Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts. 4:44 p.m.
Rains bring mudslide outside U hospital; Dayton declares emergency in 35 counties Minnesotans across the state woke up to thunder and torrential rain Thursday that triggered flash flooding and dangerous driving conditions in some places. 5:49 p.m.
As new office building rises, GOP drops hammer on DFL Republicans are hammering away at Democrats as state officials move forward with the construction of a new office building for the Minnesota Senate. 5:50 p.m.
As pipeline production soars in Minnesota, critics urge focus on safety Every day, about 2.3 million barrels of crude oil crosses Minnesota through 10 pipelines, and eight trains carry another 500,000 barrels. 5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama Lays Out Iraq Proposals, But What Lies Beyond?
Before the White House press corps Thursday, President Obama laid out his proposal for a U.S. military response in Iraq. He said he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to support Iraq's security forces, leaving open the possibility of targeted air strikes in the future. Melissa Block talks to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero about Obama's plan.
Saddam's Ex-Officer: We've Played Key Role In Helping Militants
Sunni militants of ISIS have raised their black flags in towns they've captured in northern Iraq. But they've had help from, and share a goal with, former members of Saddam Hussein's security forces.
How To Become A Neanderthal: Chew Before Thinking
The strong jawline and pronounced teeth of of Neanderthals likely evolved before their large braincase, scientists say. The evidence? A treasure of bones recovered from a single cave in Spain.
Viewed In 'Third Person': A Puzzle With Some Tough-To-Find Pieces
A new film by Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis has drawn some scathing reviews. But he and actress Moran Atias defend the film as a puzzle — one story told with three sets of characters.
Before Votes Are Fully Counted, Fraud Claims Roil Afghan Election
Just hours after polls closed in Afghanistan's presidential election, candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed the vote was rigged in favor of his opponent, Ashraf Ghani.
New King Ascends Spanish Throne, With Hopes For A New Era
King Felipe becomes the new monarch at a time when the country faces major challenges: a wounded economy, demands for regional independence and dwindling support for the monarchy itself.
Never Tell Them The Odds: Cities Vie To Host 'Star Wars' Collection
Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to build a museum full of movie memorabilia and fine art. But where? Both his hometown of San Francisco and Chicago, his "second home," are vying for it.
Off The Pitch, Brazilians Mark A More Political Clash
One year from million-strong protest marches in Brazil, Brazilians are marking the anniversary with more demonstrations. There are fewer protesters than a year ago, when Brazilians expressed their anger over World Cup costs and the government's neglect of housing, health, transportation and employment issues at home.
Even If Their Team Loses, Japanese Fans Still Sweep The World Cup
It's common to hear of soccer hooligans taunting players and fighting in the stands. In Japan, it's a different story: Soccer fans there have a tradition of cleaning up the stadium after matches.
Obama Plans To Send Advisers To Iraq, Leaving Air Strikes On Table
President Obama spoke at the White House briefing room to announce next steps in Iraq. Conditions there continue to deteriorate, along with faith in the country's prime minister.
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