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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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  • Abuse victimAbuse victims hope St. John's settlement leads to change
    People who attended St. John's Preparatory School in Collegeville may soon receive an unusual letter in the mail. According to a settlement announced Monday, St. John's must send a letter to all alumni of its prep school that lists 17 monks and priests who are "credibly accused of abuse, exploitation or misconduct."7:20 a.m.
  • Minnesota Historical Society soon to have new leadership at the helm
    The state agency that preserves Minnesota's history will have a new leader as of May 1st. Steve Elliott will be replacing the previous director, Nina Archibald, who retired in January. Elliott is currently the president of the New York State Historical Association and the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York.7:25 a.m.
  • Minnesota HouseMinn. House passes GOP-favored income tax cut
    House Republicans have passed their first major budget bills since taking power at the Minnesota Capitol this year. They approved their version of a tax bill after hours of heated debate on the House floor Monday.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Libya: Coalition Is Overstepping Its U.N. Mandate
    Dozens of governments and international organizations are in London to discuss the future of Libya, and ways to get Moammar Gadhafi to step down. President Obama addressed the nation Monday to explain the U.S. mission to protect the Libyan people from immediate danger. Libyans are closely following the developments.
  • Will U.S. Policy In Libya Spread To Other Nations?
    There are ongoing uprisings in several countries in the region, including Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. But there hasn't been talk, at least publicly, about an intervention. Administration officials say that's in part because the violence in those countries is not on the same scale as Libya.
  • New Pictures Of 'Kill Team' Are Published
    Rolling Stone magazine has published more pictures taken by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. They show American troops posing with dead Afghans, among other disturbing images. The photos are connected to ongoing court martial cases of soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.
  • WikiLeaks Suspect Manning: A Troubled Home Life
    A new Frontline profile depicts Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks, as an isolated young man with a troubled family life. Manning is being held in a Navy brig in Virginia.
  • Trial Connected To Journalist's Murder Continues
    Two men are currently on trial for allegedly masterminding the August 2007 murder of investigative journalist Chauncey Bailey, who was gunned down in broad daylight in downtown Oakland, Calif. Some believe Bailey was targeted because of his reporting.
  • Can A Business Be Too Big For A Class Action Suit?
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that will determine whether Wal-Mart is too big to be sued. The retailer is fighting a class action discrimination lawsuit brought against it by 1.5 million current and former female employees.
  • Democrats Rally To Support Social Security
    On Capitol Hill, negotiations over this year's budget are at a stalemate while lawmakers work on spending cuts both sides of the aisle can agree on. But that hasn't stopped the battle over next year's budget from brewing. Democrats held a rally Monday to protect Social Security from changes Republicans haven't even proposed yet.
  • Amazon Rolls Out Web Storage System
    Amazon's service allows users to store music online and access it via any Internet-connected device. Consumers can store music, video and documents on the web, and then access them from anywhere, using a computer or phone that connects to the Internet.
  • Bangladesh Court To Hear Muhammad Yunus Appeal
    The Bangladeshi government sacked Muhammad Yunus from his job at the premier micro-lending bank he founded. Amy Kazmin, South Asia correspondent for the Financial Times," talks to Renee Montagne about the Nobel laureate's attempts to get his job back.
  • Gift Basket King Files For Bankruptcy Protection
    Harry & David Holdings Inc. — the Oregon company that makes gift baskets — has declared bankruptcy. But the company will still deliver its famous pears and Moose Munch treat. Creditors have agreed to forgive some of the company's debt so it can stay in business.

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