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Monday, December 20, 2010

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  • TCF Bank StadiumVikings, U likely won't cash in on TCF Stadium game
    It hasn't been played yet, but one winner of the Vikings and Bears game Monday night can already be safely predicted, at least financially speaking: the restaurants and bars around the University of Minnesota.6:20 a.m.
  • New Medicaid enrollees may have to wait
    Gov.-elect Mark Dayton wants to fast-track the expansion of Medicaid in Minnesota under President Obama's health care reform law. Dayton says he'll authorize the expansion within days of taking office on January 3, 2010. But state officials say it could take until October to move about 95,000 low-income Minnesotans into the program.7:20 a.m.
  • Angie and Collin KoosFor some infants, breast milk banks a lifesaver
    Women's breast milk is packed with nutrients and antibodies that you can't get from formula or cow's milk and can be a lifesaver for weakened or sick babies.7:25 a.m.
  • Obama signs billBattle over health care reform likely to play out in court
    As long as President Barack Obama wields a White House veto pen, it's unlikely Republicans can succeed in repealing the law health care reform law outright, and that means the battle is likely to play out in the courts.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama To Sign Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
    The Senate on Saturday voted to repeal the military's "don't ask don't tell" policy. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law this week, but the measure probably won't go into effect for months.
  • Where Does Obama Stand With Gay Voters?
    The Senate vote to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" is a major victory for the White House and a big boost for the administration's relations with the gay community.
  • Robert Morris: America's Founding Capitalist
    Founding Father Robert Morris was a laissez-faire capitalist and subject of perhaps the first American congressional inquiry. In Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution, author Charles Rappleye argues that the war couldn't have been won without him.
  • Senate Republicans Block A Pathway To Citizenship
    Over the weekend, the Senate failed to approve the so-called DREAM Act. It's a measure that would have given some young illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
  • Senate Passes Food Safety Bill
    As the lame-duck session nears an end, the Senate has sent to the House a sweeping bill to make food safer. It would give the government broad new powers to increase inspections of food processing facilities, force companies to recall tainted food and create new safety standards.
  • Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills
    Video games -- especially action games -- are far from mindless, scientists say. Many games can help young people develop better vision, attention and spatial cognition skills.
  • When To Guide, When To Let Go Of Teenagers?
    Parents nowadays are trying to be closer to their kids than ever before, which can make it harder to set limits. A Harvard psychologist advises parents to encourage teens' independence, but also be clear about when they cross the line and what is expected of them.
  • Ernst & Young To Be Hit With Civil Fraud Charges
    New York state prosecutors are set to file civil fraud charges against the accounting firm Ernst & Young, according to The Wall Street Journal. Prosecutors believe Ernst & Young stood by while Lehman Brothers performed accounting maneuvers that misled investors about the dire state of its financial health.
  • Housing Nightmare Upends Family, Enriches Investor
    Massachusetts lenders filed more than 22,000 foreclosure petitions in 2010. When one immigrant family lost their Boston home, they had a rude awakening: The bank auctioned off the family's home to a private investor at a fire-sale price.
  • Philadelphia Hosts Type-In
    This weekend in Philadelphia, aficionados of manual typewriters showed up for a "Type In." Only about a dozen people showed up for the event.

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