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All Things Considered
Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Bell withdrawsFord Bell drops out of U.S. Senate race
    Ford Bell has dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate. Bell, a DFLer, intended to challenge Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar in the September primary. But he says difficulty raising money led to his withdrawal.5:19 p.m.
  • TylenolHow risky is Tylenol?
    A pain reliever that many of us have in our medicine cabinets is under scrutiny. A new study shows that acetaminophen, a leading analgesic taken by some 100 million people in the U.S., may cause liver damage when taken in high doses.5:21 p.m.
  • The SaratogaDuluth reprieves Saratoga
    Duluth has a brand new ordinance restricting live adult entertainment. But one Duluth business is challenging it.5:23 p.m.
  • Mdewakanton Sioux's request for tax-free land approved
    Scott County authorities say a recent ruling to put hundreds of acres in a tax-exempt trust for a local indian tribe is wrong. The Bureau of Indian Affairs Friday granted the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux's request to put more than 750 acres of county land in trust. Scott County Administrator David Unmacht says he hoped the county and tribe could agree on a plan without federal intervention.5:47 p.m.
  • Joe MauerIn St. Paul, Joe Mauer has been an all-star all along
    Locals will be cheering for one of their own, Cretin-Derham graduate Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins, when he takes the field Tuesday night with his American League teammates in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • White House: Geneva Accord Applies to Detainees
    The Bush administration says that detainees in U.S. military custody are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions. The White House had previously hoped to try detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in military tribunals.
  • Senators Discuss Trials for Guantanamo Detainees
    The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to discuss how to try Guantanamo detainees accused of war crimes. The Supreme Court has ruled that the special commissions proposed by the Bush administration are not sufficient.
  • Hamdan Attorney Discusses Detainees at Capitol
    Lawyer Neal Katyal, who successfully argued Salim Ahmed Hamdan's case before the Supreme Court, visits Congress, where lawmakers are beginning to discuss legislation to accommodate the ruling. Katyal has just returned from visiting his client at Guantanamo Bay. Michele Norris talks with Katyal.
  • Einstein Letters Reveal Inner Thoughts, Doubts
    Newly released documents reveal Einstein's most intimate moments and deepest feelings. Michele Norris talks with Walter Isaacson, who wrote a piece in this week's Time magazine about the newly released correspondence between Albert Einstein and his wives and children.
  • The Legacy of Sex Researcher John Money
    Controversial sex researcher John Money died late last week. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports on his lasting effects on modern concepts of gender identity.
  • Moscow Downplays 'Other Russia' Sessions
    The "Other Russia" conference takes place today and Wednesday in Russia, in a series of alternative meetings that coincide with this month's G8 summit in St. Petersburg. Organizers want their events to draw attention to Moscow's poor record on human rights, democracy and corruption.
  • Security Council Can't Move on North Korea
    American, French and British diplomats are unable to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution threatening sanctions against North Korea for its recent flurry of missile tests. Officials say China threatened to veto the measure.
  • Totalitarian Tourism: The Draw of North Korea
    American tourists are being allowed into North Korea later this summer and fall. Walter Keats, president of Asia Pacific Travel in Kenilworth, Ill., says that tourists are closely monitored -- but it's a good way to get the feel of a society like Orwell's 1984.
  • Drilling Increasingly Encroaches on Rocky Mountains
    The Rocky Mountains contain huge reservoirs of gas, but they also have some of the last untouched lands in the country. Colorado's Roan Plateau is one of these largely pristine places, and a debate is raging over whether to open its public lands to drilling.
  • No Skipping the Rock Skipping Meet
    This past weekend on Boothbay Harbor in Midcoast Maine, the owners of Orne's Candy Store, John and Arthur Webster, held their third annual rock skipping contest. The winners each receive a handmade trophy, a pound of rocky road fudge and a certificate bearing their name. Producer Joshua Gleason sent an audio postcard from the event.

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