DFL control drove big union wins in Legislature The state's labor unions had a big year at the Capitol. New state employee contracts, labor peace deals, unemployment aid for locked out workers and bills that let day care providers unionize all passed into law.5:20 p.m.
'Hotshot' Firefighters Are Elite, Close-Knit Groups
The 19 firefighters who died in Arizona were part of an elite "Hotshot" group. Kyle Dickman, an editor at Outside Magazine who embedded with one of those units, tells Audie Cornish about how the Hotshots operate and the type of people drawn to this line of work.
Tools To Help You Hide Online Raise The Ire Of Advertisers
The recent revelations about the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance have breathed new life into a basic question: How do you hide online? There are some things you can do to cover your tracks, and privacy advocates are working on even better tools for staying anonymous. But that worries advertisers.
Syrian Rebel Commander: 'We Need A Lot Of Things'
Gen. Salim Idris is the commander of the Free Syrian Army. Robert Siegel talks to the General about the rebels' needs for weapons, their strategy in fighting the administration and their definition of success.
After DOMA Ruling, Government Scrambles To Adjust
After the Supreme Court ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, President Obama ordered federal agencies to revise their rules regarding benefits for same-sex spouses. But that will be simpler for some federal agencies than others.
Ole Miss Turns Scary Racial Incident Into Teachable Moment
Instead of forgetting about a racially charged rally last November, a professor and civil rights activist at the University of Mississippi will teach incoming freshmen about social media. The seminar also teaches freshmen how to interact with other students, using discussions to settle arguments instead of violence.
Anticipation Builds In Egypt Ahead Of Military's Deadline
Protestors in Egypt postponed their deadline by which they wanted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to resign in favor of the Egyptian army's ultimatum. The Egyptian president's supporters, meanwhile, took to the streets in bigger numbers while more members of his staff quit.