Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Target CEO is out following credit card breach; stock drops Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed a credit-card data breach. 5:20 p.m.
Senate plan would fund $1.2 billion in public projects The list includes improvements to the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter and a section of the Lewis and Clark water pipeline project in southwestern Minnesota. The final $126 million needed for the state Capitol renovation is part of the separate cash measure. 5:25 p.m.
Q&A with Howard Davidowitz Howard Davidowitz spoke with MPR News about Gregg Steinhafel's time at Target. 5:50 p.m.
'Massive Open Online Course' movement sputters as students underperform, drop out The free online courses that top-notch universities offer to the public were once hyped as an innovation that could threaten the higher education establishment. But now many in the industry are scaling back expectations. 5:55 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act
Unmanned aircraft offer spectacular bird's-eye views, and news organizations are eager to deploy them to get that perspective. But U.S. regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes.
FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones
The Federal Aviation Administration is under pressure to come up with rules for the commercial use of drones. The central issue: How can they fly safely in the same airspace as other aircraft?
Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?
A data scientist pitted rappers against Shakespeare to see who had the more extensive vocabulary. But he says he isn't trying to make some sweeping statement about the lyrical prowess of hip-hop.
Extremist Group Claims Credit For Mass Kidnapping In Nigeria
Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home.
Weeks Into Search Efforts, Can Other Countries Help Nigeria?
For more on the effort to rescue the abducted Nigerian girls, Melissa Block speaks with Richard Downie, the deputy director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly
Recruiters for political parties say it's hard to get women to run for office. They're happy to join a campaign and raise money for others, but put themselves forward? That's a tougher proposition.
The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season
Three states go to the polls Tuesday, starting what will be an eight-week stretch of primaries in the U.S. For a look at the intra-party political landscape, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian has this overview.
Remembering Economist Gary Becker, Who Described 'Marriage Market'
The University of Chicago economist won the Nobel Prize in 1992 for broadening the horizons of economics, using economic analysis to explore social issues. Becker died Saturday at the age of 83.
Target's Top Executive Steps Down, Brought Low By Data Breach
Target is ousting its CEO, months after a massive data breach and amid some other business issues.
A Film And Fashion Icon On Aging, And The Power Of Turtlenecks
Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton's new memoir, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, tackles classic menswear, her insecurities about aging, and the new places she's learned to look for beauty.
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