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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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  • The contenders for the 1892 Republican nomination.Republican convention of 1892 significant for African Americans
    The Republican National Convention begins on Monday in St. Paul. The last time that the Republicans held their national convention in the Twin Cities was 1892.6:49 a.m.
  • Stay calm.What should I do if I get arrested?
    What should I do if I get caught up in a mass arrest?6:54 a.m.
  • Security checkA List You Don't Want to Make
    For years, innocent travelers have been subject to extra scrutiny at airports that seems unwarranted, if not silly. In many cases the traveler shares the name of someone on a terror watch list, and that triggers a closer review. But there's a renewed push to clear the names of the innocent and speed their way through security checks.7:20 a.m.
  • PoolsidePool owners find challenges installing new drains
    Two new laws require pool owners across the nation to upgrade drains, but there are delays.7:25 a.m.
  • University of MinnesotaU of M rolls out welcome wagon
    The first ever "Welcome Week" at the University of Minnesota kicks off today. It's a six-day program of activities that this year's Freshmen are required to participate in.7:53 a.m.
  • Jon GordonFuture Tense with Jon Gordon
    Visual presentations are critically important in the workplace, but very few people know how to do them well, according to the woman who helped created Al Gore's traveling slide show, "An Inconvenient Truth."8:20 a.m.
  • Convention attendees are big wireless data usersWill my cell phone work?
    Will my cell phone work in and around the Xcel Energy Center during the Republican National Convention?8:41 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clinton: 'A Single Party With A Single Purpose'
    Hillary Clinton did everything she could Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver to help unify the party. She urged her supporters that, no matter how painful, they get behind Barack Obama. She said Democrats must prevent another White House win by Republicans.
  • Clinton Delegates Await Roll Call Vote
    Hillary Clinton's moment in the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention in Denver had been much anticipated. Many Clinton delegates say they won't be ready to move on and support Barack Obama until they get a chance to vote for her in Wednesday's roll call tally of the states. The details of the roll call vote are still being worked out.
  • Sen. Stevens Wins Alaska's GOP Primary
    Six Republicans have fallen short in their attempt to unseat Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. Stevens won the GOP primary with 63 percent of the vote. He faces what looks like a tough challenge from the mayor of Anchorage in November.
  • Thousands Demand Thai Government's Resignation
    Thousands of demonstrators in Thailand are occupying the prime minister's office compound. They vow to stay there until the government resigns.
  • Aid Ship Diverted From Port Guarded By Russians
    The United States will not dock a Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid in the Georgian city of Poti. Russian forces are posted on the outskirts of the port city. A U.S. embassy spokesman says the ship will dock well south of where Russian and Georgian forces clashed this month.
  • The Volleys Of TV's Political Analysts
    Political pundits live for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions. But when it comes to what political analysts are saying about the Democratic National Convention going on in Denver, viewers aren't always getting an independent assessment of events.
  • In 1948, Democrats Weathered Civil Rights Divide
    The 1948 Democratic convention was divisive and chaotic. And unlike today's highly scripted affairs, the delegates did far more than just wave signs and cheer. Sixty years ago, they played a major role in shaping the civil rights movement in America.
  • Minorities Get Little Respect On The Big Screen
    As the summer movie season draws to a close, Morning Edition commentator John Ridley weighs in on what he thinks has been a really bad spell for minorities at the multiplex — both for actors and moviegoers.
  • Barbie's Maker Wins $100 M In Bratz Lawsuit
    A federal jury awarded $100 million to Mattel, maker of Barbie dolls, after a long-running legal battle with a smaller toy company, MGA, that sells Barbie's competitor. Mattel says the Bratz dolls' designer conceived the idea while on Mattel's payroll, meaning Bratz and their earnings should belong to Mattel. Mattel had sought nearly $2 billion.
  • Poverty Rate Reflects Stalled Economy, Experts Say
    The U.S. Census Bureau reports real median household income rose slightly last year, and the official poverty rate stayed roughly the same as in the previous survey. The share of people without health insurance dropped slightly, as well. Some budget experts say the numbers demonstrate that the economy has stopped expanding.

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