Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Schools see free breakfast as key to better learning St. Paul schools and other districts across the state have found ways to ensure that more students eat a good breakfast -- and the results are showing up in the classroom. 5:35 a.m.
New theater coalition wants end to racial, ethnic stereotypes By joining forces, Penumbra Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, New Native Theater, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea, aim to broaden cultural perspectives in the local theater scene. 6:50 a.m.
Plate looks full for lawmakers in home stretch State lawmakers have just one week left to finish their work and adjourn the 2014 session. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Pugmire, who covers the Capitol. 7:15 a.m.
As e-cigs take off, Minn. lawmakers, smokers debate who should write the rules Electronic cigarette users are firing up their devices in all kinds of places people wouldn't consider lighting a conventional cigarette. That's inspired moves in the Minnesota Legislature to regulate "vaping" - the vaporizing of nicotine. 7:20 a.m.
Wild can't stop Blackhawks, lose Game 5 "The whole game, the whole series has been very tight," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "Still not a lot of room and space, but that's what we've got to fight through. I thought we showed more determination in the puck area tonight." 8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
U.S. Won't Recognize Eastern Ukraine Vote On Independence
Residents of two regions of eastern Ukraine wrapped up voting on Sunday in a controversial referendum over independence from the central government in Kiev. The vote has been rejected as illegitimate.
Voting In India's Election Is Wrapping Up
Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. More than 500 million voters have cast ballots. The results of the election will be announced on Friday.
Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication
The journalist, who received a cache of highly classified documents, says no one disputes that the security agency should be reading emails from al-Qaida, but the system has become too powerful.
Boston Signs Remind Motorists To Use Their Turn Signals
The electronic signs read: USE YAH BLINKAH. Police across Massachusetts gave out almost 5,000 tickets last year for turn signal violations.
Sriracha-Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California
After months of tussling with the City Council over the smells emitted by his factory, Sriracha-maker David Tran says he might expand his business, but the main operation will not relocate.
Medicare Won't Always Pay For Boomers' Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs
As many as 5 million Americans have hepatitis C, and new drugs can cure almost all of them. But patients worry they won't get these expensive treatments in time.
That Prescription Might Not Have Been Tested For Your Ailment
Once a drug is approved by the FDA, doctors can use it as they see fit. That can be brilliant or risky, depending on the medication and the patient.
Top Suppliers Rate Dealing With Auto Producers
A survey by automotive consultant group Planned Perspectives asked suppliers to rank their relationships with the six biggest U.S. auto producers. Toyota finished on top. GM was rated poor.
Japan Moves Closer To Legalizing Gambling
American casino businesses can't wait to get in on the action. If legalized, Japanese gambling resorts could be open by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.
Why Take-And-Bake Pizza Is Giving The Tax Guys A Headache
These days more and more foods are straddling the line between prepared and unprepared, taxable and nontaxable. And that leaves policymakers with a strange conundrum: what to do about pizza.
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