Minnesota Public Radio Stories
State rejects four-day school weeks When state education officials did not see any increase in test scores in recent years, they concluded the four-day week wasn't helping students and should be ended after another year. 7:15 a.m.
House bill may ease Somali remittance program worries The remittances, or money transfers, help form the backbone of the economy in Somalia. But over the last decade, many American banks quit working with Somali money transfer operators over fears of breaking anti-terrorism laws. 7:35 a.m.
'New' album by Michael Jackson Today's Morning Edition music is Michael Jackson singing "A Place With No Name," his reinterpretation of the 1972 hit song by America "A Horse With No Name." 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.
In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution
After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largesse is over.
Former Army Sgt. Kyle White To Receive Medal Of Honor
Renee Montagne talks to Kyle White, who will receive the Medal of Honor for actions conducted during a 2007 battle in Afghanistan. He was with U.S. and Afghan forces when the Taliban ambushed them.
Parking Meter Attendant Pleads Guilty To Pocketing Quarters
Marc Corsmeier admitted to keeping $50 a week in quarters for himself. After 8 years, that totaled to about $20,000. A store owner tipped police off, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?
The California-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.
The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms
Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). But now there's MINT, CIVET and more. The emerging markets keep changing — and so do the letters.
More Parental Attention May Give First-Born Kids Advantages
Firstborn kids often do better in school and, on average, go on to earn more money than their younger siblings. A new theory tries to explain why.
Facebook Looking To Open A Sales Office In Beijing
The office could open even though Facebook was banned in China five years ago, according to Bloomberg News. A new office would service Chinese businesses wanting to advertise internationally.
Gregg Allman Sues To Stop Production Of 'Midnight Rider'
Lawyers for the singer and the producers of the biopic on Tuesday asked a Georgia judge to dismiss Allman's lawsuit to block the film. They say they're on a "path to resolution" outside court.
Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodgers TV Network
The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.
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