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Monday, January 11, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Seward MarketSecond suspect arrested in Seward shooting
    Minneapolis police Chief Tim Dolan Sunday announced the arrest of a second suspect in connection with last week's triple homicide that left three members of the East African community dead.7:20 a.m.
  • Coleman in St. CloudNorm Coleman: Should he or shouldn't he run for governor?
    Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he could decide by the end of the month whether he'll run for governor. Speculation about a Coleman run has been casting a long shadow over the Republican contest. And opinions within the GOP about his potential candidacy appear deeply divided.7:25 a.m.
  • Turbine modelsCounties look to wind power for energy, income
    The nation's increasing focus on renewable energy has sparked interest in wind energy projects throughout Minnesota and counties are taking notice.7:45 a.m.
  • Monday Market report with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell previews the week on Wall Street, and analyzes what's happening in the economy in the Upper Midwest.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Under Pressure, Al‑Qaida Reaches Out To Affiliates
    The FBI filed charges in more than a dozen terrorism-related cases in this country in the past year — two to three times the number of cases in any given year in the U.S. Why so much activity now? It isn't because al-Qaida is getting stronger — it's because the group is getting weaker.
  • 'Kind' Jordanian Doctor Turned Suicide Bomber
    Over the weekend, a video showing the Jordanian bomber who killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan was broadcast on Arab and Pakistani television. He appeared dressed in camouflage and vowed to avenge the death of a Taliban leader killed by an unmanned drone. He lived in Amman, and a friend says he was kind and would be the last person you'd think would do something like this.
  • Walker: Growing Deficit Threatens Our Future
    David Walker, former comptroller general of the U.S. and former head of the Government Accountability Office, says drastic decisions have yet to be made about spending cuts and taxes that would realign the federal budget. Walker tells Deborah Amos that the country's financial condition is much worse than advertised, and the growing deficit threatens our future. Walker is the author of Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility.
  • Detroit Auto Show: Post GM, Chrysler Bankruptcies
    The North American International Auto Show opens this week in Detroit. For Chrysler and General Motors, this is the post-bankruptcy auto show where the companies need to persuade potential customers that more than $60 billion in federal bailout money was well spent.
  • Medical Detectives Focus On Myopia
    The rate of nearsightedness among Americans is rising, by as much as 66 percent since 1970, according to one study. But why? Researchers working to unravel the mystery think it may be linked to the amount of time spent outdoors during childhood.
  • For Some, Lasik Brings More Problems Than Solutions
    An increasing number of patients say they have experienced significant complications after Lasik. Problems like dry eye, glare and double vision have impaired their ability to function and significantly affected their quality of life. The FDA has decided to investigate further and hopes to identify what puts people at risk for complications.
  • China Is Now The World's Top Auto Market
    China's carmakers tallied sales in 2009 and announced Monday that they surged to nearly 14 million vehicles. That means the Chinese bought about three million more cars than Americans did last year. A lot of that was thanks to a government incentive program in China, and officials are expecting a bit of a slowdown this year.
  • The Promise Of Diversity Is Yet To Be Fulfilled
    A company may celebrate Mother's Day, but does it have family leave policies or offer flex time? Many American companies say "diversity" is a central value, but legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw says their actions have yet to catch up.
  • Cruise Ship Offers Permanent Residences
    A company in Beverly Hills, Calif., plans to build a $1.1 billion cruise ship, and sell half the cabins as permanent homes. The Los Angeles Times reports condos aboard the Utopia will range from $3.7 million to $26 million. The ship is set to launch in 2013.
  • CQ: Obama's Winning Streak On Hill Unprecedented
    In his first year in office, President Obama did better even than legendary arm-twister Lyndon Johnson in winning congressional votes on issues where he took a position, a Congressional Quarterly study finds. That was while Obama tackled two wars, an economic crisis and battles over health care.

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