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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Grand prize winnerMinnesota teen wins national photo contest
    Joelle Linhoff, 18, of Minnetonka, snapped the winning image of a fog-shrouded valley in New Zealand to win Smithsonian Magazine's fourth photography contest.3:50 p.m.
  • Todd JohnsonLegislative candidates getting early start on 2008
    The next election is more than 17 months away, but Republicans are already lining up candidates in their bid to regain control of the Minnesota House.5:45 p.m.
  • Ambassador Michael WilsonPawlenty, Canadian ambassador talk border, economic issues
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty met with Michael Wilson, Canada's ambassador to the Unites States on Wednesday. They talked about the strong trade ties between Minnesota and Canada.6:15 p.m.
  • Favorite thingsThe need to read
    Twin Cities libraries have kicked off a summer reading program for teens. Librarians say busy teenagers don't typically make time for reading, yet summer reading can help them academically.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Beirut Attack Is Latest in String of Targeted Killings
    In Beirut, a bomb claimed the lives of an anti-Syrian member of parliament, his son and several others Wednesday. The explosion is the latest in a string of targeted killings stretching to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri two years ago.
  • Group Protesting Violence Draws Fire in Gaza Strip
    Hamas militants appear to be gaining the upper hand in the fight against gunmen from the rival Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip. There is now no talk of a cease-fire, and the "unity" government has collapsed. A group of Palestinians staged a protest against the fighting and came under fire.
  • 'This Has to Stop': Recalling a Protest for Peace
    Commentator Hossam al-Madhoun, who works for a Western aid agency in Gaza, took part in Wednesday's anti-war protest in Gaza City against the increase in factional violence.
  • Ex-Bush Aides Subpoenaed in Fired-Attorney Inquiry
    Two congressional committees have issued subpoenas for testimony from former White House counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor regarding their roles in the firings of eight federal prosecutors.
  • Don Herbert, TV's 'Mr. Wizard,' Dies
    Actor Don Herbert, who explained the world of science to young viewers in the 1950s and '60s, has died at the age of 89. His show, "Watch Mr. Wizard," ran for 14 years. Science Friday host Ira Flatow talks about Herbert's legacy with Robert Siegel.
  • Motorsports Store Stages Annual Engine Blowout
    For the past 15 years, Reynolds Motorsports in Maine has celebrated a unique form of conspicuous consumption. As part of its annual open house, employees take a beat-up old motorcycle, tape the throttle wide open and take bets on how long it takes the machine to die.
  • Larry Peterson: Life After Exoneration
    In the concluding story in a two-part special report, Larry Peterson finally wins exoneration — and his freedom. But life after incarceration proves difficult, as is his battle to seek compensation for the years he spent in prison.
  • Attack on Iraqi Shrine Prompts Fears of Retribution
    Another attack on one of the holiest Shiite Muslim shrines in Iraq has raised fears of a new wave of sectarian bloodletting. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki blamed al-Qaida for the attack and ordered a curfew in Baghdad to prevent new violence.
  • How Do Shrine Attacks Affect U.S. Strategy in Iraq?
    Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who went to Iraq earlier this year, explains what the latest bombings of the holy Shiite mosque in Samarra mean for the U.S. military strategy in Iraq and why insurgents continue to target the shrine.
  • 'Sopranos' Lack of Resolution Mirrors Real Issues
    Just as The Sopranos ended its run Sunday without any resolution, many of the world's real problems persist — with no clear hope of resolution.

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