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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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  • Paul Thissen,  Gov. Mark DaytonPolitical spin begins as 2013 session ends
    Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders will shift from policy to politics today, now that the 2013 session is over. Dayton will hold a press conference this morning, while Republican lawmakers will travel the state to give their spin on the session.5:35 a.m.
  • Legislative sessionBudget in hand, Legislature adjourns
    The last votes included the Senate's passage of a massive tax bill, and House approval of a measure to finance state government operations. Both votes were delayed most of the final day by negotiations on a new, smaller bonding bill that covers repairs on the State Capitol.6:20 a.m.
  • Sen. Scott DibbleAnti-bullying bill will return next year, supporters say
    Supporters of a move to strengthen Minnesota's anti-bullying law say they will push the issue again next session. A bill that would have required schools to track cases of bullying and better train staff to deal with bullying was pulled from consideration early Monday morning, as it faced a filibuster from Republicans who had concerns over the cost of the measure.6:45 a.m.
  • Bruce CoppockEager, humble Bruce Coppock to reassume SPCO leadership
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra board today is expected to re-appoint Bruce Coppock as president and CEO. Coppock previously held the spot, but left five years ago due to health issues. Now back and in good health, Coppock is challenged with repairing the damage incurred by a bitter contract dispute.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Massive Tornado Takes Aim At Moore, Oklahoma
    It's been a difficult night for rescuers in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. Crews have been digging through what's left of neighborhoods searching for survivors after Monday's deadly tornado.
  • Unclear Laws May Have Contributed to Tax-Exempt Controversy
    IRS and Treasury officials can expect a hard time in their appearances on Capitol Hill Tuesday. A key question that so far has not gotten much attention: How did it come to be that social welfare organizations became vehicles for political activity?
  • Texas Medicaid Debate Complicated By Politics And Poverty
    In Texas, it may be politically unwise to cross the governor, but some politicians and advocates in the poor Rio Grande Valley are starting to speak out in support of expanding Medicaid. Gov. Rick Perry opposes all parts of Obamacare.
  • The Doors' Keyboard Counterpoint Goes Silent: Remembering Ray Manzarek
    Raised on the South Side, Manzarek brought Chicago sound to L.A.'s beaches with the trailblazing band. He died Monday at age 74.
  • Storm Chasers: How Experts Track Storms
    The storm that tore through parts of Okalahoma City and neighboring areas Monday is being called one of the worst tornadoes in history. David Greene talks to storm chaser Josh Wurman, who is the director of the Center for Severe Weather Research, and he studies tornadoes.
  • Young People Cast Out Of Italy's Welfare System
    In Italy, the youth jobless rate is nudging 40 percent, a record high in post-war history. Demographer Stefano Rosina says the Italian welfare system has always been skewed toward the middle-aged and elderly, leaving Italian youths with no political or trade union representation.
  • Boeing's 787 Dreamliners Take Flight Again
    A Boeing Dreamliner took off Monday — it was a United Airlines flight from Houston to Chicago. This was the first time the fuel friendly jet was back in U.S. skies in nearly five months. The 787 planes had been grounded since January because of battery problems, which cost United roughly $11 million in revenue.
  • JPMorgan Shareholders Consider Splitting CEO, Chairman Jobs
    In Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase holds its annual shareholder meeting. They will vote on a key measure: Whether to strip CEO Jamie Dimon of his title of chairman of the board. A growing number of companies have split the CEO and chairman roles.
  • Tumblr Users Urge New Owner Yahoo To Keep The Site Weird
    When news of Yahoo's purchase of Tumblr first hit, Tumblr users took their reactions online. The posts were quirky and sharp with plenty of worry about the future.
  • Kids Pitch Business Ideas To Warren Buffett
    The kids competed in "The Secret Millionaire's Club" — an entrepreneurial contest tied to a web and cable series featuring a cartoon Warren Buffett. Thousands competed. Eight of them, ranging from age seven to 16, got to meet Buffett and present their ideas.

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