Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Republicans say not so fast on bonding bill For the past week, DFL legislative leaders have met privately with Republican leaders and individual Republican lawmakers, aiming to find the magic formula for a successful bonding bill. But those negotiations have proven fruitless. 5:18 p.m.
Minn. could be first state to ban common antibacterial ingredient Both the House and Senate have voted to phase out Triclosan in consumer hand soap and body wash by 2017. The bill needs a final vote in the House before being sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it. 5:22 p.m.
Target executive's public response to criticism creates buzz In an e-mail to employees at Target's headquarters and then public posting of the missive on LinkedIn, Jones said the truth hurts and Target has suffered a lot lately. 5:44 p.m.
Appetites: For a fresh flavor, try these Minn. gins this summer This year, the gin at your local watering hole might not be from Amsterdam or London, but from a Minnesota distiller. 6:22 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
How U.S. Hospitals Are Planning To Stop The Deadly MERS Virus
A second case of the new Middle East respiratory syndrome has shown up in the U.S. The virus has been spreading through Saudi hospitals. Health officials expect more cases to appear here.
Slow Rape Kit Results Leave Victims Few Effective Places To Turn
A new study concludes the medical and justice system can do more to help rape survivors access medical care. Funding cuts often limit access to exams and keep test results from leading to prosecution.
Sylvan Esso: Finding Humanity Between The Synths
The duo's self-titled debut brims with slow tempos and spacious electronic arrangements, making plenty of room for the gorgeous vocals of folk veteran Amelia Meath.
Meet The Front-Runners In The Crowded GOP Senate Primary
Seven Republicans are competing for the nomination to Georgia's open Senate seat. At least three of them carry the Tea Party mantle, but the current front-runners are favored by the GOP establishment.
Everyday Life Is a Rich Mine Of Absurdity In 'American Innovations'
Rivka Galchen's new story collection mashes up Heidegger and Will Ferrell in an off-kilter marriage that critic Alan Cheuse says practically defines the notion of eccentricity — but delightfully so.
Out There On The Ice: An Intimate View Of The Melting Antarctic Sheet
Two groups of scientists have reported that the melting of the giant West Antarctica Ice Sheet appears to be unstoppable. Oceans could rise several feet in the coming centuries because of its melting.
After Referendum In Eastern Ukraine, Different Visions Emerge
Residents of eastern Ukraine are trying to figure out what happens next, now that pro-Russian separatists have claimed independence. But there's even disagreement over what's feasible.
Russia's Energy Giant Turns Up The Heat On Ukraine
Gazprom, the energy company, has dramatically raised the price it charges Ukraine for natural gas. Despite its weak, ailing economy, Ukraine must now pay far more than any other Gazprom client.
How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food
Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald's and Hershey's?
Reading The Tea Leaves Of The Upcoming TV Season
This week, the television networks announced their new season lineups. NPR's TV critic, Eric Deggans, talks with host Audie Cornish about some of the new shows and the trends that they reveal.
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