Sanford Health focuses on pediatrics Sanford Health is gaining ground in the health care industry when it comes to pediatric care. The Sioux Falls health network is building a new children's hospital, teaming with the Mayo Clinic on research and building five new clinics around the country.6:25 a.m.
A new approach to farm policy The U.S. House Agricultural Committee is marking up the 2007 farm bill, and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis. would like to see big changes.7:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Democrats Drop Troop Pullout from War Funding Bill
Democrats in Congress are no longer pushing for troop withdrawal timelines as part of an Iraq war funding bill. The emergency war spending bill they intend to pass this week and send to the White House only asks the President to report on how benchmarks for progress in Iraq are being met.
Navy Fights to Keep Expensive Projects
The Navy is struggling to defend expensive projects while other military services are worn thin by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Any money the Navy would obtain would come at the expense of the other military services.
Seed Banks Move to Save Threatened Species
Just as regular banks are important to our financial future, seed banks — with vaults containing precious plant DNA — may be key to our planet's future. Those running them say the facilities are in urgent need of preserving species threatened with extinction by climate change.
Yemen Holds Terrorist Fugitive on FBI List
A fugitive member of the Lackawanna Six surrendered to authorities in Yemen. But American officials might not ever get to talk with Jaber Elbaneh because the U.S. has had trouble getting Yemen to turn him over. The Lackawanna Six, a group of Yemeni-Americans that pleaded guilty to conspiring with Osama bin Laden.
Merit Points May Select Legal Immigrants
Lawmakers want to allow people into the country based on merit, and not just because they have family living in the United States. Republicans believe that we need to have more people who can help in the global economy and that a point system is the way to go.
Spain Amnesty Program Considered a Magnet
Two years ago, Spain offered an amnesty to undocumented foreigners already in the country. Critics say it advertised Spain as a magnet — a place that people could come to illegally and then get working papers.
U.S., China Discuss Trade Deficit
As U.S. and Chinese leaders meet in Washington to work on their economic relationship, they're not likely to make much progress on the big issue that divides them: a U.S. trade deficit that topped $230 billion last year.
Spying at Work Includes Peeking at E-Mail
U.S. labor unions are battling workplace surveillance. A study from the American Management Association shows that more than half of employers monitor employees' e-mail. And more than a quarter of employers have actually fired workers for sending "inappropriate" e-mail.
Palestinians Flee Refugee Camp in Lebanon
Thousands of Palestinians leave a refugee camp in northern Lebanon that has been the scene of three days of fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamic militants. The camp is one of a dozen created in Lebanon after Israel was created in 1948.