Living with ALS: Contemplating the right kind of 'Endgame' This is part of our continuing series of stories about Bruce Kramer, the former dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas, as he copes with life after being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.7:40 a.m.
Sinker: U of M Women's Hockey a dominate force The University of Minnesota Women's Hockey team will go for its 58th straight win tonight against Minnesota State-Mankato at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune explains why they've been so dominant -- but also why they're more vulnerable now than usual.8:44 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Food Stamp Benefits Set To Shrink
Some 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits shrink by an average of 5 percent this week, when additional financing for the food aid program included in the 2009 stimulus expires on Friday.
Which Plans Cover Abortion? No Answers On HealthCare.gov
Many health plans under the Affordable Care Act don't cover abortion. But people won't have an easy time figuring out which ones do and which ones don't. Even insurance brokers don't necessarily have that information. It's surfaced as yet another issue dogging the rollout of health exchanges.
For The Tablet Generation, A Lesson In Digital Citizenship
As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they're debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.
'Ender's Game' Movie Shows Hero's Lasting Appeal
Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Ender's Game has been a touchstone for teenage readers for nearly 30 years. Critic Kenneth Turan says a new film version shows why Ender, the story's hero, is so appealing to young people.
The Tail's The Tell: Dog Wags Can Mean Friend Or Foe
Is that a left wag or a right wag? Scientists have previously shown that dogs tend to wag their tails to their right side when they see something friendly, like their owners. But a new study shows that other dogs can actually pick up on these emotional cues.
Fannie Mae Sues Big Banks
Government-backed mortgage lender Fannie Mae sued nine of the world's largest banks Thursday, including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. The lawsuit contends that by manipulating the interest rate banks use to lend money to each other, the banks caused Fannie Mae to lose about $800 million.
Hot Sauce Factory Will Stay Open, For Now
A judge has turned down a California city's attempt to shut down a factory that produces the popular hot sauce Sriracha. Residents complained about pepper and garlic fumes wafting through the air. But a Los Angeles Superior Court judge blocked the city of Irwindale's opening bid to shut down the plant.