Anoka-Hennepin superintendent 'sincerely' apologizes for voice mail Referring to a controversial voice mail from two years ago, Dennis Carlson, superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, says in a letter: "If my December 2010 statement was perceived as dismissive or insensitive to victims of bullying or suicide, I deeply andsincerely apologize. I absolutely meant no disrespect."5:20 p.m.
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From George Romney To Mitt, A Shrinking Tax Rate
Mitt Romney's tax returns show he pays an effective rate of just under 15 percent. His father, George, paid two to three times that rate. What one family's changing tax burden reveals about the design of the American tax code.
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Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the Republican candidate's taxes and next week's primaries in Michigan and Arizona.
Court: Unscrambling Hard Drive Is Unconstitutional
A federal appeals court has ruled for the first time that a suspect in a child porn case does not need to unlock his thoroughly-scrambled computer hard drives because it would violate his Fifth Amendment rights. That ruling conflicts with two other cases, including one this week where a Denver-based appeals court says a Romanian immigrant needs to turn over an unencrypted version of her laptop hard drive to help authorities pursue a mortgage fraud case.
Braun Return The Biggest Story In Baseball Training
Baseball spring training is getting under way. One of the biggest stories of players returning is National League MVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. On Thursday, he won an appeal after failing a drug test. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for more about that story and what else to expect during the training season.
One Of Last Movie Theater Organs Pipes On
Seattle has one of the country's few working movie theater organs. Jim Riggs plays the theater's Wurlitzer organ while silent movies are screened. Recently he performed during a screening of 1927's Wings, the only silent film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
'Friends Of Syria' Group Calls For Ceasefire
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