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Monday, June 11, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Comfort from a police officerPolice seek information on shooting death of teenager
    Minneapolis police and community members are asking people to come forward with any information about the killing of 14-year-old Charez Jones. Jones was leaving a party in north Minneapolis Saturday night when she was shot and killed. Police say they're following leads, but so far, have made no arrests in the case.5:20 p.m.
  • CigaretteState to require fire-safe cigarettes
    Firefighters and tobacco control advocates are cheering the passage of a new Minnesota law that requires cigarettes sold in the state to stop burning if the smoker stops puffing on them.5:45 p.m.
  • Bob RehaMPR reporter Bob Reha dies
    Bob Reha, a reporter in the Moorhead bureau of Minnesota Public Radio, died Saturday of leukemia.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Appeals Court Strikes at 'Enemy Combatant' Policy
    A federal appeals court says President Bush does not have the constitutional authority to imprison a U.S. resident indefinitely and without charge, as in the case of Ali al-Marri. Al-Marri is a citizen of Qatar who was attending graduate school in Illinois when he was arrested in 2001.
  • Leader of Iraqi Parliament Is Forced Out of Post
    The Iraqi parliament has voted to oust its outspoken speaker. The assembly said the behavior of Mahmoud Mashhadani, a leader of the main Sunni Arab bloc, has been an embarrassment. He frequently engaged in shouting matches with other members of the assembly.
  • A Duty to Mislead: Politics and the Iraq War
    Democrats are telling voters that if they are elected, all U.S. troops will be pulled out of Iraq. But as Sen. Hillary Clinton privately told a senor military adviser, she knows there will be some troops there for decades. It's an example of how in some cases, politics can force dishonesty.
  • Bush May Veto Congressional Spending Bills
    This week, Congress gets down to the basics of the budget. Leaders are poring over thousands of programs and agencies, adding and subtracting dollars. But they're not making the White House happy. President Bush's advisers are telling him to do something unprecedented: veto any bills that spend more than he requested.
  • 'Sopranos' Finale: A Nod to Nothingness
    Creators of successful dramas start to resent the popularity of what they've done — and take it out on the audience. It is hard to come up with a good ending. But that doesn't excuse what David Chase, creator of The Sopranos, put on HBO Sunday night.
  • Loving Decision: 40 Years of Legal Interracial Unions
    On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the landmark Loving v. Virginia ruling. A lawyer who argued the case remembers the couple at its heart, and an interracial couple in Virginia reflects on their life today.
  • Director Sembene, Father of African Cinema
    Ousmane Sembene was one of the most important writers of sub-Saharan Africa. He was also, arguably, its most important filmmaker. Sembene's novels and short stories gained international acclaim, but because many of his own people could not read, he started making movies.
  • More and More, PBS Rocks Its Way to the Bank
    Anyone who watches public television is familiar with its pledge drives. And PBS has always used music specials to bring in the bucks. But more and more these days, PBS is going after pledges with big rock 'n roll shows. This month, some public TV stations around the country are featuring concerts by Bruce Springsteen and Donovan.
  • Republicans Block No-Confidence Vote on Gonzales
    Senate Republicans have blocked a no-confidence vote in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Although none of them came to Gonzales' defense, they argued that it's not the Senate's job to pass judgment on the president's Cabinet officers. Members of both parties say they are worried that Gonzales helped politicize the Justice Department.
  • Bush, Senators to Meet on Immigration Bill
    President Bush plans to visit with Senate Republicans Tuesday to discuss reviving a bipartisan immigration bill that stalled in the Senate last week. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), a chief architect of the compromise bill, says he is still confident a deal can be reached once proposed amendments to the bill can be heard.

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