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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • VotingGOP stands together on Minn. redistricting plan
    Republicans in the Minnesota Senate say they plan to redraw the boundaries of the state's 201 legislative districts just as House Republicans are -- changes that set up a confrontation with Gov. Mark Dayton.5:20 p.m.
  • Recall buttonsRecall election divides Wis. Senate district
    Republican Sen. Sheila Harsdorf has served in the Wisconsin Legislature for more than 20 years, and has a reputation as a moderate, but her vote in favor of Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill has divided constituents in a typically red district.5:24 p.m.
  • 6 observations on this year's college application process
    With today being the postmark deadline for students to inform colleges they're attending, what have Minnesota admissions officials and counselors seen so far in the application process?5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bin Laden's Death Revives Debate Over Interrogation
    U.S intelligence officials had long believed that their best hope of finding Osama bin Laden was to identify and track the men who served as his couriers. And they did that, thanks in large part to information obtained by interrogating followers of the al-Qaida leader. Did harsh interrogation tactics play a role in bin Laden's death?
  • The Challenge Of Getting An ID On Bin Laden
    Michele Norris talks to Philip Mudd, senior research fellow of the Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative at the New America Foundation, about the challenge of getting a quick positive identification of Osama bin Laden during Sunday's commando raid on the compound in Pakistan. Mudd spent time at both the CIA and FBI. He addresses the use of DNA evidence, as well as facial recognition.
  • Pakistanis React To Bin Laden's Death
    Pakistan is coming under greater scrutiny for its possible role in harboring Osama bin Laden. It's suspected he may have lived in the country for almost six years before he was killed by U.S. forces. Melissa Block talks with Gibran Peshimam, associate news editor for The Express Tribune in Karachi, about this and Pakistani reaction to Bin Laden's death.
  • Jim Russell Remembers His Time On All Things Considered
    Former All Things Considered host Jim Russell remembers his time on the show
  • Flooded Mo. Farmers File Suit Against Government
    Twenty-five Missouri farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against the government Tuesday. They're seeking damages caused by the intentional flooding of their farmland. The Army Corps of Engineers breached a river levee by their land to relieve water pressure that would've triggered flooding of nearby towns. Michele Norris talks with Lester Gooden, one of the farmers involved in the lawsuit.
  • For 'Bama Students, A Somber, Sudden End Of Classes
    Almost a week after a massive tornado blitzed across Alabama, people in that state are still trying to figure out a way to move forward. The twister ripped through Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama. Classes and finals have since been canceled.
  • Noah Adams Remembers His Time On All Things Considered
    Former All Things Considered host Noah Adams remembers his time on the show.
  • Leiter Discusses Raid On Bin Laden's Compound
    Bit by bit, new details are trickling out about the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. As that raid unfolded, the president's national security team was gathered in the situation room to watch. Among those in the room was Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center.
  • Israel Balks At Palestinian Unity Deal
    Fatah, which controls the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, are set to sign a reconciliation deal. But Israel's prime minister says the Palestinian government has to choose between peace with Israel or peace with Hamas, which Israel considers a terrorist group.
  • Women's Circadian Rhythm Beats Faster Than Men's
    A new study finds that the average daily cycle length of the biological clock in women is six minutes shorter than in men. Many women may be chronically sleep-deprived because they're fighting the urge to go to bed early. So how can two circadian opposites get along?

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