Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Dwindling federal gas tax could make funding Minnesota road repairs difficult The news likely will frustrate people have grown tired of the many down to the wire battles over federal spending in the nation's capital. 3:50 p.m.
Art Hounds: Climbing Poetree, Hitchcock, and a young black man's strange journey This week, raves for a Brooklyn spoken word duo, the master of suspense on the big screen, and a musical about a young African American man's search for identity. 4:45 p.m.
Minn. Senate to bypass Dayton's call for more public works spending DFL leaders have been trying unsuccessfully to persuade Republicans to back a bigger bill. They could still fall short of the GOP votes they need to pass a bonding bill, if Republicans don't like the final list of projects. 5:18 p.m.
Clinical trials deal moves medical marijuana bill forward in Minn. House The deal doesn't allow smoking of marijuana, but would allow for vapor delivery. It also includes the option of a state-based manufacturer of the medication if no federal source is available. 5:22 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
In Sex Assault Report, Pentagon Sees Progress — And A Long Way To Go
The Pentagon issued a study on sexual assault in the military, reports of which have jumped 50 percent in the past year. Defense Secretary Hagel says this is a positive sign of trust in the system.
In Rubble Of Middle East Peace Talks, Kerry Seeks Way Forward
Addressing the collapse of Middle East peace talks for the first time, Secretary of State John Kerry called for pause and reassessment. Meanwhile, he's under fire for comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to Apartheid.
For Red Deer, Iron Curtain Habits Die Hard
Two decades after a Cold War-era fence came down, red deer in the Czech Republic remain reluctant to cross into Germany — a fact suggesting that some deer are capable of teaching certain behaviors.
Experts Expect A First For Ford: A Painless CEO Transition
Ford Motor Company will soon have a new CEO: Mark Fields, who's currently the chief operating officer. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports that Ford hopes this will quell doubts among investors.
As Egyptian Laws Tighten, One Outlaw Preacher Defies State Power
Wary of the messages people are hearing in mosques, the Egyptian government is telling tens of thousands of preachers what they should be saying in their sermons. One preacher is defying the order.
Kerry Announces Progress Toward Peacekeeping Force In South Sudan
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ethiopia on the first leg of a visit to Africa. He hinted at possible ways to end the conflict in South Sudan, saying that "terms and a timeline" for military intervention had been decided.
With Few Answers On Missing Teens, Frustration Simmers In Nigeria
Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two weeks. There is still little reliable information about the situation.
When College Sexual Assault Panels Fall Short, And When They Help
The White House is cracking down on colleges to improve how they handle sexual assault complaints. But critics say schools are in over their heads, and that these cases are meant for the courts.
How The Supreme Court Could Reshape The Tech Patent Landscape
A fight over patents is unfolding between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom. But a case before the Supreme Court could change the concept of intellectual property in information technology.
Album Review: 'Supernova'
Ray LaMontagne's last album earned him a Grammy, but his follow-up, Supernova, turns away from his usual folk and toward '60s-tinged rock. Reviewer Meredith Ochs found the change a pleasant surprise.
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