite the presence of UN monitors.
Immigration Brings High Drama To The High Court
A majority of Supreme Court justices showed they will likely uphold at least part of Arizona's controversial immigration law. Narrowing in on the so-called "show me your papers" provisions, the justices appeared unconvinced that the state law unconstitutionally steps on the federal government's toes.