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  • Grand Forks floodwall10 years after losing the fight
    Lisa Hedin was in Grand Forks, North Dakota fighting the bulging Red River. She was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managing flood control in the area, and she talks about why she still thinks about the experience every day.6:50 a.m.
  • DFL repsHouse gets down to business on budget
    The fight over the state budget is taking center stage in the Minnesota House.7:20 a.m.
  • Islam and the West explored
    The spotlight on the Islamic religion has been getting brighter over the past few years. That hasn't burned away some of the stereotypes that some people have about Islam.7:25 a.m.
  • Flooded bridgeThe flood of 1997: Ten years after
    The flood was a slow-motion disaster, the underpinning of which was a series of blizzards during the previous winter. When the snow melted, the southern end of the Red River flooded. It took almost two weeks for the disaster to reach its zenith in Grand Forks, N.D. By then, the skies were clear, the temperatures warm, and the disaster immense.7:50 a.m.
  • Kevin GarnettTimberwolves looking for a loss
    It's the final game of the season, and a win could be devastating. It could cost the team its first round draft pick, and that could finally convince Kevin Garnett that it's time for him to leave the franchise.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Va. Tech Vigil Offers Tears, Hymns and Cheers
    Thousands of people turned out Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil in Blacksburg, Va. The mourners remembered those killed Monday in two campus shootings, one of which is blamed on a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student.
  • Shootings Prompt Examination of Campus Security
    The shootings at Virginia Tech have colleges and universities reexamining security on campus. Making announcements over a loudspeaker seems primitive in a world of cell phones and text messages.
  • Friends Pay Tribute to Those Who Were Lost
    Among the dead at Virginia Tech are students and professors who made deep and lasting impressions on the Blacksburg community and beyond. Friends and colleagues pay tribute.
  • Kanan Makiya: Changing Assumptions on Iraq
    Kanan Makiya was one of the leading Arab intellectuals calling for the removal of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. He said before the invasion that Americans would be welcomed by Iraqis as liberators. But now he questions his assumptions in supporting the war.
  • Military Call Disrupts Hunters' House Plans
    The son of Rep. Duncan Hunter hopes to replace his father in the House — but first there's the matter of military service. Duncan Duane Hunter is a Marine reservist who just received orders for a third deployment. His father, a Republican from San Diego, is leaving Congress to run for president.
  • Virginia Tech Paper Rises to Challenge
    As reporters from around the world descend on Blacksburg, Va., one publication stands out: Virginia Tech's student newspaper, Collegiate Times, is doing a truly remarkable job of covering the story.
  • Bloggers Debate Code of Conduct
    The Web and the blogosphere can get plenty nasty. But blogger Kathy Sierra's call for a code of conduct was greeted by a torrent of posts threatening her with violence. Now some of the Web's leading voices are pushing for more civil behavior.
  • Vonage Tells SEC It's in Deep Trouble
    The Internet phone company Vonage has told the SEC that lawsuits have it teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Verizon is suing Vonage for patent infringement. Since May 2006, Vonage's share price is off more than 80 percent.
  • Workplace Ethics Begin with the Boss
    A new survey of office workers looks at what's going wrong in the workplace, from harassment to embezzlement and theft. Supervisors often set the standard on how to behave, the study finds.
  • AARP Expands Health Insurance Partnerships
    AARP announced this week it will dramatically increase its health insurance offerings, including joining the Medicare private plan market for which its lobbyists are urging Congress to cut payments. Lawmakers question whether the group can lobby against health insurance and drug-industry profits while making money from them.

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