Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Retired Archbishop Flynn doesn't recall details from his handling of clergy abuse Former Twin Cities archbishop Harry Flynn said at least 134 times that he could not remember how he handled clergy sexual abuse cases during his 13-year tenure, according to a deposition made public today. 5:20 p.m.
Law enforcement takes another look at 1989 Minneapolis serial killer case One day after the Innocence Project filed a petition asking a Hennepin County judge to grant convicted Minneapolis serial killer Billy Glaze a new trial, the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Attorney's Office decided to take another look at his case. 5:25 p.m.
Appetites: Don't play with fire, cook with it The saying "now we're cooking with gas" just doesn't have enough firepower for cookbook author Paula Marcoux. 6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Ex-Ambassador To Syria: Civil War Could Drag On For Years
Robert Ford resigned as U.S. ambassador to Syria earlier this year. He tells NPR's Robert Siegel that it became impossible for him to defend the Obama administration's policies in the country.
Chinese Authorities Ensure Tiananmen Anniversary Passes Quietly
Twenty-five years ago, Chinese soldiers backed by tanks cracked down on protesters, shooting hundreds and possibly thousands of unarmed civilians in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The Chinese mourned victims in private Wednesday, as Tiananmen Square evinced a heavy security presence.
Facing Doubts About Court Fines, Lawmakers Take Questions To Heart
U.S. lawmakers are feeling some urgency to solve the same problem: how to stop sending people to jail simply for failing to pay court fines and fees, often because they're too poor to afford them.
How A Scientist Of Psychedelics Became The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy'
The man known as the "godfather of ecstasy" has died at the age of 88. Scientist Alexander Shulgin rediscovered a chemical known as MDMA, which was eventually adopted as the club drug ecstasy.
Life After 'Life': Aging Inmates Struggle For Redemption
A Colorado program for long-term offenders helps a group of aging ex-cons as they attempt to make their way in a fast-paced world and rejoin a society that is not sure they deserve that chance.
In Mississippi, A Heated Senate Primary Spills Into Runoff
In one of the country's most competitive primaries, incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel appear headed for a runoff.
An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals
A group of scientists is on an urgent mission: It's rushing to save as many corals as it can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.
Despite Video Of Bergdahl's Release, Questions Dog His Capture
Questions surround Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's initial disappearance. Bergdahl has said he was captured by the Taliban while lagging behind on a patrol, but many wonder whether he planned to desert.
Prisoner Swap Ignites Political Firestorm On The Hill
Everything the Obama administration touches seems to set off a political firestorm. The latest involves Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the prisoner exchange that led to his release by the Taliban.
'Nerdfighters' Mobilize For Film Premiere, Armed With Favorite Lines
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is a cult classic for young readers. The film adaptation comes out Friday, and excitement has reached a fever pitch among middle-schoolers obsessed with the book.
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