Sen. Pappas on moving offices and Legislative turnover This upcoming session at the State Capitol will look very different to members of both parties. Republicans, who will control of both the House and the Senate, are preparing their legislative agenda, while DFLers are trying to cope with the loss of over two dozen seats.3:53 p.m.
Concerning trends in HIV/AIDS Today is World AIDS Day, which calls attention to the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic and the 33.4 million people estimated to be living with HIV and AIDS.4:44 p.m.
Concerning trends in HIV/AIDS Today is World AIDS Day, which calls attention to the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic and the 33.4 million people estimated to be living with HIV and AIDS.4:48 p.m.
Tensions mount on day 3 of gubernatorial recount Republicans slammed Hennepin County's top election official for wanting to add more counting tables. Election officials say the tables are necessary to keep the recount from bogging down with frivolous ballot challenges from the Emmer side.5:20 p.m.
Photos: A gallery of challenged ballots in gov. recount The recount of Minnesota's gubernatorial election is well underway with more than 70 percent of the ballots counted in only a few days. This gallery shows just a handful of the ballots being challenged by both sides.5:24 p.m.
New Legislature likely to expand gambling Some of the staunchest protectors of tribal gaming are out of power at the Capitol, and both of the remaining gubernatorial candidates have spoken in favor of expanding gambling in Minnesota.5:25 p.m.
Sen. Pappas on moving offices and Legislative turnover This upcoming session at the State Capitol will look very different to members of both parties. Republicans, who will control of both the House and the Senate, are preparing their legislative agenda, while DFLers are trying to cope with the loss of over two dozen seats.5:53 p.m.
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Prosecuting WikiLeaks: It's Not Going To Be Easy
All the law enforcement attention on the website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, doesn't mean that they will face American-style justice, experts say, because the legal issues in play are both novel and challenging.
Matisyahu: Light A Fire For Hanukkah Music
Hasidic reggae musician Matisyahu reflects on the lack of Chanukah music in popular culture. He notes that Amazon.com has 48,322 Christmas albums for sale, but only 212 Chanukah CDs. That's 227 Christmas albums for every one Chanukah album.
The Legacy Of George F. Johnson And The Square Deal
On Dec. 1, 1948, the nation witnessed one of the largest funerals in U.S. history, for George F. Johnson. The owner of the Endicott Johnson Corp., at one time the country's leading shoe manufacturer, believed it was his responsibility to provide for workers' welfare. So he created what he called the Square Deal, which one welfare expert says is an anachronism today.
Rio Sweeps Slums Ahead Of Tourism Rush
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The Inner Workings Of WikiLeaks
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Two Different Views Of Alleged Would-Be Bomber
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White House: No Drilling In East Coast Waters
The Obama administration reversed course Wednesday on a sensitive environmental and economic issue -- offshore drilling. The Interior Department says that for at least the next seven years, it will not allow any offshore oil and gas drilling off the East Coast in the Atlantic, or in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida. And it will proceed cautiously in granting any new offshore leases in Alaska.
A Bottled-Water Drama In Fiji
For 20 years, the Fiji Water company has been tapping an aquifer in Fiji for its bottled water and paying a tax of one-third of a cent per liter. Now the Fiji government wants 15 cents per liter. This week, Fiji Water said no and shut down operations, but only for a day. The company is a major employer on the island, and hundreds of Fijians would be without work if the factory shut down. NPR's Guy Raz talks to Charles Fishman, a journalist who has written about the bottled water business for Fast Company magazine.
Smithsonian Under Fire For Gay Portraiture Exhibit
Christian leaders and Republican members of Congress are speaking out against the National Portrait Gallery's Hide/Seek exhibit. One work — a 1987 video about the suffering caused by AIDS — has already been removed from the show. Religious leaders objected to its depictions of a crucifix crawling with ants.
How Will Cleveland Welcome LeBron?
On Thursday night, LeBron James' new team, the Miami Heat, will face off against his old team, the Cavaliers. NPR's Guy Raz talks to Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto about how James will be received in his former town.