Family finds grave of World War II soldier -- 63 years later On this 63rd anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal time during World War II, we have a story of a soldier from Plainview, Minn. who died in France in the weeks following the invasion of Normandy. Two of his survivors share his story, and tell us why it took his family 63 years to find his grave.4:50 p.m.
U of M teams with Google to put books online The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it's one of a dozen colleges joining Google's project to convert paper books into searchable online text. U of M officials expect to contribute as many as one million books to the Google Books Library Project.5:20 p.m.
Newspaper cuts show increasing power of online alternatives As newspapers around the country shrink their news staffs, some former print reporters are joining the enemy and going online. Two Star Tribune writers who have accepted buy-outs are moving to online journalistic ventures. And a former Star Tribune publisher is considering launching a daily online news site.5:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
G-8 Kicks Off with Talk of Missiles, Climate
President Bush is in Germany for three days of meetings at this year's G-8 summit. Formal sessions begin Thursday morning at a resort town on the Baltic. The U.S. and Europe are at odds over climate change, and tensions are rising between the U.S. and Russia over a missile-defense system.
U.S. Official: Russian Espionage at 'Cold War Levels'
U.S. counterintelligence chief Joel Brenner says Russian espionage efforts against the United States are "now back at Cold War levels." Brenner adds, "They are sending over an increasing and troubling number of intelligence officers into the United States." Former intelligence officials say the shift reflects the priorities of President Putin.
Are the U.S. and Russia on a Path for Conflict?
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that U.S.-Russian relations are likely to remain strained as long as President Bush continues to talk up his missile defense plans, and Russian President Putin continues to provoke with thinly veiled insults.
Boogie-Woogie Flu Sufferers, Unite
Music commentator and admitted carrier of the "Boogie-Woogie Flu," Mitch Myers, takes us on an audio tour of the history of this unique American musical genre.
Cases Thrown Out, Congress Considers Tribunals
Congress is taking a second look at guidelines hastily enacted last year for trying detainees in places such as the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This week, military judges threw out two cases that were brought to trial under the so-called Military Commissions Act.
Graham: Iraq Report Prompted 'No' Vote on War
The war in Iraq has been the focus of Democratic and Republican presidential debates, as the candidates were asked what they knew in 2003. Former Sen. Bob Graham, who was chairman of the Intelligence Committee, said a U.S. intelligence report moved him to vote against the invasion.
When it Comes to Faith, Partisan Lines are Blurring
Commentator David Kuo observes how Republicans and Democrats seem to have switched sides when it comes to talking about religion. Democratic candidates can't seem to stop talking about Jesus, while the Republicans barely mention faith at all.
Essayist Fadiman Revives Familiar Literary Art
Author Anne Fadiman is in love with the English language. In her new book, a collection of familiar essays called At Large and At Small, she celebrates the nearly forgotten form of Romantic-era essayists such as Charles Lamb.
Candidates, Congress Grapple With Immigration
In Congress and on the campaign trail, debate over immigration has become a drawn-out bickering match. Historically, Democrats have supported immigrants' rights more than Republicans. But these days, controversial immigration legislation in Congress has thrown both parties off balance.
Conservative Crowd Critiques GOP Performances
While watching Tuesday night's Republican debate in New Hampshire, a group of current and retired executives heard a lot of things they liked and a few things they did not like from their party's presidential field.