Opponents of voter ID cite problems for the elderly Opponents of a proposed voter ID amendment say the requirement would make it difficult for thousands of people to cast a ballot. They say senior citizens are among those most likely to face hurdles. Supporters of voter ID say it's just not that hard to acquire identification.6:55 a.m.
A tough weekend for Minnesota sports Howard Sinker, Digital Sports Editor for the Star Tribune, discussed losses by Lynx, Vikings and Gophers with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.8:25 a.m.
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Volunteers Labor To Get Early Voters Out In Iowa
Early voting is underway in Iowa, a battleground state where the most recent polls give President Obama a very narrow lead in a tight race. Four years ago, Obama carried Iowa with help from a massive ground organization that far outpaced what the GOP was doing. This year, Republicans say that won't be repeated.
In Battleground Ohio, Catholic Voters Apply Faith In Different Ways
Catholic voters are an important constituency in the Buckeye State, representing about 26 percent of voters. But different issues bring out different Catholic voters, a theologian explains. Some voters stress the church's teaching on issues like abortion, while others focus on social justice.
Head Injuries Rattle Even Devout Football Parents
Parents of young players are increasingly anxious about concussions. Many continue to participate — albeit more cautiously. Others worry about whether the youth leagues will eventually halt altogether. In Texas, the risk of injury is putting families at odds with a sport many consider a religion.
Some Book! 'Charlotte's Web' Turns 60
E.B. White's classic children's book is ostensibly about a spider and a pig. But author Michael Sims says the story is really about the barn the critters live in, based on a real barn on White's Maine farm.
Softbank To Buy Majority Of Sprint Nextel
Japanese mobile phone company Softbank has announced it has agreed to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion. The deal would make Sprint Nextel a tougher competitor against its bigger rivals, Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
Survey: Economy To Grow But Not Add A Lot Of Jobs
The U.S. economy will continue to grow throughout the rest of the year and in 2013, but at a tepid rate that fails to lower unemployment, according to a new survey of business economists. The forecast, from the National Association of Business Economists, also expects consumer spending to weaken.
Skydiver 'Fearless Felix' Breaks Sound Barrier
Felix Baumgartner landed safely in eastern New Mexico minutes after jumping from 128,000 feet. The feat carried out on Sunday qualifies as the world's first supersonic skydive, officials said.
Former Senator Arlen Specter Dies At 82
Arlen Specter, reviled by the right, mistrusted by the left and ever unpredictable, was nonetheless a major force in the U.S. Senate for three decades. He cast what were often crucial votes on everything from judicial nominations to economic policy.