Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Roundy's sells Rainbow Foods stores in Twin Cities Ten of the stores will become Cub Foods locations. Byerly's will take control of Rainbow stores in Eden Prairie and Woodbury. The six other operations will remain Rainbow stores under new ownership. 5:20 p.m.
Metro Transit: Ex-worker improperly accessed 7,000 driver's license records Richard Johnson, who worked as a supervisor at a control center that monitors bus operations, used the records to snoop on about 1,300 people. 5:24 p.m.
Appetites: Spring brings fresh greens, lighter cuisine With such a late winter, you may be surprised to see many farmers' market stalls bursting with produce. 5:25 p.m.
In Hennepin County, sex ed is more than biology. It's also about relationships Sex education is part of the curriculum in every Minnesota high school. But 32 Hennepin County schools are expanding on the effort through the outreach program, known as TOP, which includes frank discussions on the biology of reproduction and also on healthy relationships. 5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
VA Secretary Responds To Call For His Resignation
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki responds to calls for his resignation, following reports of veterans dying while waiting for treatment.
Kinder Words From Putin, But They Come With A Cost
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is pulling his forces back from Ukraine's border. He also is calling on separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone a referendum planned for Sunday. This news might be a breakthrough — or just a head fake.
U.S. Offers Aid In Search For Nigerian Girls, But Is It Too Late?
The U.S. is sending a team of experts to help find the nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls. But the three-week delay means that the girls are likely scattered, making the search that much tougher.
Department Of Education Brings Home A Disappointing Report Card
The Department of Education has released its latest math and reading scores for 12th graders. The scores offer little good news for educators, with results low and largely unchanged since 2009.
Peace Talks On Pause: What Went Wrong?
Middle East peace talks have been officially paused; unofficially, many say they're finished. Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic explains how Secretary of State John Kerry's mission fell apart.
Syrian Rebels Cede Stronghold After Over A Year Under Siege
Syrian rebels have surrendered Homs, the city known as the birthplace of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. It marks the end of a long siege and a huge blow to the rebels.
Snip Decision: Africa's Campaign To Circumcise Its Men
A campaign in Africa to prevent HIV has persuaded 6 million teens and men to get circumcised and aims to sign up 14 million more. To do so, health officials must appeal to male vanity.
After 6 Decades As A Staple, 'Jet' Magazine Ends Print Run
It's the end of an era, as Johnson Publishing Co. announced plans to cease printing Jet. The magazine, which started some 63 years ago, was long a staple for many African-Americans.
Larry McMurtry Loves The West, But Knocks The Cowboy Off His High Horse
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist says the myth of the cowboy feels "hollow." The Last Kind Words Saloon is a spare and unsentimental story about two Western icons, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind
Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.
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