GOP-backed voter ID bill goes to House committee The bill's supporters have argued that Minnesota needs stricter voting laws to prevent fraud. Democrats have accused GOP lawmakers of trying to block traditional Democratic constituencies, including students and the poor, from voting.6:50 a.m.
New Minnesota Twin worries about culture shock Twins rookie Tsuyoshi Nishioka will have a full-time translator when he joins the team this year. But the Twins' first Japanese player told KARE 11's Mike Pomeranz that he still worries about connecting with a new culture.8:45 a.m.
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As Egypt Protests Flare, Foreigners Want Out
In Cairo's Liberation Square, anti-Mubarak protesters are regrouping after a night holding the square in fierce fighting with supporters of the Egyptian president. Meanwhile at Cairo's airport, foreigners are still trying to get out of a country that seems poised for even greater turmoil.
Panelists Review Ronald Reagan's Time In Politics
Sunday marks 100 years since the birth of Ronald Reagan. Several days of celebration are planned at his presidential library and museum in Simi Valley, Calif. Those events kicked off Wednesday with a panel of biographers and journalists who had covered him since the beginning of his political career.
GOP's Health Repeal Efforts Fail In The Senate
Senate Republicans were unable to move forward with their attempt to repeal the health care overhaul law. Democrats defeated the measure on a party-line vote Wednesday. But GOP leaders promise this is one step in the long road toward taking down the new health law.
Cairo Families Try To Stay Out Of Harm's Way
Army tanks and soldiers moved into Cairo's central square firing warning shots where anti- and pro-Mubarak demonstrators fought bloody battles. Some Egyptians are holed up in their homes, including Medhat Saad, an Egyptologist and tour operator, who talks to Renee Montagne about the violence.
Dilemma For U.S.: Does Net Freedom Trump Security?
Egyptian activists complain that the Obama administration moved too slowly in pressuring the authorities on Internet access. A possible reason is that pushing too hard on one goal might have jeopardized progress in areas like counterterrorism, where the U.S. relies on Egypt's cooperation.
On Human Rights, Obama Is All Talk, Critics Say
The protests in Egypt have given President Obama an opportunity to back up his rhetoric on human rights with actions. But his response hasn't been earning high marks from human rights activists so far.
Food Price Index Hits Record In January
The United Nations says food prices hit a record high last month. The UN's food agency says prices of sugar, wheat and other staples have risen for seven straight months, and are likely to continue going up. Frustration over food prices has helped fuel the protests in Tunisia and Egypt.
Vermont To McDonald's: Don't Mess With Our Syrup
In Vermont, when you sell a product claiming to contain maple syrup, you'd better be telling the truth. McDonald's has been forced by state law to serve Vermonters its "fruit and maple" oatmeal in a new way.
From Jobless To Home-Based Business: A Tough Sell
Some of the millions of Americans who have lost jobs in the past few years are looking to replace the lost income with direct sales. Think Tupperware, Avon and Pampered Chef. But making real money is real work.