Debate over hog stalls rages Minnesota's $2.5 billion hog industry is on the defensive, with farmers under growing pressure to change how they raise pigs. At issue is the widespread practice of housing pregnant sows in stalls5:49 p.m.
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FBI Tracking 100 Suspected Extremists In Military
At least a dozen of the cases are full-blown investigations of possible Muslim radicals in the military community. The stepped-up scrutiny comes in the wake of the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 dead.
High Court Leaves Core Of Immigration Law Intact
The Supreme Court issued a mixed decision Monday on Arizona's controversial immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. While the court struck down most of the law, it let stand the provision requiring law enforcement to check the immigration status of those they detain.
Concerns Remain Over 'Show Your Papers' Provision
President Obama offered a mixed review of the Supreme Court's mixed decision in the Arizona immigration case. He said he was pleased that most of the law was struck down, but still concerned that the "show me your papers" provision stood. The president campaigned this afternoon in New Hampshire. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Scott Horsley from the rally site with more on Mr. Obama's remarks.
Romney Says Obama Has Failed On Immigration
After the Supreme Court released its decision on the Arizona immigration law, Mitt Romney's campaign released a statement in which the former Massachusetts governor accused President Obama of a failure of leadership on immigration. Romney was in Arizona today for a fundraiser. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Mara Liasson.
Tropical Storm Debby Saturates Florida
Rain, rain go away --- that's what many Floridians are saying today after a weekend of almost non-stop rain. Tropical Storm Debby is barely moving as its heavy rain bands drop torrents of water. Flooding, tornadoes and high surf continue today.
Twin Probes To Investigate Space Weather Mysteries
When solar storms strike, radio signals jam, power grids go down, GPS systems fail. Two new satellites may soon help NASA scientists understand the effects of space weather down here on Earth. The probes, two years in the making, will finally be launched on Aug. 23.
Justices Bar Mandatory Life Terms for Juveniles
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that it is unconstitutional to impose mandatory life sentences without parole on juveniles in murder cases. The high court previously ruled out executing juvenile offenders and invalidated life without parole in non-capital crimes.
Could Kaiser Permanente's Low-Cost Health Care Be Even Cheaper?
Kaiser Permanente is often cited as an example of a health maintenance organization that keeps costs reined in. In fact, portions of the Affordable Care Act were crafted with the Kaiser model in mind. But critics say the price gap between Kaiser and other insurance companies has narrowed, and the reasons are unclear.
Teenage Brain: Gateway To A 'Bright And Dark' World
For author Meg Wolitzer, John Neufeld's 1969 novel Lisa, Bright and Dark opened the door to more intense reads on mental illness. Has a book you've read ever acted as a gateway to harsher, truer or more literary novels? Tell us in the comments.
At U.S. Olympic Trials, A Track And Field Tie
Some of the events at the at U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., this past weekend were too close to call. First and second place were clear in the Women's 100 meters, but third place was a dead tie. A run-off or a coin flip will determine who goes to London.