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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Former Vice President Walter Mondale in a 2011 filMondale calls for filibuster rules to change
    In 1975, then-Sen. Walter Mondale changed the Senate's filibuster rules. Today, as Democratic senators are poised to dramatically change the rules again, he reflects on his role in the change and today's gridlock in Washington.6:45 a.m.
  • Trayvon Martin rallyLarge group protests Zimmerman verdict in Minneapolis
    Protesters thronged the plaza of the Hennepin County Government Center Monday in downtown Minneapolis, chanting the name of slain teenager, Trayvon Martin, and carrying signs with slogans such as "Black Lives Matter" and "End Racism Now."7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Juror B37 Speaks Out About Zimmerman Verdict
    Days after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, we're hearing some details about how the jury reached its verdict. One of the anonymous jurors, B37, has begun to speak out.
  • Florida Case Prompts Massive Responses To Race Card Project
    For the last three years, NPR's Michele Norris has asked people to share their six-word stories about race and cultural identity. The confrontation in Sanford, Fla., has been a running thread in the inbox of the Race Card Project since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012.
  • An Unreal Sport: Mixing 'Fantasy Life' With Reality
    ESPN's Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst Matthew Berry's new book Fantasy Life is a look into the world of fantasy sports, which draw in tens of millions of players and ranks as the fourth most popular sport in the nation.
  • Om Nom Nom: T. Rex Was, Indeed, A Voracious Hunter
    A fossilized tyrannosaur tooth found lodged between bones in a hadrosaur's tail is giving paleobiologists pretty firm clues about the tyrant king's meal plan. And Hollywood may have been right all along — T. Rex definitely knew how to kill.
  • New Band Director Says Florida A&M Must March Forward
    Florida A&M University has lifted the suspension on the Marching 100 and is rebuilding its band. The band had been suspended since a hazing incident in 2011 ended in the death of drum major Robert Champion. His parents say the band is moving forward too soon.
  • Why Poor Students' College Plans 'Melt' Over The Summer
    A large number of poor high school students, who say they are continuing on to college, fail to show up in the fall. The reason is referred to as the "summer melt." Students face many hurdles over the summer including lack of resources and mentors.
  • Car Sales In Europe Drop To A 20-Year Low
    The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association calculates this based on the number of car registrations in a given period. For June, registrations were down more than 6 percent compared to a year earlier. Analysts say the EU's high unemployment rate is to blame.
  • Investigators In London Probe Boeing 787 Fire
    In London, investigators are still probing the cause of a fire last week on a parked Boeing 787, known as the Dreamliner. One area of interest is the emergency locator transmitter. The device is made by Honeywell, which has sent a technical team to assist in the investigation.
  • Use The Books, Fans: 'Star Wars' Franchise Thrives In Print
    More than 200 novels, the Star Wars' book series spans 25,000 years, from the beginning of the Jedi Order to 40 years beyond where the original trilogy left off. According to The Wall Street Journal's Alexandra Alter, the books help keep fans interested between movies.
  • Majority Leader Reid Moves Senate Closer To 'Nuclear Option'
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is preparing to push through contentious changes to filibuster rules, if Republicans do not agree to approve seven presidential nominations on Tuesday. Reid convened a closed meeting of all 100 senators Monday night to hash out the arguments ahead of the deadline.

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