Toxic dust cleaned from Cass Lake homes About 30 homes in the contaminated St. Regis Superfund site in Cass Lake got a thorough cleaning over the past few weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency ordered the house cleanings after tests showed some household dust contained dangerous levels of dioxin and arsenic.4:48 p.m.
Red River flood fight moves north Hundreds of volunteers were sandbagging in Fargo-Moorhead Monday as the Red River continues to rise. In Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, officials say they are well prepared for a river crest expected this weekend.5:19 p.m.
Amid increasing violence, fear that people will avoid Minneapolis As spring weather coaxes more people out of their homes, Minneapolis business owners worry another high-profile killing may cause people to avoid the city if it gets a reputation for violence in high-profile areas. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talked with Mayor R.T. Rybak.5:45 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
U.S., Britain Exhort Iraqi Leaders to Compromise
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her British counterpart, Jack Straw, push to end a political impasse in Baghdad as they wrap up a two-day trip to Iraq. The Shiite Alliance's nominee to head the new government, interim Prime Minister Ibrahim al Jaafari, has been asked by some to step down.
Remembering a Soldier: Carlos Gonzalez
Army Communications Spec. Carlos Gonzalez of Middletown, N.Y., was killed in Tikrit. Gonzalez lived with his wife and daughter near Ft. Campbell, Ky., where he was based. He was buried in Fairview, N.J., this past weekend.
U.S. Slow to Change Internet Gaming Laws
A dispute over Internet gambling between the United States and the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda threatens to be renewed, as the deadline for U.S. legal changes has arrived. After Antigua won its World Trade Organization case, forcing the United States to regulate, not merely outlaw, Internet gambling, the issue seemed settled. But American law hasn't changed in accordance with the ruling. Antigua is contemplating its options.
A Solo Ray Davies Peers into 'Other People's Lives'
After more than 40 years as the Kinks' lead singer and primary songwriter, Ray Davies has released his first solo studio recording, Other People's Lives. Despite the album's title, the music is really about him. The 61-year-old says the characters that he sings and writes about are a reflection of who he is.
Chinese Cab Drivers Protest Squeeze at Pump
China's government has warned taxi companies around the country to prevent possible strikes by cabbies upset at a rise in gas prices this week. Taxi drivers from several provinces have converged on Beijing in recent days to petition the government. They complain that government monopolies and a lack of independent unions mean cabbies and consumers -- but not the taxi companies -- are bearing the brunt of the price hike. NPR's Anthony Kuhn rides with and talks to taxi drivers whose efforts to organize unions and protests have been thwarted.
Carpool Duties, Evenly Distributed
In the United States, taking a turn at driving in the carpool is almost an inevitability of suburban parenthood. Commentator Ana Hebra Flaster lives outside of Boston. She certainly isn't exempt from driving duty -- and she wouldn't want to be. She says that driving the carpool gives her a window into her kids' lives.
Jury Decides Moussaoui Is Eligible for Execution
Jurors in the death-penalty trial of Zacarias Moussaoui decide the confessed al-Qaida terrorism conspirator should be eligible for execution. In their finding, the panel decided Moussaoui was responsible for at least one death in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. A second trial phase will determine Moussaoui's sentence.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Padilla Detainee Case
The Supreme Court declines to review the case of Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen arrested in Chicago and held without charges for more than three years. The government initially declared Padilla an enemy combatant. The justices warned that if Padilla's status changed again, they would return to the case.
New Orleans Mayor: No More FEMA Trailers in City
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says he will no longer allow FEMA to put trailers in his city as temporary housing for residents displaced by hurricanes. He says he made the decision after some people from the federal agency mistreated residents of the Algiers neighborhood.