Graves drops out of race to replace Bachmann Just days after Republican Michele Bachmann said she would not run for a fifth term in Congress, her declared DFL opponent Jim Graves is ending his 2014 campaign. Graves sent a letter to his supporters Friday morning.3:21 p.m.
New project part of Rochester's push to develop A mixed-used project is planned for development just a few blocks away from Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The downtown project will help diversify the dining, housing and recreational options that some say are needed to attract even more residents and visitors.4:54 p.m.
Graves drops out of race to replace Bachmann Just days after Republican Michele Bachmann said she would not run for a fifth term in Congress, her declared DFL opponent Jim Graves is ending his 2014 campaign. Graves sent a letter to his supporters Friday morning.5:21 p.m.
Franken pushes back on GOP allegations about IRS Democrats and Republicans alike have condemned the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status. But if there's bipartisan condemnation, Republicans have begun to use the scandal to criticize Democrats who raised concerns about some groups that may have been abusing their nonprofit status. DFL Sen. Al Franken is one whom the right has criticized.5:24 p.m.
Missile Shipment To Syria Complicates Kerry's Push For Peace
Syrian President Bashar Assad says his country has received advanced missiles from Russia. The Russians say they are just fulfilling old contracts and argue that the S-300s are a defensive system that can't be used against rebels. But the timing of this shipment complicates Secretary of State John Kerry's work with Moscow on pushing for a peace conference. The U.S. and Russia seem to be working at cross purposes.
Week In Politics: Taking Stock Of Obama, GOP
Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the state of the GOP and President Obama's second term.
What Was Your Worst Vacation Ever?
Robert Siegel and Melissa Block ask listeners to send us their personal vacation horror stories: tales of missed connections, rotten food, rainy beach visits and more. We want to hear how best-laid plans can collapse.
Olympian Bestowed 9-Year-Old Gold Medal
NPR's Tom Goldman reports on an elusive award for Olympian Adam Nelson. Thursday, he officially became the gold-medal winner for shot put in the 2004 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee stripped the medal from the original winner for doping violations.
In Ohio Town, Okla. Twister Conjures Echoes Of 1974 Disaster
A tornado destroyed much of the town of Xenia in April 1974. The storm killed 33 people and injured hundreds. There are few signs of the devastation in Xenia today, but many residents still have vivid memories of the twister and its aftermath.
Baseball's 'Doc' Gooden Pitches A Cautionary Tale
Dwight Gooden, blessed with a blazing fastball and knee-buckling curve, was the king of New York by the time he was 21 years old. Everyone expected the Mets phenom to be one of the best pitchers in baseball history.