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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Northfield's heroin problem
    Northfield, Minn. is known for being a quiet liberal arts college town, but this week, the town's police chief announced a startling drug problem in the local high school.5:20 p.m.
  • Orlin Ostby and PumWalking the Pembina Trail
    A Minnesota man plans to mark the state's 150th birthday by walking 400 miles with an ox and cart.5:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Roadside Blasts Kill NATO Troops in Afghanistan
    Seven NATO soldiers have been killed by roadside bombs or explosive devices in the past two days in Afghanistan.
  • Troops' Deaths in Afghanistan Hits Hard in Canada
    Six of the seven NATO troops killed in Afghanistan in the past two days were Canadian, bringing the total number of Canadians who have lost their lives there to 66. The Canadian public has taken the news hard.
  • U.K. Attacks: Local Effort, or Part of Bigger Scheme?
    As the investigation into the failed attacks in Britain continues, police have raided a house in Scotland reported to have been used as a "bomb factory." Meanwhile, intelligence and security officers in Britain are trying to piece together details of the planning behind the attempted attacks.
  • NASA's First 'Educator Astronaut' Scheduled to Fly
    After two decades of waiting for her chance to go into space, schoolteacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan is scheduled to fly on the next shuttle mission.
  • Study: Men Talk Just as Much as Women
    Contrary to stereotypes, a new study finds that men talk just as much as women. The study taped 396 students over the course of six years, and concluded that members of both sexes tend to spill an average of about 16,000 words a day.
  • Romney Faces Uphill Battle for Evangelical Voters
    One of Mitt Romney's biggest hurdles to winning the Republican presidential nomination is his faith. Many conservative Christians say they would not vote for a Mormon candidate.
  • Explaining the Underpinnings of Mormonism
    Mitt Romney's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has put a spotlight on his life and his religion: Mormonism. An expert on U.S. culture and religious history explains Mormon teachings, and the differences and similarities between Mormonism and Christianity.
  • New Diary Offers Glimpse of Life in Nazi Grip
    Hidden for decades, the diary of a 14-year-old Polish Jewish girl who was killed at Auschwitz was recently published in English and Hebrew. Her writings offer a personal account of life in Poland during the Holocaust.
  • Writer Finds a Fated Friend in 'Jesus' Son'
    If you're only going to read one book this year about getting stabbed in the eye and crushing tiny, helpless bunnies, then run right out and get Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son.
  • Standoff Continues at Mosque in Pakistan
    Government forces are having a standoff with members of a pro-Taliban group who have been occupying a mosque in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. Griff Witte, foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, talks about the latest developments.

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