Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Ask Dr. Hallberg: Can bacteria be good for you? A study published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests exposing children to certain kinds of dust and bacteria early in their lives may be good for them. 4:49 p.m.
Minn. lawmakers push back on Obama Norway ambassador pick Ambassador to Norway isn't a high profile American diplomatic post. Most nominees skate through Senate approval on their way to Oslo. And then there is George Tsunis. 5:20 p.m.
St. Paul library renamed after former mayor The Saint Paul Central Library on Rice Park was renamed the George Latimer Central Library today, in honor of the man who served as the city's mayor from 1976 until 1990. 5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Key Iraqi City Falls To Islamist Militants
Extremists have taken over most of the Iraqi city of Mosul, a key commercial hub. Hundreds of thousands are fleeing as the group, known as ISIS, is capturing weapons caches and government buildings.
Green Berets Are Killed In A Possible Case Of Friendly Fire
Five U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, the result of what might have been friendly fire from an American plane. The deaths, if confirmed, would be the worst case of friendly fire in the war.
Honored Puerto Rican Army Unit Made A Name For Itself In Korean War
The Army's 65th Infantry Regiment was a segregated military unit, begun in 1899 and composed of Puerto Ricans. President Barack Obama is signing a bill to honor the unit with one of the highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal.
A Flood Of Kids, On Their Own, Hope To Hop A Train To A New Life
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America cross Mexico toward the U.S., a dramatic increase from past years. They make the perilous journey to escape poverty and worsening violence.
California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional
A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.
One Man Takes A Stand — For Weeks Straight — Just To See How It Feels
Writer Dan Kois speaks with Melissa Block about his recent New York Magazine article, "Sitting Is Bad for You. So I Stopped. For a Whole Month."
With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?
Veterans Affairs has a budget of $160 billion, the second largest in government. Some veterans groups say this isn't enough to meet the rapidly expanding demands placed on the VA health system.
Despite Initial Doubts, Wisconsin's Second-In-Command Soars
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is now a rising GOP star. The mother of two is a former TV news anchor and a cancer survivor, who left the hospital just in time to vote in her own primary.
A Radical Way To Make Banking Safer: Get Rid Of Banks Entirely
Banks lend our money out, and that money can be lost if the bank collapses. One radical solution to this problem is to get rid of the banks. Peer-to-peer lending outfits offer a preview of what a world might look like without banks. The lending outfits match potential borrowers and lenders, cutting banks out of the process entirely.
Larry Wilmore Knows: Heavy Lies The Late-Night Mantle
Larry Wilmore talks to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about the pressure of moving from his job as the "senior black correspondent" on The Daily Show to his spot as host of the new show Minority Report.
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