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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Jaci Donlan shops Target and Wal-MartTarget tests matching rival Wal-Mart's prices
    Target is considering implementing a price-match policy, as it tries to convince shoppers that its prices are in line with those of other retailers, particularly Wal-Mart.6:50 a.m.
  • Unemployment formHours cut at work? Unemployment benefits may be available
    Those who have their work hours cut could also be eligible for unemployment benefits.6:55 a.m.
  • Brown County Sheriff Rich HoffmannBoy's disappearance shakes up Sleepy Eye
    There's been what could be an important break in the search for Colleen Hauser and her 13-year-old son Daniel. The Brown County Sheriff last evening said investigators believe the pair could be in Mexico, seeking alternative treatments for Daniel's cancer.7:20 a.m.
  • Daniel HauserHauser case parallels one in Utah in 2003
    The Hauser's situation has a number of parallels with a 2003 case in Utah. Courts there ordered the family of 12-year-old Parker Jensen to seek chemotherapy for what was believed to be a deadly form of cancer. The Jensens fought back.7:25 a.m.
  • Somali students from Augsburg College refused visas by Egyptian government
    The Egyptian government has refused to let two Somali students from Augsburg College in Minneapolis travel to Egypt for a study-abroad program. The students were scheduled to leave for Cairo last Sunday, but Egyptian officials declined to grant them their tourist visas.7:45 a.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds: Week of May 21
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Credit Card Overhaul Bill Sent To Obama
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have sent President Obama a bill that would rein in credit card fees and interest rates, while allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons in national parks. The Senate passed the measure Tuesday. The House acted on Wednesday.
  • Republicans Eye Sen. Dodd's Conn. Seat
    Sen. Chris Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Banking and Housing Committee and former presidential candidate has survived a series of scandals. Dodd faces a re-election bid in 2010, and the five-term Democrat looks vulnerable.
  • Four Arrested In Plot To Bomb NYC Temple
    Four men arrested in an alleged terrorist plot are scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday. Authorities say the men planned to set off a bomb outside a Jewish temple and shoot military planes with guided missiles.
  • TV Networks Pushing Fall Season
    In New York this week, the TV networks are rolling out their fall lineups at what they call "upfronts." The networks meet with advertisers to announce their upcoming schedules and sell ad time "up front." Radio host Kim Masters discusses what goes on at the meetings.
  • Kris Allen Beats Adam Lambert For 'Idol' Crown
    It was an American Idol upset. Underdog Kris Allen beat out Adam Lambert to take the title after nearly 100 million viewer-votes were cast.
  • Obama To Lay Out Plan For Closing Guantanamo
    President Obama delivers a major speech on national security issues Thursday. Many will be listening for what he says about closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate complicated the president's options by blocking the transfer of any Guantanamo detainees to the United States. Congressional Republicans are now demanding that Guantanamo be kept open.
  • Dead Man Accuses Guatemala's President Of Murder
    The Central American nation of Guatemala is facing a serious political crisis. There have been calls for the president to step down after he was accused of murder. The murder accusation was made by the victim himself in a posthumously released video.
  • Colombia's Initiative Cuts Down On Coca Planting
    In Colombia, eradicating drug crops — with billions in American aid — has been elusive. Every yea,r more and more of the coca crop used to make cocaine is fumigated or yanked from the ground. And every year, farmers simply replant. But Colombia's government says coca production has plummeted in one remote town. How did that happen?
  • Craigslist Files Suit Against S.C. Attorney General
    Craiglist is striking back against growing pressure to remove ads on its site that were linked to prostitution. The free online classified company has filed a lawsuit against South Carolina's attorney general. It's a defensive move, aimed at stopping the state from following through on threats to file criminal charges against Craigslist executives if an ad on the site leads to a prostitution case in the state.
  • Credit Card Companies May Not Target Minors
    Congress has passed a bill that would enact sweeping new restrictions on the credit card industry. The bill does away with arbitrary rate hikes and bans issuing cards to minors.

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