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  • Erma VizenorWhite Earth Band votes to end 'blood quantum' for tribal membership
    White Earth Band of Ojibwe tribal members have approved a new constitution that dramatically changes tribal government and expands membership in Minnesota's largest Chippewa tribe.6:20 a.m.
  • Isle Royale wolvesIsle Royale wolf panel finds no clear path at hearing
    Just eight adult wolves and possibly a few pups remain in the protected wilderness area. That's down from a peak of 50 in 1980, and the animals are showing signs of inbreeding. The question facing park officials: Intervene to save the pack, or let nature run its course?7:25 a.m.
  • Gary Clark, Jr.Bluesman Gary Clark, Jr. plays in Minneapolis
    Blues prodigy Gary Clark Jr. will be performing at a sold out show tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis. He has two songs on the soundtrack to the motion picture, "12 Years a Slave," that show off his quieter side. You can click on the audio link to hear "Glitter Aint Gold."8:49 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Concedes Botched Insurance Website Rollout Cost Time
    The Obama administration is asking for people who've been turned off by the government's problem-plagued insurance website to come back. Officials say the website is working better now, though it's still far from fixed.
  • DOJ Signals JPMorgan Deal Could Be Model For Other Cases
    The Justice Department on Tuesday announced a landmark $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase. That's the largest settlement the federal government has ever made with a single company. It's three times the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill settlement.
  • In Nigeria's Bloody Fight, Who's Gaining The Upper Hand?
    The Nigerian military says it has gained the upper hand in the battle against the country's Islamist extremists. But Boko Haram is still creating havoc outside cities, killing civilians and security forces alike. Last week, the U.S. designated the network a terrorist organization.
  • After Floods, Some Colo. Rivers Aren't Where They Used To Be
    The historic Colorado floods actually changed the course of some rivers and creeks. That has left many agricultural irrigation ditches and diversion dams useless. Farmers and irrigation companies now find themselves footing the bill to reroute these waterways before spring planting season.
  • Tacloban Stores Slowly Reopen But Debris Cleaning Is Ongoing
    Life is slowly beginning to return to normal in Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated by a massive typhoon earlier this month. The national death toll from the storm is around 4,000 people. Some 4 million have been displaced.
  • Declassified Documents Shed Light On Camp David Peace Talks
    The CIA recently declassified hundreds of pages of documents detailing the behind-the-scenes drama at the historic 1978 Camp David peace negotiations between Israel and Egypt. Renee Montagne talks to a scholar of those talks, Shibley Telhami, about what the documents reveal.
  • Johnson & Johnson Said To Reach Deal On Artificial Hip Suits
    Johnson and Johnson is expected to pay out $2.5 billion to settle lawsuits over faulty artificial hips. The medical products maker will reportedly pay 8,000 U.S. patients $250,000 each for new hip replacement surgery.
  • One By One, Businesses Reopen In Typhoon-Hit Tacloban
    Since the typhoon hit the Philippines, doing business in the hardest-hit city of Tacloban has been next to impossible But on Wednesday, five gas stations, two hardware stores and several banks reopened.
  • Ohio Wal-Mart Conducts Thanksgiving Food Drive For Its Workers
    Employees at a northeast Ohio Wal-Mart are collecting food for needy coworkers' Thanksgiving dinners. The effort has been portrayed as a sign that Wal-Mart unfairly exploits workers. Others see it simply as people helping people.
  • N.Y. Warehouse Owner Whitewashes Over Graffiti Haven
    The paint covered up decade's worth of graffiti. The building, known as 5 Pointz, was one of the few legal places in New York for artists to practice graffiti.

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