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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • HPV vaccineShould Minnesota mandate cancer vaccine?
    Lawmakers at the state Capitol are debating whether to require 12-year-old girls to get a vaccine that prevents some forms of cervical cancer. Opponents are concerned it would send a mixed message about sexuality to young women.6:50 a.m.
  • Contaminated?Cottage Grove residents concerned about tainted water
    Nearly 200 Cottage Grove residents crammed into a local church Monday for an informational meeting on contaminants in their drinking water.7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • North Korea Nuclear Talks Yield Draft Accord
    North Korea agrees to shut down its main nuclear reactor and allow nuclear inspectors on its soil, in exchange for an initial supply of 50,000 tons of fuel oil and a chance for more.
  • Questioning Iran's Role in Iraq Insurgency
    Is Iran supplying militias in Iraq with weapons used to kill American troops? The Bush administration says yes. Iranian officials say no. And the rhetoric is rising.
  • Defense Lawyers Paint Libby as Scapegoat
    Some of the nation's best-known journalists are called to the witness stand. Defense attorneys for Lewis "Scooter" Libby will try to show that he is a scapegoat for others who helped expose the identity of a CIA operative.
  • Smoking and Other Vices in the Movies
    Should movies depicting someone smoking get an "R" rating? The American Medical Association says most adults think so. But isn't parental involvement equally key?
  • Toy Fair: Big-Ticket High Tech
    With iPods and cell phones in abundance, the toy industry wants to come up with new electronic gadgets. At the annual Toy Fair in New York City, there are plenty of innovative ideas, but most come at a hefty price.
  • Shia Rise Amid Century of Mideast Turmoil
    The Shia are a minority among Islam's 1.3 billion people. For centuries, they have been considered the downtrodden of the Islamic world. But as turmoil gripped the Middle East in the past 100 years, their prospects have changed dramatically.
  • GE's 'Green' Efforts Go Slightly Off the Rails
    The Wall Street Journal says General Electric has quietly tried to weaken smog controls for railroad locomotives. GE dominates the North American locomotive market. A GE official says his company is concerned over "certain technologies," and while the company fundamentally agrees with regulators, he calls their proposal "pretty aggressive."
  • Selling 'Terror-Free' Gas in Nebraska
    A gas station that says it sells "terror-free" fuel has opened in Omaha, Neb. But tracing the origin of the gas in anyone's tank can be difficult in today's global energy market.
  • Whole Foods Grows, But Share Prices Slip
    The Texas-based grocery chain credited for getting consumers excited about "going organic" plans to open dozens of new stores soon in the U.S. and Britain. But the company's stock has dropped in price and analysts see challenges ahead.
  • It's Milk. It's Beer. It's 'Bilk'
    The Japanese are drinking less milk. So a liquor-store owner in a dairy region decided to turn some of the surplus milk into beer. Mixing in some hops, he worked with a local brewer to create a drink called "bilk." It went on sale this month.

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