DFLers blast Pawlenty's budget plan Gov. Tim Pawlenty is proposing deep spending cuts as part of his plan to solve a $1.2 billion budget deficit. DFL leaders blasted the plan, claiming it doesn't really balance the budget.5:20 p.m.
Group plans Minn. museum of African American history A local group is working to open Minnesota's first museum devoted to the state's African American history. They've purchased an historic Minneapolis mansion, and need to complete a $5 million fundraising campaign to turn it into a museum.5:54 p.m.
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Indiana's Bayh To Retire From Senate
Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana confirmed Monday that he will not seek re-election this fall, injecting fresh uncertainty into a midterm election cycle that could further complicate President Obama's effort to push initiatives through Congress.
At Mekong's Source In China, Past And Present Collide
The Mekong River, one of the world's longest waterways, has a long and turbulent history. It begins its 3,000-mile journey high on the Tibetan plateau of China's Qinghai province, where its once-nomadic residents try to preserve their culture and traditions against the challenges of modernity.
Urban, Rural Areas Battle For Census Prison Populace
Unless something changes, prisoners will again be counted in this year's census as residents of the places where they're locked up, not their hometowns. That means more political power for mostly rural and white prison host communities, and less for mostly urban and minority neighborhoods.
Tracking A Man's Life, In Endless Footsteps The Unnamed is a book about a man afflicted with a debilitating condition — a compulsive need to walk until he collapses from exhaustion. Author Joshua Ferris, who also wrote Then We Came To The End, says he wanted to examine the nature of illness.
Clinton Seeks Saudi Help On Iran
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Riyadh on Monday seeking Saudi King Abdullah's help in convincing China to agree to new U.N. sanctions against Iran. Earlier, Clinton had harsh words for Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the West says is behind the country's nuclear program.
Former IAEA Chief Backs Diplomacy On Iran
The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says collective global diplomacy rather than isolation is the preferred course of action when handling Iran and its nuclear program. Mohammed ElBaradei also says sanctions should not be the only tool while dealing with the Islamic republic.
Experts Gather For Hackers' Convention
Every year in Arlington, Va., thousands of computer security experts, hackers and FBI agents attend BlackHat in hopes of learning how to stop the next big cyber threat. Events include hacking competitions and training, as well as lectures on computer security.
Google's New Ventures Examined
All Tech Considered regular Omar Gallaga talks about what's new with Google. He discusses the company's stand-off with China, its entry into the world of ultra-high-speed Internet and its new social networking feature, Google Buzz.
U.S. Wins First Nordic Combined Medal
Johnny Spillane of the U.S. Nordic combined team took home a silver medal Sunday, the first time the U.S. has won a medal in the sport. Tom Steitz, former head coach for the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Skiing Team, discusses the win.