House and Senate to take up more budget bills Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate are expected to pass their remaining budget bills this week, and then start negotiating toward a final budget deal with Governor Mark Dayton.7:20 a.m.
After W. Va. Mine Blast, Confusion Impeded Search
One year after a West Virginia mine explosion took 29 lives, an NPR News investigation shows that questions persist about the time it took to find and identify victims, and notify their families.
In Libya's West, Gadhafi Reasserts Control
Rebels continue to battle government forces around the Mediterranean oil port of Brega. Much of the eastern part of Libya is under rebel control, but in most of the west, Moammar Gadhafi has the upper hand. The most sizable exception is the city of Misurata — and it's a battle zone.
Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brain Power
Many believe that learning more than one language from birth confuses children. But researchers say the evidence to the contrary is quite strong: Being bilingual is a form of mental exercise that is beneficial for the brain.
Life 'In The Plex': The Future Of Google
Steven Levy, author of In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, says the Internet giant's new CEO, Larry Page, will do things differently from his predecessor. But Page's values have always been the core values of the company he co-founded as a young Stanford postgraduate, Levy says.
Addict TV: Collapse, Redemption On Many Channels
TV critic Eric Deggans says TV shows about all kinds of addicts can offer mesmerizing tales of collapse and redemption. But he worries that there's too much exploitation to make what viewers are learning worthwhile.
Cracks Found In Three More Southwest Jets
Safety officials are inspecting other planes in the fleet after a hole developed Friday in the fuselage of a jet carrying 123 people. The plane made an emergency landing, and no serious injuries were reported.
In Yemen, Calls To Oust President Persist
Renee Montagne talks with Washington Post correspondent Sudarsan Raghavan about the latest developments in Yemen, where thousands of people have been marching to call for the president's ouster.
Professors Face Scrutiny Over Labor Standoff
An open records request by a conservative think tank in Michigan seeks all emails related to the collective bargaining standoff in Wisconsin from labor studies professors at three public universities. The request came just days after the Republican Party of Wisconsin made a similar request of a professor at that state's flagship university in Madison. The professors in question say the requests are highly unusual, smack of McCarthyism and are an attack on academic freedom. Republicans counter that they don't need to give a reason for such "routine" requests and call it chilling that they would come under fire for "lawfully seeking information about their government."
N.Y. Library Offers Free Access To Fashion Trove
New York is known for its multibillion-dollar fashion scene. Now, seeing how it all began is much more affordable. A free digital database of all things fashion, from corsets to Valentino, launches this week at the New York Public Library. The fashion directory once cost a premium to peruse.
Celebrating Spring Amid Devastation In Tokyo
The city's governor discouraged gatherings for cherry-blossom viewing in light of the earthquake and tsunami devastation. But hanami is about reflecting on beauty amid pain, the transience of life and the importance of friends, and residents thronged to parks as usual to sip sake and recite haiku poetry despite the governor's somber advice.