Observers gloomy about Minnesota Orchestra's future The start of July marks ten months for the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, with no end in sight for the musicians, management and audience. Many opinions are swirling in the classical world about what's happening at the orchestra. Few predict sweetness and light, but rather a gloomy outcome.5:20 p.m.
Appetites: Pack local food for your next trip "Eating out" this time of year means something different than heading to the corner restaurant. Packing for the big picnic, whether it be at home or up north, has evolved a bit with the proliferation of local foods.6:24 p.m.
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Egyptian Military Says It Has Overthrown President Morsi
Egyptian troops, backed by armor, deployed near protest sites and key facilities across Cairo as the military tightened control after the expiration of an ultimatum to the president to compromise with protesters seeking his ouster. We explore how President Mohamed Morsi went from being Egypt's first democratically elected president to a pariah.
Delay In Obacamare Implementation Cheered By Employers
Business groups are praising the Obama administration's decision to delay implementation of part of the Affordable Care Act. Businesses with 50 or more employees will have an extra year, until 2015, before they start facing fines. Some employers say they still want to see the law changed before it is implemented.
Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast
Democrats see opportunity in Texas' fast-growing Latino population. But the Republican Party is strong in Texas — very strong. Still, the GOP is split on how to handle the upcoming demographic changes: play to the base or try to recruit new Republicans?
Film Rankles Environmentalists By Advocating Nuclear Power
A new documentary argues that environmentalists should favor nuclear power, not oppose it, on the grounds that the world's growing appetite for energy can't be met solely with wind and solar. Pandora's Promise is in theaters now, and not winning friends in the mainstream environmental movement.
Gettysburg Swells As Throngs Mark Civil War's Turning Point
The small town of Gettysburg, Pa., has rolled out the red carpet for tens of thousands of visitors this week. The town hopes the tourists, descending to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, will mean a $100 million boost to the local economy.