Shooter 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.
Duluth 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
Fiscal Cliff Compromise: Devil Is In The Definition Of Revenue
It's now widely agreed that steering away from the fiscal cliff — the combination of spending cuts and tax increases set to hit at the start of the year — will require some combination of revenue increases and spending cuts. The central sticking point could well be whether President Obama and Congress can agree on the definition of revenue.
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.
For Restaurants, Food Waste Is Seen As Low Priority
Food waste is a big problem — for public health, the environment and consumers. Chefs and restaurant owners seem like they'd be the least likely to waste food, and yet 15 percent of all the food that ends up in landfills comes from restaurants. Some restaurants are starting to take action.
Librarian Nancy Pearl's Picks For The Omnivorous Reader
The only thing that these books have in common is that NPR's go-to librarian likes them a lot. Nancy Pearl's self-described "higgledy-piggledy" list includes a book of cartoons, a Civil War history, a coming-of-age story, a spy novel and more.
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.
'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.