A community celebrates its bond, wonders what's next North Minneapolis residents are beginning to slowly clean up after Sunday's storm that was responsible for two deaths, dozens of injuries and at least $166 million in damages. Hundreds of people were left homeless by the storm. A Monday barbeque was part of the healing process.6:55 a.m.
Is tornado activity increasing in Minnesota? Meteorologist Paul Huttner and University of Minnesota geography professor Kenny Blumenfeld discussed the increase in tornados and whether urban residents should expect more tornados in the near future with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer on Tuesday.7:45 a.m.
No budget deal makes Minn. special session certain With Dayton promising to veto the Republicans' budget bills, a special session is likely. With neither side talking about compromise yet, the state appears headed for a July 1 government shutdown.8:40 a.m.
Expert says public support increasing for same-sex marriage Next year, Minnesota will become the 30th state to ask voters to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution. Those marriage amendments have had an almost perfect track record with voters. But public opinion on the issue appears to be shifting quickly.8:45 a.m.
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Rescue Workers Converge On Joplin, Mo.
In Joplin, Mo., thousands of emergency workers continue to pick through huge piles of rubble left after a massive tornado pummeled the town on Sunday. As the death toll mounted, it became the most deadly single tornado since 1953.
GOP Field Takes Shape, And Some Don't Like It
By the end of this week, each of the Republicans considering a run at the 2012 nomination should have made a decision — and that has many in the party grousing about their choices. Says one Republican strategist: "The grumbling comes from the fact that people want perfection. They always want that white knight."
Oprah Brought Chicago Jobs, Development And Pride
After 25 years on the air, Oprah Winfrey, the queen of daytime television, brings her show to an end Wednesday. Chicago will miss its iconic talk show host; Winfrey brought the city plenty of attention — and money — over the years.
Oh, The Void Oprah Leaves Behind
TV challenge: How to fill the time slot dominated for decades by The Oprah Winfrey Show? There's no clear answer, whether you're a TV station manager or the person in charge of channel surfing at a nail salon.
Saudi Woman Defies Driving Ban, Gets Arrested
Women in Saudi Arabia are traditionally barred from driving. Over the weekend, Manal al-Sharif was taken into custody by Saudi police for defying the ban. Khalid al Moeena, editor of the Saudi News in Jeddah, talks to Mary Louise Kelly about al-Sharif who is encouraging other women to defy the ban.
NATO Airstrikes Hit Libyan Capital Hard
In Libya, NATO jets carried out more than 20 airstrikes early Tuesday in Tripoli. It appeared to be the biggest attack on the capital since NATO began its air campaign in March. The blasts hit near Moammar Ghadafi's residential compound, and a government spokesman said at least three people were killed
Obama Eyes Disaster At Home While Traveling Abroad
As President Obama was flying to Ireland, the death toll was rising after a tornado hit Joplin, Mo., Sunday. The president kept to his long-planned agenda, while keeping in touch with disaster aid efforts. Juggling immediate crises with long-term interests is a challenge for any president, and it's hardly a new one for Obama.
More Blacks Calling South Home Again
Eliska and Welmon Barriere are among the roughly 6 million blacks who migrated north during the 20th century. They left New Orleans in 1962 for Milwaukee, where they raised a family. But they moved to Georgia in the 1990s, part of a trend of blacks going back to the South.
South Korean Police Shut Down Hyundai Strike
South Korean police entered a factory near Seoul Tuesday to disperse auto workers, who've been striking for the last week. The factory is small, but it produces key components for many vehicles made by Hyundai. Union workers are protesting new wage and shift systems.
Chrysler Prepared To Repay U.S. Treasury Loans
Chrysler will present a check to government officials Tuesday to pay back federal loans. The money wasn't due until 2017. CEO Sergio Marchionne says he's grateful for the government's help, but now it's time to move on.