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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

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  • Michael BarnettWhat about Iraq?
    As the Iraq Study Group releases its report on America's future in Iraq, a group that included academics, military personnel, veterans and concerned citizens discussed America's policy options in Iraq.7:20 a.m.
  • Detention roomJuvenile detention center sits empty, unused at Red Lake
    The Red Lake tribe has filed suit against the Department of Interior for failing to fully fund a new juvenile detention center. The new building has been sitting empty, furnishings and all, for nearly two years.7:25 a.m.
  • I didn't understandA need for translation
    A deaf man from Morrison County was arrested and found himself in jail and then in court without the benefit if any translation services. The case was settled out of court but shows that counties aren't offering the services required by the ADA legislation.7:50 a.m.
  • Back to passConsidering quarterbacks
    The Minnesota Vikings may announce rookie Tavaris Jackson as starting quarterback for this Sunday's game, but is he ready for the challenge?8:44 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Senate Expected to Confirm Gates for Defense
    The full U.S. Senate may vote as soon as Wednesday on the nomination of Robert Gates to be the next U.S. Secretary of Defense. The vote comes after the Committee on Armed Services unanimously approved Gates' nomination. The former CIA director told senators that the United States was not winning the war in Iraq.
  • Committee Embraces Defense Nominee Gates
    Defense nominee Robert Gates was questioned by the 24 senators of the Committee on Armed Services over his nomination to become U.S. Secretary of Defense. The committee members freely endorsed Gates' nomination.
  • Italian Prosecutors Seek Indictments of CIA Agents
    In Italy, prosecutors have asked a judge to indict more than 30 people thought to be connected with the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in 2003. Those named include 26 Americans, most of them CIA agents, and five Italians, including the former head of the Italian intelligence service.
  • Military Equipment Repair Costs Mount
    Andrew Krepinevich, executive director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, explains "reset costs." These are the costs associated with replacing, repairing and upgrading damaged military equipment. Krepinevich tells Deborah Amos that everything from body armor to helicopters needs repair or replacement.
  • Blair Struggles to Sell Plan for U.K. Weapons Update
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair says his country needs to update its submarine-based nuclear weapons system. But his current unpopularity is making it hard for Blair to gain political support for the expenditure.
  • Iraq Study Group Report Published for Sale
    Vintage Books, a division of Random House, is publishing the Iraq Study Group's report on U.S. strategy in Iraq. Like some other notable official documents, including the report on the Sept. 11 attacks, it may become a surprise sales hit.
  • Indian Government Minister Convicted of Murder
    The first-ever murder conviction of a member of the Indian cabinet is seen as an embarrassment for the government. It also raises questions about crime in the body politic of the world's largest democracy.
  • Housing Slump Hits Lenders of High-Risk Loans
    The mortgage business could be heading for trouble as the housing market slumps, especially lenders who dealt in high-risk loans. One big bank, HSBC, announced that its losses from bad loans would probably grow this quarter.
  • Lackluster Results Force Yahoo! to Make Changes
    Internet giant Yahoo! announced a major management overhaul Tuesday. The company, whose name was once synonymous with the Web, now lags behind other icons, like Google, in the search and advertising business.
  • Workers Use Sick Days for Rest, Shopping
    For some, life gets so hectic during the holidays that it's tempting to call in sick to work and take it easy for a day, or finish the shopping. A recent Harris poll shows that nearly one-in-three workers admitted to calling in sick during the past year when they actually felt fine. Deborah Amos speaks with's Richard Castellini. His company commissioned the poll.

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