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Monday, May 13, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • David HannGOP leader Hann disagrees with district on same-sex marriage vote
    Minnesota Senate will vote today on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Many lawmakers are taking positions that conflict with the way the majority of their constituents voted last fall on the amendment to define marriage in the state Constitution. That could spell re-election trouble.5:40 a.m.
  • Same-sex marriage supporters'Proud' Minn. gays and lesbians wonder: What's after marriage vote?
    Same-sex couples who've been together for years will soon have the option of getting married if the Minnesota Senate, as expected, passes legislation today legalizing same-sex marriage and recognizing out-of-state marriages.5:45 a.m.
  • Christopher SmithSt. Paul fails to reach goal of hiring people with disabilities
    The city of St. Paul wants to increase the number of people with disabilities who get jobs on city contracts and is seeking new ways to improve those efforts. Since 2006, the city has had a goal 10 percent of those jobs to go to people with disabilities, but hasn't come close to reaching it.6:50 a.m.
  • The Minnesota CapitolBudget deal shapes week ahead at the Capitol
    State lawmakers are heading into the final week of the 2013 legislative session with a pivotal Senate vote to legalize same-sex marriage, and a framework for balancing the budget and ending the session on time. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Pugmire about the week ahead at the state capitol.7:20 a.m.
  • Alton LakeCocaine, DEET, other chemicals found in Minnesota lakes
    The largest study of its kind ever done in Minnesota shows chemicals from household products, prescription drugs and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Nawaz Sharif Expected To Win Pakistan's Elections
    In Pakistan, two-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is quickly moving to form a central government for a third time in this volatile country. Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League has amassed a commanding lead in unofficial returns from Saturday's election.
  • 'Times' Reporter Ordered To Leave Pakistan
    Steve Inskeep talks to Declan Walsh, a correspondent with The New York Times, about his experience covering Pakistan for nearly a decade, and his ejection from the country over the weekend. The Pakistani government canceled Walsh's visa just as the campaign was ending.
  • Cleveland Community Ponders Decade-Old Kidnapping Case
    It's been a week since three women kidnapped more than a decade ago escaped from a house in Cleveland. Residents are trying to come to terms that the missing women had been living near them the whole time.
  • Arizona Police To Destroy Guns Before Law Changes
    Arizona has passed a law making it illegal for cities to destroy guns bought in buy-back programs. The new law kicks in this summer, and requires cities to sell the guns that are turned in.
  • Why You Should Give A $*%! About Words That Offend
    Curse words change over time — back in the ninth century you could say the "s" word and no one would be offended. But we always need a set of words that are off-limits, and in her new book, author Melissa Mohr explains how the words that shock us reveal a lot about society's values.
  • Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest
    Each year, an estimated 150,000 people in the Southwest contract valley fever. But doctors say they understand little about the fungal disease. There is no cure and no vaccine. Most cases are misdiagnosed or missed entirely.
  • Chrysler Recalls 469,000 Jeep SUVs Worldwide
    Certain Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders are being recalled because the transmission could shift by itself — from park into neutral — with no warning to the driver. The source of the problem: cracks in the circuit board that can cause a faulty signal on start up.
  • Covering Pop Hits On YouTube Is Starting To Pay
    Now that YouTube runs advertising on videos of cover songs, musicians like Tyler Ward are working with agencies to negotiate higher shares of that revenue.
  • Feline Lovers Turn Out For Internet Cat Video Festival
    Last summer, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis hosted the first Internet Cat Video Festival. It was so popular it went viral and the show went on the road. Over the weekend, more than 6,000 people turned out at the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival.
  • Republicans Focus On Democrats' Political Misdeeds
    Have Republicans finally succeeded in persuading the public at large that the Benghazi attack wasn't just a tragedy but actually a huge scandal? Another big problem for the Obama administration was revealed last week:the IRS was paying special attention to conservative political groups.

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