GOP leader Hann disagrees with district on same-sex marriage vote Minnesota Senate will vote today on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Many lawmakers are taking positions that conflict with the way the majority of their constituents voted last fall on the amendment to define marriage in the state Constitution. That could spell re-election trouble.5:40 a.m.
St. Paul fails to reach goal of hiring people with disabilities The city of St. Paul wants to increase the number of people with disabilities who get jobs on city contracts and is seeking new ways to improve those efforts. Since 2006, the city has had a goal 10 percent of those jobs to go to people with disabilities, but hasn't come close to reaching it.6:50 a.m.
Budget deal shapes week ahead at the Capitol State lawmakers are heading into the final week of the 2013 legislative session with a pivotal Senate vote to legalize same-sex marriage, and a framework for balancing the budget and ending the session on time. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Pugmire about the week ahead at the state capitol.7:20 a.m.
Nawaz Sharif Expected To Win Pakistan's Elections
In Pakistan, two-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is quickly moving to form a central government for a third time in this volatile country. Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League has amassed a commanding lead in unofficial returns from Saturday's election.
'Times' Reporter Ordered To Leave Pakistan
Steve Inskeep talks to Declan Walsh, a correspondent with The New York Times, about his experience covering Pakistan for nearly a decade, and his ejection from the country over the weekend. The Pakistani government canceled Walsh's visa just as the campaign was ending.
Why You Should Give A $*%! About Words That Offend
Curse words change over time — back in the ninth century you could say the "s" word and no one would be offended. But we always need a set of words that are off-limits, and in her new book, author Melissa Mohr explains how the words that shock us reveal a lot about society's values.
Chrysler Recalls 469,000 Jeep SUVs Worldwide
Certain Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders are being recalled because the transmission could shift by itself — from park into neutral — with no warning to the driver. The source of the problem: cracks in the circuit board that can cause a faulty signal on start up.
Feline Lovers Turn Out For Internet Cat Video Festival
Last summer, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis hosted the first Internet Cat Video Festival. It was so popular it went viral and the show went on the road. Over the weekend, more than 6,000 people turned out at the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival.
Republicans Focus On Democrats' Political Misdeeds
Have Republicans finally succeeded in persuading the public at large that the Benghazi attack wasn't just a tragedy but actually a huge scandal? Another big problem for the Obama administration was revealed last week:the IRS was paying special attention to conservative political groups.