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Monday, July 9, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Unveiling the adAnti-war groups step up pressure on Coleman
    A Minnesota anti-war group unveiled a television ad on Monday aimed at convincing Sen. Norm Coleman to join other key Republicans who've broken with the administration on the war.5:20 p.m.
  • Ready and waitingGuard returning to Midwest under secrecy
    The 1st Brigade has been in Iraq for about 16 months. Guard officials say all the troops, including 2,600 Minnesotans, will be back in the U.S. by the end of the month with most arriving within the next several days.5:24 p.m.
  • Amy KlobucharKlobuchar says too few U.S. inspectors examine foreign toys
    Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised concerns Monday over the potency of U.S. consumer product regulators, saying a federal commission is ill-equipped to keep dangerous Chinese-made toys from hitting store shelves in this country.5:45 p.m.
  • Dry soilWeekend rain helped some - but not all - farmers
    The USDA's latest weekly crop report says for the most part Minnesota farm fields are doing well. But in some parts of the region a lack of rain is starting to hurt crop development. Fifty-six percent of the state's soil is rated short or very short of moisture.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bush Denies Congress Testimony from Aides
    President Bush said Monday that executive privilege allows him to stop Congress from forcing two former White House staffers to testify. The House and Senate Judiciary committees want to take testimony from former political aide Sara Taylor and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers on the firings of U.S. attorneys.
  • Four Men Convicted in 2005 U.K. Terrorism Plot
    Four men have been convicted in London of trying to bomb the city's transport system in July 2005. The attempted bombings came just two weeks after Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people on a bus and three trains on the underground rail system.
  • Hollywood Takes On Japan's 1937 Invasion of China
    Last weekend, as many Chinese marked the 70th anniversary of the start of Japan's full-scale invasion of their country in 1937, Hollywood staged its Chinese opening of a film about Japan's wartime atrocities during the invasion.
  • White House Hopeful Dodd, Paul Simon Tour Iowa
    Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), one of many presidential hopefuls who toured Iowa last week, trails in money and in the polls. But he had one thing in Iowa that other prospective candidates did not have: singer-songwriter Paul Simon.
  • Bush Invokes Constitution as Political Clout Sputters
    NPR Senior News Analyst Dan Schorr says President Bush has spent his political capital, and all he has left is his constitutional power.
  • Pa. Leaders Work to Resolve Government Shutdown
    Pennsylvania has been operating without a budget for eight days, and 24,000 workers are on unpaid leave. Gov. Ed Rendell ordered a partial shutdown of state government but says he's optimistic that he and the legislature can break a budget stalemate.
  • How Safe Is Supermarket Food?
    A number of recent scares have Americans questioning the safety of the food products they buy — many of which contain ingredients imported from all over the world. But U.S. suppliers say top supermarket brands demand rigorous safety standards.
  • Heat Throws Off Gas Pumps, and Motorists Pay
    Some consumer advocates say oil companies are overcharging customers by $2 billion a year because they don't adjust their pumps when gasoline expands during the higher summer temperatures.
  • Adrienne Young: Planting the Earth, Growing Herself
    Adrienne Young is a folk-country musician who is also a big supporter of community gardens and sustainable farming. As she tours the U.S., she invites local organic farmers to speak before her shows. Her green activism also explains the title of her new album, Room to Grow.
  • Senate Aims to Steer New Course on Iraq War
    Senate Democrats begin a new offensive against the Iraq war. They'll offer Iraq-related amendments to the defense policy bill in hopes that Republicans will join them in steering a new course for the war. The bill is expected to be on the floor for two weeks.

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