Top secret nuclear missile facility opens to public A once top-secret North Dakota nuclear missile launch facility opens to the public on Monday, offering a look inside what was once one of the nation's most fiercely-protected military operations.7:25 a.m.
Central Valley Disconnect: Rich Land, Poor Nutrition
California's Central Valley produces many of the fruits and vegetables consumed by Americans — but not by the residents themselves. The area is one of the poorest in the country, with high rates of malnutrition and obesity. Some locals are working to change that.
Washington Cherries: For Dinner And Dessert
Chef Garrett Brown shows a crowd at a Seattle farmers market how to make savory and sweet dishes with cherries — which Washington state grows more than any other place in the U.S. On the menu: cold cherry soup and pork tenderloin with cherry sauce.
Climate Talks End With Meager Promises
International climate talks in Italy ended with few promises to cope with global warming. China and other developing countries continue to say they will not commit to stemming the flow of carbon dioxide from their smokestacks. These countries are first demanding dramatic action from the fully industrialized world.
Obama, Pope Benedict To Find Common Ground?
President Obama has his first meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on Friday. The personalities of the president and the pope could not be more different, but both are in favor of expanding health care and have recently reached out to the Muslim world.
Obama To Make Historic Visit To Ghana
President Obama flies to the West African country of Ghana on Friday. This will be his first trip as president to sub-Saharan Africa. The 24-hour visit is the only stop in Africa and is being heralded as a landmark for Ghana, a trusted ally of Washington.
GOP Won't Let Democrats Dominance Deter Them
This week's swearing in of one more Democratic senator has given Democrats influence over 60 votes in the Senate. Democratic dominance will be short lived if they can't deliver on issues like the economy and health care. Two political strategists — Democrat Mark Mellman and Republican Mike Murphy — talk with Steve Inskeep about the how the parties will do as each side tries to take control of the issues.
Aung San Suu Kyi's Trial Resumes In Myanmar
The Democracy leader is charged with violating the terms of her house arrest. The trial is a window into the intractability of the Myanmar government. Even the U.N. Secretary General could not convince the military junta to let him meet with Aung San Suu Kyi last week.
Sources: Burris Won't Seek Full Senate Term
The junior Senator from Illinois, Roland Burris, is expected to make an announcement Friday. Sources say Burris, who was appointed by ousted former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been telling Democrats he will not run for a full term next year. Blagojevich was arrested for trying to sell the seat to the highest bidder for personal gain.
Legacy Replaces Toxic In Treasury Jargon
The Treasury Department has rolled out details of the Legacy Securities Program. It's a federal plan to dispose of toxic financial assets. The government is trying to get away from the word toxic. After all, who would want to buy toxic assets? Legacy assets sound more investor-friendly.
AIG Asks Government To Approve More Bonuses
Hoping to avoid a backlash over bonuses, American International Group is asking the federal government to weigh in on the insurer's plan to resume paying retention bonuses. Published reports say AIG has asked compensation czar Kenneth Feinberg to approve the payments.