Minn. House passes minimum wage bill The Minnesota House is taking up a bill Friday that would increase the state minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2015, and provide for automatic inflationary increases in the future.5:19 p.m.
Week In Politics: Jobs Report, Guantanamo
Melissa Block talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at the National Review. They discuss jobs numbers, and Guantanamo.
California Reluctant To Further Reduce Its Prison Population
California is in the midst of an effort to bring its prison population down, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court. California Gov. Jerry Brown has submitted a new plan to further reduce the number of inmates. But he's still striking a defiant tone toward the courts — saying he's done enough to address overcrowding concerns.
Hey Teenagers! We Want To Hear Your Stories
NPR and Radio Diaries are looking for personal, surprising stories from teens. Write it, photograph it (and record it if you want) and submit it to the storytelling site Cowbird. Two entries will be picked to produce audio stories with Radio Diaries and a selection will be featured on NPR.org.
Justice In The Segregated South: A New Look At An Old Killing
A white off-duty constable shot and killed a paraplegic black man in Fayette, Miss., in 1965. Despite new witnesses who have memories of what happened that day, there's still not enough evidence to say whether Jasper Burchfield's claim of self-defense is true.
Bollywood's Early Roots In A Silent Film
As film festivals around the world celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Indian film industry, historians say Bollywood can trace its roots to a silent, black-and-white film that was first released 100 years ago.
Democrats Have High Hopes Of Defeating Sanford In S.C.
South Carolina's 1st Congressional District hasn't elected a Democrat since 1978. But in a race against scandal-ridden former Gov. Mark Sanford, Democrats think their candidate, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, has a chance to pull it off in Tuesday's special election.