PoliGraph: Group's budget claim is for the birds At least three groups, including the Freedom Club, the Republican Party of Minnesota and Minnesota's Future, are using an old vote concerning bird habitats to target lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.4:51 p.m.
Terror trial witnesses describe path from Minn. to holy war in Somalia Testimony from two witnesses at a Minneapolis terror trial provides a firsthand glimpse into how young Minnesota men were encouraged to wage a holy war in the Horn of Africa. Authorities believe more than 20 from the state joined al-Shabab. About nine are believed dead.5:43 p.m.
The Cube Critics: 'Frankenweenie' and 'Taken 2' Whether it's a supposedly satirical film about butter sculptures, a Liam Neeson sequel, or the latest Tim Burton stop action animation, Stephanie and Euan are feeling underwhelmed.6:21 p.m.
Week In Politics: Presidential Debate, Jobs Report
Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the week's presidential debate and the new jobs report.
Domestic Abuse Victims Get Chance At Freedom
Women in California prisons for killing their abusive partners may get a chance at freedom. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that allows new evidence to be considered in decades-old cases.
Book Review: 'With Blood In Their Eyes'
Alan Cheuse reviews the new book With Blood in Their Eyes by Thomas Cobb. Cobb also wrote the novel Crazy Heart, which was adapted into a critically-acclaimed movie starring Jeff Bridges.
Investigator Reflects Decade After D.C. Sniper Attacks
Melissa Block speaks with Captain Barney Forsythe, the retired director of the Montgomery County Police major-crimes division. Ten years ago he ran the investigation of the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings for Montgomery County, Md., which suffered the highest number of sniper murders.
D.C. Sniper Victim: 'Mentally, I Went Through Hell'
Ten years ago John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the Washington, D.C., area as they targeted and shot random people. The pair trailed Paul LaRuffa for three days before attacking him, shooting him five times at close range and leaving him for dead.
Terrorism Suspects Face Extradition To U.S.
Britain's High Court ruled that five terror suspects, including radical preacher Abu Hamza, can be extradited immediately to the United States. The five suspects have fought for years to avoid facing charges in the U.S.
Hollywood's Horror History — For Kids
There have been a slew of animated family comedies based on horror classics in theaters recently — ParaNorman, Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie, to name a few. NPR's Bob Mondello explores the monster movie's transition from scream-inducing to family fodder.
U.S. Unemployment Drop Sharper Than Expected
The latest jobs report from the government showed a surprisingly large decline in the unemployment rate. It fell to 7.8 percent, its lowest point in three and a half years. The decline was big enough to draw skepticism about the validity of the report.