Minnesotans note a new neighbor: the Virginia opossum Opossum are not native to Minnesota, but are now being seen as far north as Bemidji. Some see their arrival as a sign of climate change, but biologists say other human-caused changes contribute much more.5:48 p.m.
Egyptian Army Takes Tahrir Square
The Egyptian Army has taken control of Cairo's now-famous Tahrir Square. Host Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about a melee earlier in the day, when protesters say "thugs" tried to force them out of the square.
Families Of Egyptians Slain In Protests Seek Justice
Relatives say their main frustration is that there are no investigations — let alone arrests — of those responsible for the killing of protesters during Egypt's revolution. They question whether the price their loved ones paid was worth it.
China News Media Crackdown Continues
China continues to crack down on foreign and domestic press in the wake of calls for a "Jasmine Revolution." One Canadian journalist was grilled at the police station — when one of the younger officers said he had been following the journalist's Twitter feed.
This Tax Season, The IRS May Be Feeling Your Pain
The agency faces a $600 million cut to its budget for the rest of the current fiscal year, if congressional Republicans have their way. The agency says such a large budget cut would hinder its tax-collection efforts, and that in turn could reduce revenues coming into the Treasury.
Was $105 Billion Really 'Hidden' In The Health Law?
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) says she was shocked to learn that last year's health law included $105 billion in "hidden" funding that no one knew about. Democrats say the money is surprising only if one failed to read either the bill or the official cost estimates.
U.S.-Led Forces Cause Fewer Afghan Civilian Deaths
War-related civilian deaths increased by 15 percent in 2010, and three-quarters of the 2,777 deaths were caused by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, according to a U.N. report. The percentage of civilian deaths caused by NATO and Afghan government forces fell last year.
Imam Rauf Speaks About Muslim Radicals Hearings
On Thursday, the House Committee on Homeland Security — chaired by Republican Representative Peter King of New York — will hold a hearing on radicalization in the American-Muslim community. The event has angered many American Muslims — including Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Rauf is most known nationally for his association with the planned Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan. Host Robert Siegel talks with Rauf about his reaction to the hearing.