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Monday, February 26, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Minnesota State CapitolBudget forecast nears
    Money takes center stage at the state Capitol this week with the latest budget forecast due on Wednesday.7:20 a.m.
  • St. Paul police recruitsNew recruits face Day One at the St. Paul Police Academy
    A new class of recruits enters the St. Paul Police Academy Monday, facing an intensive 10-week course to determine which of them will go on to field training and ultimately, become one of St. Paul's finest.7:25 a.m.
  • Young Chuck McDewWith the help of a St. Paul man, the South comes to terms with civil rights era crimes
    Dozens of old civil rights era murder investigations in southern states have been revived. A St. Paul man, Chuck McDew, monitors the results with interest because he knew some of the victims. Many were civil rights workers who like McDew were registering black voters in the early 1960s.7:53 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    MPR's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest on the financial markets and the economy.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Major Powers Hold Talks on Iran Sanctions
    Diplomats from the U.S., Russia, China, France, China and Germany meet in London to discuss further sanctions against Iran. The U.N.'s nuclear agency says Iran continues to enrich uranium in defiance of U.N. sanctions.
  • Teens, Children Aiding Iraqi Insurgents
    U.S. troops in Ramadi and nearby Fallujah find themselves detaining many Iraqi teens — and even younger children — who are being recruited for insurgent activities. Many may have lost their fathers or others in the ongoing conflict.
  • Sharpton, Thurmond Families Bound by Slavery
    Citing a genealogical study, The New York Daily News says ancestors of civil rights activist Al Sharpton were once slaves owned by ancestors of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.
  • Governors Focus on Children's Health Program
    The nation's governors discuss the renewal of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). It's set to expire in September. More than a dozen states could run out of S-CHIP money by the spring.
  • South Dakota Road Project Draws Skeptics
    South Dakota officials say a new highway from Hot Springs in the southwest corner of the state to Denver, Colo., will help rural areas develop. But some wonder whether the project is worth a price tag estimated at $90 million.
  • Senegal's Wade Leads in Bid to Hold Presidency
    Early results of Senegal's presidential election show President Abdoulaye Wade with a lead over 14 challengers. He's hoping to avoid a runoff.
  • Texas Power Giant Plans Sale to Private Groups
    TXU, the largest retail electricity provider in Texas, wants to sell itself to a group of private investment firms for $32 billion. If regulators approve the deal, it would be the largest private buyout in U.S. corporate history.
  • Bill Would Tie Retailers to Costs of ID Theft
    Massachusetts eyes a law to hold retailers accountable when thieves steal credit card information. The bill would force retailers to pay for the cost of reissuing new cards and for other expenses. Credit-card companies now absorb most of those costs.
  • Software Turns Phone Messages into Text
    Technology now allows you to "read" your voice mail. Voice-recognition software can translate telephone messages into text, then send them out as e-mail. But how well does it work?
  • Oscar Gold Likely to Shine in DVD Sales
    Winning an Academy Award can generate as much as $50 million in extra box-office sales, some analysts say. But increasingly, the big windfall may be on the DVD market. The Departed has sold 3 million DVDs in two weeks.

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