A new generation of Hmong women pursues college The number of Hmong women pursuing college is growing in Minnesota. But a college education can be hard won in families that traditionally encourage daughters to marry young and raise families.4:50 p.m.
Gym using boxing to keep kids out of gangs While officials in Rochester tackle an increase in violent crimes in the last year on the streets, one man is using the boxing ring to help at-risk kids stay off the streets and out of gangs.5:24 p.m.
Robert Lipsyte talks about 'Life (Part 2)' There has never been a population explosion like the Baby Boom in American history. It's been an especially turbulent year for this "biggest generation" with retirement funds disappearing, and a health care system in flux. That means there's plenty to talk about on the Twin Cities-produced TV program "Life (Part 2)".5:52 p.m.
Denver Suspect Charged In Bomb Plot
A federal grand jury in New York has charged Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Denver-area man, with conspiring to set off bombs in the United States. Zazi appeared in federal court in Denver Thursday. The new indictment raises the stakes in the terror case that first went public last week.
U.N. Commits To Nuclear-Free World
The U.N. Security Council, in a session chaired for the first time by a U.S. president, adopted a U.S.-sponsored resolution committing all nations to work for a world free of nuclear weapons. The goal was laid out partly as a message to Iran and North Korea.
Inskeep Discusses Ahmadinejad Interview
Diplomats from many nations walked out Wednesday when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. On more than one occasion, Ahmadinejad has questioned whether the Holocaust happened. NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke to the Iranian president. Inskeep discusses the interview.
Wall Streeters Weigh Life After 'Giant Pool Of Money'
Glen Pizzolorusso and Jim Finkel each made a fortune in the mortgage industry. Then the bubble burst. The global economic crisis forced them to reconsider what they believed about life and the investment world they lived in. One is spending time in school, the other cleaning up the debris from toxic assets.
Police, G-20 Protesters Clash In Pittsburgh
Protesters and police clashed Thursday in Pittsburgh after police tried to break up a march opposing the Group of 20 summit. Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies are meeting in the city to discuss the world's economic recovery.
At G-20, U.S. Eyes Economic Imbalances
The Obama administration hopes to discuss growing trade imbalances at the summit of the Group of 20 economic powers in Pittsburgh Thursday and Friday. The meeting is to discuss the global economy, which is slowly recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Professor: Smaller Class Sizes Optimal For Kids
State budget cuts across the country have meant layoffs for teachers and larger class sizes. Some schools is Los Angeles have as many as 43 students in a class. Jeremy Finn, a professor of education at the State University of New York-Buffalo, says from kindergarten through third grade classes with fewer than 20 students are best.
U.K. Amateur Finds Massive Treasure Trove
An amateur treasure hunter in England has stumbled upon the largest Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered. Using a metal detector, 55-year-old Terry Herbert found silver, gold and gems in the English countryside. The find is being called the biggest Anglo-Saxon treasure trove discovered.
Comedian Ansari Enjoys Playing Sleazebag On TV
Aziz Ansari was doing stand-up the entire time he was studying business at New York University. Now, he plays public servant and jerk Tom Haverford on NBC's new sitcom Parks and Recreation. Ansari says it's "always fun to play a dude who's kind of a sleazebag."
AIDS Vaccine Prevents Some HIV Infections
Researchers say that a new AIDS vaccine is somewhat protective against the strain of HIV that is circulating in Southeast Asia. The vaccine, which combines two earlier vaccines that failed to protect people, was 31 percent effective in a Thai study. Experts say the finding is significant progress toward developing a vaccine that might be successful one day.