The Arden Hills Vikings? The Minnesota Vikings say they want to move out of Minneapolis to the suburbs. They said yesterday that they shook hands with Ramsey County officials on a deal that would put them on a 260-acre site in Arden Hills, the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. But the deal is a long way from done.7:16 a.m.
One-on-one debate: Same-sex marriage in Minnesota The Minnesota Senate will vote Wednesday to put same-sex marriage on the ballot next year. Bill sponsor Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, and Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park, debated the issue as part of the Minnesota Public Radio News series One on One.8:46 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Appeals Court Hears Challenges To Health Care Law
The hearing in Richmond, Va., marked the first time any of the dozens of lawsuits filed against last year's law have reached the appellate level, and brings the measure a step closer to what most predict will be a legal showdown that will only end at the Supreme Court sometime in 2012.
Case Against WikiLeaks Part Of Broader Campaign
In addition to its investigation of WikiLeaks, the Justice Department has brought criminal charges against four former government employees for violating their pledge of secrecy. Yet members of Congress still want the Obama administration to take more action against leaks.
Libyan Rebels Make Gains In Besieged City Of Misrata
The Libyan city of Misrata has been the main battlefront for weeks, as rebels struggle to push back Moammar Ghadafi's forces. The rebel want to push back Ghadafi's men far enough away that their rockets can't hit Misrata's civilian population.
Working In Shadows: Best U.S. Policy Toward Iran?
Cyberattacks, assassinations and defections are among the black operations that have replaced, at least for now, all talk of launching military attacks on Iran's suspect nuclear facilities. And covert operations are increasingly being viewed as the most effective approach, analysts say.
Intriguing Exhibits Highlight Intel's Science Fair
Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles brings together more than 1,600 high school students from all over the world to compete for more than $4 million in prizes. Renee Montagne speaks with writer Judy Dutton and competitor Taylor Wilson about this year's fair. Dutton has written a book called Science Fair Season.
Making Parenthood A Reality Through IVF Grants
Infertility treatment is prohibitively expensive for many. Some couples take out a second mortgage, cash in their 401(k) or run up credit cards to pay for it. In Virginia, one nonprofit organization is providing financial help in the belief that becoming a parent should not depend on your paycheck.
China Agrees To Lower Trade Barriers For U.S. Firms
Chinese officials have been in Washington this week for high level talks. China says it will let U.S. banks sell mutual funds and provide other financial services. But once again, China resisted pressure to let its currency rise faster.
How Does Buying Skype Help Microsoft?
Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion. Bloomberg News technology analyst Rich Jaroslovsky talks to Steve Inskeep about what the moves means for Microsoft.