Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Obama fires up faithful, defends economic record in Minneapolis speech President Barack Obama wrapped up a two-day trip to Minnesota Friday with a campaign-style speech, slamming congressional Republicans for standing in the way of middle class economic aid. 5:50 p.m.
Friday Festivals: Water Ski Days This week's exploration of the upper Midwest's many summer festivals brings us to Lake City, Minn., for the 43rd annual Water Ski Days Festival. 5:55 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama Gets Real, Meeting The Authors Behind White House Letters
Each night, the president reads 10 letters sent to him by Americans. Now, he's meeting some of those writers in person. Is it simply an escape from D.C. amid low approval ratings or something more?
Week In Politics: Lawsuits, Rulings And The Legacy Of Howard Baker
Political commentators E.J. Dionne and Mary-Kate Cary discuss the latest Supreme Court rulings, Boehner's announced desire to sue President Obama and the legacy of longtime Sen. Howard Baker.
Ukraine's Latest Turn Toward EU Has Moscow Glowering
Ukraine's president has signed a historic trade and economic pact with the European Union, a move his predecessor rejected. The conflict that the first rejection sparked still simmers, with violence continuing in the country's east despite a shaky cease-fire.
The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand
Gavrilo Princip helped spark World War I when he assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne a hundred years ago. In death, he's been a more potent symbol than he ever was in life.
Insurgents Draw Westerners To Battle In Iraq And Syria
Thousands of foreign fighters are joining the fighting in Iraq and Syria. According to U.S. intelligence officials, the flow of foreign fighters includes a hefty contingent from the West. Why are so many Westerners are going, and will they bring the violence they learned abroad back home?
For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate
Archbishop Emil Nona, the head of the Chaldean church in Mosul, Iraq, was out of town when ISIS captured his city. Now, he is going back to Mosul, as are some 50 Christian families. He knows the dangers, but he says he must tend his flock.
Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons
Earlier this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated an advocate for female priesthood. This weekend, a Utah man who questioned church doctrine might face a similar fate.
Bathrobes And Baby Carriers: The Stuff Of Manliness?
For All Things Considered's series on men in America, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji asked some guys about the objects that make them feel manly. We want to hear from you, too.
Memphis Preteen Works To Put The 'Bazam' Back In The Bow Tie
12-year-old Moziah Bridges is a bow tie aficionado and the CEO of his own company, Mo's Bows. He tells Audie Cornish that dressing well is a big part of growing up to be a man.
In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says
"I'm not predicting that it's entirely impossible that we would at any point act collaboratively with Iran," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tells NPR.
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