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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Border crossingEvolving passport rules cause confusion on northern border
    The federal government plans to tighten the rules on travel across the U.S.-Canadian border. That's frustrating for people living in border communities like International Falls. Right now, it's not even clear whether passports will be required, or when the new rules will take effect.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Vice President Cheney Treated for Blood Clot
    Physicians for Vice President Dick Cheney are keeping an eye on his health after an ultrasound revealed a blood clot in his left leg. Cheney will be treated with blood thinning medication for several months.
  • Walter Reed Reaction Contrasts with Abu Ghraib
    The Bush administration is reacting swiftly with personnel changes and investigations after reports that patients were being treated poorly at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This is in contrast to the action taken after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq three years ago.
  • British Court Blocks Publication of E-Mail
    A court in Britain has blocked the country's main media outlets from publishing an e-mail written by members of Prime Minister Tony Blair's staff. The e-mail is believed to refer to a scandal involving Blair's Labour Party.
  • In China, Wealthy Turn to Female Bodyguards
    Some wealthy Chinese are seeking a measure of protection by hiring private bodyguards. Businessmen have begun hiring female bodyguards for occasions where it can be awkward to have a man in the job.
  • Seattle Novelty Store a Living Shrine to Pop Culture
    Archie McPhee is a Seattle-based novelty store so big and quirky that the Smithsonian collects its catalogs as examples of pop culture.
  • Berlin Shows Off Its New Sense of Style
    Berlin is known more for graffiti than for glamour — and city has decided that it's time for a makeover. Hosting several new fashion events this year, Berlin hopes to add its name to the ranks of famous European fashion centers.
  • U.S. Loses Nine Service Personnel in One Day
    The U.S. military in Iraq is reporting the deaths of nine service personnel. All of the deaths occurred Monday, making it the worst day for American forces in nearly a month.
  • Europe Struggles with Influx of Iraqi Refugees
    After four years of chaos and violence, nearly two million Iraqis remain outside their country, most in neighboring countries such as Jordan and Syria. In Europe, Iraqi applications for asylum have doubled over the past three years. Few European countries are offering much refuge, with one exception: Sweden.
  • Wal-Mart Fires Employee for Recording Calls
    Wal-Mart says it's fired one of its computer technicians, for intercepting text messages and recording phone conversations without authorization.
  • Retailing Giant Wal-Mart Lends a Hand to HD Radio
    Wal-Mart announced it's selling digital radio receivers for under $200. The move could boost the fortunes of HD radio, a new technology that broadcasters hope can compete with satellite radio.

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