Questions remain over Shattuck-St. Mary's handling of abuse allegations A former student at the private college prep school Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, says school officials should have known about the sexual misconduct alleged between a teacher and students. This comes after criminal sexual conduct charges were filed this week against the former teacher, Lynn Phillip Seibel.5:15 p.m.
Al-Shabab recruit wanted to be 'good Muslim' A third Twin Cities man recruited to fight for the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia told a federal jury on Wednesday he was convinced he would be a "good Muslim" by joining the war in his homeland.5:45 p.m.
Minnesota Trial Offers Window On Jihadi Pipeline
Several years ago, young Somali immigrants living in the Minneapolis area were disappearing. They later resurfaced in Somalia, where they joined a terrorist group called al-Shabab. Now some are back in Minnesota and are testifying against a man accused of recruiting them.
Listeners Take Stock Of Affirmative Action
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could decide the future of policies that take race into account in higher education admissions. More than 50 All Things Considered listeners shared their own perspectives on the role of affirmative action policies in modern America.
American Troops In Jordan Keeping An Eye On Syria
A small number of American troops are on the ground in Jordan, next door to Syria. The troops could be called on to perform critical missions in response to the fighting inside Syria. Possible missions include providing humanitarian relief and helping to secure Syria's chemical weapons.
Romney's Remarks On Abortion Cause A Stir
The GOP presidential nominee told a newspaper that as president he won't push abortion-restricting legislation. The remarks, which Mitt Romney has since walked back, surprised those on both sides of the abortion debate.
Ryan Needs To Conquer Wonk Reputation In Debate
On Thursday night, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan takes the national debate stage for the first time in his career. The 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman faces off with Vice President Joe Biden. We take a look at the strengths and weaknesses the House budget chairman brings.
Football Player-Turned-Actor Alex Karras Dies
Alex Karras played defense for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s. He turned to acting when he retired his cleats, landing a number of character roles in television and film. He was 77.
Sisters And Vatican II: A Generational Tug Of War
On Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened Vatican II, with a desire to let some fresh air into the Catholic Church. It was a revolution, especially for the nuns who were encouraged to go into the world and help the needy. But now the nuns are being censored, and a generational rift has emerged.