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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • March on Minnesota CapitolMinnesotans mark 50th anniversary of March on Washington
    As tens of thousands gathered in the nation's capital to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's call for economic justice and racial equality, Minnesotans marched to the state Capitol in St. Paul.5:20 p.m.
  • What's your state fair hack?
    A hack is a pro tip, an insider's piece of knowledge, a trick -- something you do in order to have the best state fair experience possible. Maybe you know the optimal hour to visit the onion ring booth, maybe you know a tucked away spot that has the lemonade, maybe you've found a way to hit all the necessary stops in under one hour. We're putting together a user's guide of "state fair hacks" to help fairgoers see the fair in the new way. What's your hack? What are your state fair tips and tricks?6:20 p.m.
  • State FairAppetites: The best and worst of this year's fair fare
    The Heavy Table's James Norton and his 14-person Wrecking Crew tried more than 50 new food items at the Minnesota State Fair and reported back on the best — and the worst.6:22 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.N. Security Council The Site Of A Showdown Over Syria
    The U.S. and its partners say it is "undeniable" that Bashar al-Assad's government used chemical weapons against civilians last week and they are taking their case to the UN Security Council. But, they are likely to face a skeptical Russia and China, who want to wait for a UN team on the ground in Damascus to finish their investigation. A UN envoy on Syria says international law is clear: The Security Council has to endorse any international action. But, if the Security Council remains divided, the U.S. and its partners might have to look for other legal justifications to act.
  • Many U.S. Lawmakers Want A Say On Taking Action In Syria
    The Obama administration appears poised to attack Syria after concluding Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons, but many members of Congress say they haven't been briefed enough about why military action is warranted. And their opinions about what to do in Syria are all over the map.
  • How Will U.S. Legally Justify Military Strikes In Syria?
    The United States and other Western countries are considering military action against Syria in response to last week's apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians outside Damascus. That could happen even without a United Nations Security Council resolution to authorize it. Would that be legal? To better understand what international law has to say about whether intervention is allowable, Melissa Block talks to John Bellinger, former legal adviser at the State Department in the George W. Bush administration. He's now with the Council on Foreign Relations and a partner at the law firm, Arnold Porter LLP.
  • Fort Hood Shooter Sentenced To Death Penalty
    A jury has sentenced Nidal Hasan to the death penalty for a shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and 31 others injured.
  • Outage Summer: What To Know About The Syrian Electronic Army
    The New York Times website reportedly was under attack by hackers on Tuesday. Here's a primer on the Syrian Electronic Army, the activist hacker group that's responsible for taking down or taking control of the sites of major news organizations.
  • Bells Punctuate March On Washington Anniversary
    Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have more on the various events to mark the anniversary.
  • Obama Echoes Martin Luther King Jr. On March Anniversary
    President Obama joined thousands at the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
  • In South Africa, A Clinic Focuses On Prostitutes To Fight HIV
    Treating sex workers infected with HIV can save their lives and reduce the odds that they will spread HIV to clients. To make it easier for prostitutes to get care, a university-run clinic in Johannesburg is located in a neighborhood where they work.
  • Taking A Closer Look At Milgram's Shocking Obedience Study
    In the early 1960s, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a controversial study in which participants were led to believe they were administering painful, high-voltage shocks to other subjects. Gina Perry, author of Behind the Shock Machine, says the study has "taken on a life of its own."
  • March Speakers Talk Of Progress, Remaining Inequalities
    Wednesday, on the same stretch of the National Mall where the Civil Rights Marchers of 1963 listened to the Reverend Martin Luther King, a far smaller crowd assembled to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of that landmark moment in the struggle for civil rights.

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