Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Cops find social media an effective tool to catch criminals Combing Facebook, Twitter and other sites is standard procedure now for police as they pursue cases. Some suspects make it easy when they post pictures of their law breaking or incriminate themselves with their online words -- or sometimes music. 6:20 a.m.
Ex-archdiocesan official contradicts Nienstedt's sworn testimony over abuse claim A former top archdiocesan official contradicted Archbishop John Nienstedt's account of how top officials responded to a sexual abuse claim against a Catholic priest, according to sworn testimony made public today. 7:20 a.m.
Farmers embrace drones, yet regulations remain unclear Hundreds of farmers in the Upper Midwest are collecting data about their fields with drones this year, hoping the information will make their farm operations more productive. 7:25 a.m.
Moby covers Duran Duran's 'Rio' Duran Duran scored a hit with "Rio" back in 1982. It's one of the songs covered on a Duran Duran tribute album to benefit Amnesty International. The artist: Moby.
Yesterday, he released his interpretation of the song, which is quite a departure from the original. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained
In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counterterrorism rather than large-scale military operations.
Writer And Activist Maya Angelou Dies at 86
Poet, performer and activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in North Carolina. Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era.
Library Of Congress Searches For Missing Jefferson Books
Staffers at the Library of Congress have been looking for 250 books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He gave these books and several thousand more to start the library more than 200 years ago.
Dallas Man Orders World's Most Expensive Starbucks Drink
The Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino is valued at $54.75. It has 60 shots of espresso.
The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
Mental health programs are getting extra attention after the killing spree in California. A law in the state lets authorities require people to get treatment. But it's not clear whether it will help.
On VA Scandal, No Partisan Divide, Just Universal Outrage
Anger is a widespread reaction in Washington as systemic problems in the veterans health care system come to light. But there's disagreement among politicians and veterans on how to fix the problems.
Human Rights Watch Finds Evidence Of Chlorine Bombs In Syria
David Greene talks with Nadim Houry of Human Rights Watch, which alleges the Syrian government used chlorine bombs in recent attacks against rebels. The group has been interviewing witnesses.
Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports Would Boost U.S. Economy
Ending the four-decade ban on U.S. crude oil exports would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and boost government revenues, according to a study by the energy arm of IHS, a global consulting firm.
For $3 Billion, Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics
The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.
Apple's Beats Acquisition Could Facilitate Streaming Service
Recording artists worry that the $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics and Beats Music will push Apple to do more streaming. Artists make more money selling downloads and less on streaming outlets.
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