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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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  • Bathroom featuresAs his ALS weakens him, it forces Bruce Kramer to move house
    Let's face it. Moving is no picnic. Packing boxes and physically moving them from place to place is tough task. Now, consider the difficulty if your mobility is limited.6:50 a.m.
  • Republicans introduce a new Vikings stadium funding proposal
    Republicans at the Legislature are taking a different approach to financing a Vikings stadium. On Tuesday, they threw a monkey wrench into the month's long negotiations between the team, the governor, the city of Minneapolis and a bipartisan group of legislators. They announced their own plan that is radically different from the one being talked about at the Capitol for months. Tom Scheck discussed the proposal with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.7:20 a.m.
  • Hugging fatherGuard works to help servicemembers find work
    More than 500 National Guard members woke up at home this morning for the first time in more than a year. In the next few months, they'll reclaim their civilian lives.7:25 a.m.
  • Jury deliberates the fate of Amy Senser
    The jury in the Amy Senser hit and run trial is expected to resume its deliberations later this morning. Senser has been charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong last August as he stood next to his stalled car on the side of a freeway exit ramp. The wife of former Viking Joe Senser testified that she didn't know she had struck someone. To get a conviction on the first felony count, the prosecution had to prove that Senser did know she hit someone. To get a conviction on the second count, the prosecution needed to prove that not only did she know it, but she also failed to report it as soon as reasonably possible. Joe Tamburino is a Minneapolis defense attorney who has practiced in criminal law for almost 20 years. He has tried over 70 jury trials. He was in the courtroom for some of the Senser trial, and he discussed the case with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.7:40 a.m.
  • Jeff JohnsonAviation program's closure is bad timing for airline industry
    Critics of the decision to close the aviation program at St. Cloud State University say the move comes at exactly the wrong time and is at odds with an industry in need of employees.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bin Laden's Legacy Inspires Pakistani Extremists
    The legacy of the terrorist leader in Pakistan is mixed. Overall, support for his al-Qaida movement is down, according to opinion polls, but he remains a revered figure among militants. And the U.S. raid that killed him is still a source of friction between the U.S. and Pakistan.
  • Obama Accused Of Politicizing Bin Laden's Death
    It should be no surprise that President Obama would tout the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden as part of his re-election campaign. But when he added a critique of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, critics pounced.
  • Presidential Election Protest In Egypt Turns Deadly
    Islamist protesters, unhappy their candidate was among several people disqualified from the election, held a demonstration outside the Defense Ministry. Five people were killed and more than 100 people were wounded in fighting that involved sticks, stones, batons and bullets.
  • Do Liberals Live Under A 'Tyranny Of Cliches'?
    Jonah Goldberg, conservative columnist and editor of National Review Online, argues in his new book that liberals use catchphrases to avoid engaging in actual arguments over ideas.
  • Occupy Movement Marks May Day With Protests
    The Occupy protest movement was out in force Tuesday. May 1 is traditionally a day for labor demonstrations. For the most part, the demonstrations were noisy and theatrical but restrained.
  • Texas Battling Pollution From Poultry Production
    Americans are now consuming more chicken than beef or pork. To help meet the demand, Texas has become the sixth biggest state in poultry production. But more chickens mean more waste, and more pollution.
  • DOJ Downplays Expectation For Hate Crimes Law
    In 2009, Congress passed a federal hate crimes law to make it easier for the Justice Department to prosecute people who target victims because of race, religion and sexual orientation. Federal prosecutors have used the new hate crimes law just nine times so far.
  • How Colleges Fight For Top Students
    Colleges use money to woo top students. It's an effective tactic, but it drives up tuition for everyone else.
  • UBS Profits Drop 54 Percent In 1st Quarter
    The drop is blamed on a decrease in investment banking income, and because of an accounting charge on its debt. UBS is not alone, last week rival Credit Suisse announced a 95 percent drop in first quarter profits.
  • Pfizer Settles Suit Involving Celebrex
    Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Brigham Young University over the creation of the prescription pain reliever Celebrex. A jury trial had been scheduled to start later this month.

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