11 miles in 67 minutes? Met Council's Green Line engineers look to shave time Test trains along the route connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis have been taking an hour or longer to travel from one end to the other, exceeding initial projections of 40 minutes. Met Council officials they're working hard to shave off those extra minutes in the weeks leading up to the June 14 launch.7:20 a.m.
David Byrne covers 'Sympathy for the Devil' Today's Morning Edition music is David Byrne performing "Sympathy for the Devil" live with his latin funk band in 1992. We're playing it in honor of Byrne's 62nd birthday today.8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Too Young To Smoke, But Not To Pick Tobacco
Minors can't buy cigarettes in the U.S., but they can farm tobacco. A new Human Rights Watch report says the practice is hazardous; cigarette makers say there are some safe roles for kids on farms.
How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works
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Indiana Temporarily Suspends Vanity License Plates
Indiana officials are appealing a court ruling that allows a police corporal to have the vanity plate: OINK. The state says it's offensive speech. The state won't issue vanity plates while it appeals.