Rare WWII fighter plane under restoration in Bemidji The new owner of the Sierra Sue II, a World War II fighter plane that's been featured in midwestern air shows for years, wants it to look the way it did when it rolled out of the factory nearly 70 years ago.3:54 p.m.
Minn. ballot question donors face state regulation The state board that regulates political
spending in Minnesota has issued new guidelines for donations to
ballot measure campaigns, and critics say it could force some
donors to stay on the sidelines in next year's vote on the marriage
Rare WWII fighter plane under restoration in Bemidji The new owner of the Sierra Sue II, a World War II fighter plane that's been featured in midwestern air shows for years, wants it to look the way it did when it rolled out of the factory nearly 70 years ago.5:54 p.m.
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Fed Chief Testifies On Capitol Hill
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday that the recovery has been much weaker than expected. He went on to say that Congress also has a role to play in getting the economy back on track. He said fostering healthy growth "is a shared responsibility."
Group Pushes For Corporate Tax Holiday
A group called Win America is pushing the government to allow companies to repatriate hundreds of billions of dollars in cash parked in offshore accounts. Normally, that money would be subject to a tax rate of up to 35 percent. But lobbyists are hoping to strike a deal that would temporarily lower the rate to about 5 percent. Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine published an article that shows how dozens of former congressional aides are part of this effort to help major corporations secure a massive tax break. Guy Raz talks to Jesse Drucker, an investigative reporter for Bloomberg.
On 10th Anniversary Of Murder, FBI Seeks New Clues
The Justice Department is launching a new public information campaign into the investigation of the decade-old murder of Tom Wales. The federal prosecutor was shot in his home on Seattle on Oct. 11, 2001. The FBI suspects that people have more information — they're just not sharing.
Three Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Physics
T.S. Eliot wrote in a poem that the world will end not with a bang but a whimper. He was spot on. The Nobel Prize for physics will go to three scientists who discovered that, after the Big Bang, the universe has been expanding at an accelerating rate.
Massive Observatory Provides A Look Back
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Greek Financial Adviser Discusses Economic Crisis
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Obama, Banks Trade Fire In Debit-Card Debate
President Obama dived into the controversy over Bank of America's plan to start charging a monthly $5 fee for the use of its debit card, suggesting the bank is mistreating its customers. For its part, the bank says the new fee is designed to recoup the billions of dollars it is losing as a result of a consumer protection law.
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Bob Mondello recommends a new box set that brings you some of the forgotten moments of one of television's most influential series.