Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Ventura defamation trial goes to closing arguments Jurors will hear closing arguments today in the defamation suit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura against Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Steve Karnowski, who's been covering the trial for the Associated Press. 7:20 a.m.
Minn. ranks high in KIDS COUNT, but concerns remain A report on the well-being of children ranks Minnesota 5th overall in the nation. But the report found the state also has some of the worst disparities in the country. 7:35 a.m.
Fermenting a new city: Fitger's Brewhouse brings change to Duluth Beer. It's helped Duluth transform itself from a city largely built on the mining and shipping industries. 8:25 a.m.
Another classic album from Stevie Wonder Today's Morning Edition music is from Stevie Wonder with "Boogie on Reggae Woman," a track from his 17th studio album "Fufillingness' First Finale." It was released 40 years ago today. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions
Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia
Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time
Catherine Conti will be part of the crew when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State. The officiating supervisor says Conti got the job because she's "darned good."
Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research
Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.
Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten
There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.
'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens
A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."
Credit Suisse Reports $770 Million Loss
The second-quarter figure marks the biggest loss for the bank since the 2008 financial crisis. Much of that is due to a legal settlement with U.S. tax authorities — including a $2.6 billion fine.
Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients
Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.
Piano Made Famous In 'Casablanca' Goes On Auction Block
The piano is a constant presence in the Humphrey Bogart film, underscoring much of the legendary bar-room dialogue. Bonhams auction house expects it to sell for over a million dollars.
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