Somalis, Health Department at odds over autism, vaccines Fewer people overall are getting their children vaccinated and diseases once controlled by vaccines are making a comeback. Measles was once almost wiped out in Minnesota, but so far this year 23 cases have been reported -- a third of them among Somalis.4:44 p.m.
On stadium deal, Minneapolis could bypass referendum The city of Minneapolis has a measure on the books that requires residents to vote on a referendum if the city wants to spend more than $10 million on a professional sports facility. Now that a new Vikings stadium proposal is on the table, it appears the referendum requirement has no teeth.5:44 p.m.
Indiana Bill Would Slash Planned Parenthood Funding
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a possible Republican presidential candidate, is expected soon to sign a bill that would strip Planned Parenthood of government funding. The group says the move would prevent 22,000 Hoosier women from accessing it without paying out of pocket.
GOP Lawmakers Push For Stricter Abortion Laws
New Republican legislators in many states have made abortion a top priority. A new South Dakota law requires an unprecedented 72-hour waiting period before an abortion — and several states are debating bills to ban abortion at 20 weeks. But opponents are challenging the laws in court, calling them unconstitutional.
NATO Bombs Libya; Rebels Reportedly Advance
In Libya, there are reports that rebel forces are making advances against government troops in the western city of Misrata. Fierce fighting continues there and elsewhere. And NATO carried out more air strikes on forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Melissa Block speaks with NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro for more.
'No Way Out' For Syrian Regime, Prominent Dissident Says
President Bashar Assad and his supporters "must accept a political change" that leads to a multi-party form of government, says writer Yassin Haj Saleh, who was kept in prison by the regime for 16 years. Syria's people, he says, will accept no less.
Appeals Court Hears Arguments On Health Law
In Richmond Tuesday, President Obama's health overhaul law got its first hearing before a federal appeals court. The three-judge panel actually heard arguments on two different cases decided by lower court judges last year. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Julie Rovner for more.
Returning To The Battlefield, With A Brain Injury
Many soldiers leave Iraq and Afghanistan with a mild traumatic brain injury, but months or years later want to deploy again. Using combat simulations and other tests, doctors at Fort Campbell in Kentucky are testing these soldiers' readiness for a return to war.
Inequalities Complicate S. Africa College Admissions
As South Africa continues to struggle with the legacy of apartheid, a series of public debates about race-based college admissions has reopened a national dialogue. With a lingering educational gap between black and white, should universities use affirmative action to ensure diversity?
Microsoft Spends Big On Skype
Microsoft is paying a premium to acquire Internet phone company Skype. Skype still isn't profitable, but Microsoft announced Tuesday that it will pay $8.5 billion in cash to make Skype its own. Did Microsoft overpay? And how does it plan to make money on Skype?
Obama Asks Congress To Pass Immigration Reform
President Obama spoke on immigration policy in El Paso, Texas. Obama tried to reboot his effort to overhaul the immigration system. The president called on Congress to try again to pass a bill that would make the border more secure and also provide a path to citizenship for undocumented workers. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Mara Liasson for more.