Minn. House passes same-sex marriage bill Six months after Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, the Minnesota House Thursday made an historic turn, voting to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.3:00 p.m.
With spring comes world-class kayaking at North Shore Along the North Shore of Lake Superior, streams like the Lester River in Duluth are roaring, full of chocolate-brown, frothy, churning spring runoff. It's that time of year when hikers are warned to stay away from the creeks -- and when kayakers like Chris Baer flock to them.3:51 p.m.
Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:47 p.m.
Vikings ink deal with University to play in TCF Bank Stadium The Minnesota Vikings have struck a deal to play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium for two years. A 70-page document hashes out details of the agreement, including the cost of the Vikings' lease on the stadium to what players can drink on the sidelines. The team even makes peace between Coca-Cola and Pepsi.4:52 p.m.
Minn. House passes same-sex marriage bill Six months after Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, the Minnesota House Thursday made an historic turn, voting to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.5:17 p.m.
Lawmakers ban criminal record disclosure on job applications Legislation has passed banning the section on employment applications asking job seekers to disclose whether they've been convicted of a crime. Hiring managers may still ask about criminal records during the screening process, but the new law is to prevent a record from being an automatic disqualifier. Supporters say people deserve a second chance. Skeptics say it will require costly changes to hiring procedures.5:44 p.m.
Pakistani Women Still Struggle For A Voice In Politics
Women account for only 36 of the more than 4,000 candidates on the ballot in Saturday's parlimentary election. One of them, Naz Baloch, is following her father into politics, but acknowledges it's a rough-and-tumble game in a country where opportunities for women are limited.
How Can Identical Twins Turn Out So Different?
Scientists used to think that identical twins turned out differently because they were treated differently by friends, teachers or their parents. A study of mice supports the idea that small changes in behavior can lead to larger ones and eventually even resculpt brains in different ways.
In Newsrooms, Some Immigration Terms Are Going Out Of Style
In April, the Associated Press decided the word "illegal" should only be used to describe actions, not people. It's one of several major news outlets that have been reconsidering how to refer to people who are in this country illegally.
Teenage Diaries Revisited: Growing Up With Tourette's
In 1996, Josh Cutler, who has Tourette's syndrome, documented his efforts to live a normal life. Josh overcame Tourette's enough to become a schoolteacher. But it hasn't been easy. His new diary examines his life with a brain that often betrays him.
Immigration Reform Amendments Target Border Security
The Senate Judiciary Committee is plowing through dozens of amendments to its immigration overhaul reform plan. Many of Thursday's proposed changes are Republican attempts to have tighter controls on the border with Mexico. David Welna talks to Audie Cornish.
Democrats Skeptical Of Republican 'Debt Prioritization' Bill
House Republicans have passed a bill that would tell President Obama which bills to pay first, should the U.S. Treasury run out of cash and risk default, like it almost did two summers ago. The proposal is not likely to move in the Democratic Senate, and the issue itself is fading in urgency as the deficit picture improves.
Bond For Accused Cleveland Kidnapper Set At $8 Million
Just days ago, three women and a child escaped from a Cleveland house they'd been held in for years. On Thursday, accused kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro appeared in court. A judge set bond for Castro at $8 million.
House Questions Terrorism Detection Tools After Boston Attack
The House Homeland Security Committee held its first hearing on the Boston Marathon bombing and aftermath on Thursday. Witnesses included the Boston police commissioner and former Sen. Joe Lieberman. Panel Chairman Mike McCaul has been highlighting intelligence failures.