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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Byron David SmithShooter of 2 Little Falls teens charged
    The rural Little Falls homeowner charged with shooting two teenagers who broke into his home on Thanksgiving waited nearly a full day before contacting a neighbor to call the police. Byron Smith was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder.7:20 a.m.
  • State appeals court rules religious doctrine used to convict priest of sexual misconduct
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Roman Catholic priest convicted of sexual assault.7:24 a.m.
  • AAR Vice President Danny MartinezDuluth showing signs of economic revival
    After years of economic struggles and budget deficits, the city of Duluth may be poised for a new era of prosperity. The city has announced several major industry investments in the area, unemployment is down and the local economy is diversifying. Business and civic leaders are more optimistic about the city's future than they've been in decades.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Syrian Rebels Plan Free Election
    In Aleppo province of northern Syria, rebel leaders are planning the first "free" election outside government control — imperfect as it may be. For the first time, towns and villages across the province will come together in each place and decide who will represent them. Rima Marrouch contributed to this report.
  • In Pakistan Shooting, Malala's Friends Also Bear Scars
    The Taliban attack on young Malala Yousafzai had a profound effect on her hometown, Mingora, in Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley. For the other girls with Malala that day, the scars are both emotional and physical.
  • Running A Comedy Machine: How Chuck Lorre Makes Hits
    On Morning Edition, Neda Ulaby looks at television's most powerful comedy hitmaker.
  • 'Men' Actor Angus Jones Says His Show Is 'Filth'
    Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report on a plea from Angus Jones, the young actor on the hit TV show Two and a Half Men. In a video, he implores people to quit watching the show, saying it's at odds with his Christian faith.
  • To Fight Tick-Borne Disease, Someone Has To Catch Ticks
    A Rhode Island researcher is a master at collecting deer ticks where other people overlook them. He caught 15,000 of them last year, and his success is a sign of a growing problem. Tick-borne diseases are on the rise.
  • Iraqi Businesses Feel Pinch Of Iran's Economic Woes
    Najaf in southern Iraq is beginning to feel the pain of neighboring Iran's economic woes. Business around Shiite sites, which usually draw scores of Iranians for the holy days of Ashura, is way down.
  • From A Calcutta Prison To The Classical Stage
    Commentator Sandip Roy tells the story of classical dancer Alokananda Roy, who was inspired to teach dance to convicted murderers and rapists after a visit to a Calcutta prison.
  • Greece Agrees To New Deal With EU Partners, IMF
    The agreement will see Greece cut its debt by $51 billion, clearing the way for new loans of around $60 billion. Analysts say this makes it unlikely that Greece will default on its debt or pull out of Europe's currency, the Euro.
  • Britain's Central Bank Picks Canadian As New Chief
    The new head of the Bank of England is a Canadian — Mark Carney, currently Canada's central bank chief. It's the first time Britain has chosen a noncitizen to lead its central bank.
  • Companies That Were 'Naughty And Nice' In 2012
    For holiday shoppers, retailers' approach to fees, returns and other practices can bring praise or anger. And when customers rant or rave, Consumer Reports takes note — and compiles them into its annual "Naughty and Nice" list of companies.

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