Twins win series with Yankees
In sports, the Minnesota Twins lost to the New York Yankees 9-3 yesterday at the Metrodome. Despite the loss, the Twins won the series. They will play the Angels at the Dome starting tomorrow night. Morning Edition sports commentator Steve Rudolph takes a look at the Twins and other local teams.7:55 a.m.
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Kevin Phillips: America Under the Influence of Oil
As part of The Long View series of conversations on Morning Edition, author Kevin Phillips talks with Steve Inskeep about the influence of the oil industry. Phillips is a former aide to Nixon whose new book American Theocracy examines the emerging Republican majority and where it is taking America.
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