Rosenstone pledges to reinvent MnSCU as he's installed as chancellor The new leader of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system faces a heavy workload and some challenging times ahead. Steven Rosenstone was officially installed as chancellor of the 31 college MnSCU system during a ceremony Wednesday at the state Capitol.5:45 p.m.
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Opponents Say S.C.'s Voting Law Unfair For The Poor
This year, South Carolina passed a law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. It still needs approval from the Justice Department. But voting rights advocates say it will be a burden for the poor and elderly who don't have birth certificates, or who have certificates with misspelled names or wrong dates.
Fact Checking The GOP Debate
Melissa Block talks to Bill Adair, editor of the nonpartisan fact-checking website PolitiFact.com, to truth-squad some of the claims in Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate.
Businesses Push Back On Foreign Bribery Law
The Justice Department has recovered more than $1 billion in fines using an anti-bribery law called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. But now business groups are calling on Congress to overhaul it and rein in prosecutors. They say the law is producing a lot of confusion and big legal bills.
In Syria, Can The President Outlast The Protesters?
President Bashar Assad still has full control of the capital and has relied heavily on his security forces to limit demonstrations elsewhere. He has made no major concessions, and seems determined to defeat the uprising.
Peace Activist Spurred Prisoner Swap
Unusual behind-the-scenes negotiations led to the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and hundreds of Hamas members this week. Robert Siegel speaks with Patrick Martin, The Globe and Mail's Middle East correspondent, about the peace activist and the professor who got things going.
How Are Business Impacted By Occupy Wall Street?
Depending on the business, vendors are either profiting or losing revenues due to the ongoing presence of protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park. A look at the impact the protest is having on the neighborhood and local businesses.
The Informal Media Team Behind Occupy Wall Street
Volunteers monitor social media and produce the group's Livestream to get news to their followers. Some say it makes them think about a career in journalism; others joined to get their message out. "Getting in front of the camera [and] trying to inspire people ... is just who I am," says one volunteer.