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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Barack ObamaObama supporters ready for his St. Paul rally tonight
    South Dakota and Montana are holding the final two Democratic primaries of the year today. After the polls close, Sen. Barack Obama is expected to speak at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is co-chair of Obama's Minnesota campaign.7:20 a.m.
  • Clinton in Sioux FallsFounder of DFL Feminist Caucus will stick with Clinton
    Some Minnesota women plan to vote for Sen. Clinton even if she's not on the ballot in November. Koryne Horbal is the founder of the DFL Feminist Caucus in Minnesota. She's said that she will write in Sen. Clinton's name instead of voting for Obama, and she's been trying to convince others to do the same.7:25 a.m.
  • Crazy Horse momumentCrazy Horse memorial turns 60 this year
    The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota marks its 60th anniversary this month. When complete, it will be the world's largest sculpture.7:50 a.m.
  • the new Apple iPhoneBaby Boom mothers text their kids
    Time --and technology-- are marching on. Commentator Peter Smith has noticed what he sees as a disturbing new trend: Baby Boom moms who are texting their young adult kids.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Karachi Mayor Tries to Clean Up City, Politics
    The mayor of Karachi, Pakistan, is a player in a brutal political game: the fight for control of one of the world's most crowded cities. Syed Mustafa Kamal says he wants to reshape his sprawling, dirty city. He must overcome a legacy of bad government — and violence.
  • Canada Bears Brunt of Fighting in South Afghanistan
    Arif Lalani, Canada's Ambassador to Afghanistan, says his country is still adjusting to its role in fighting the Taliban in Southern Afghanistan. He also says Canada is making progress in and around Kandahar — in both security and reconstruction. Lalani talks with host Renee Montagne.
  • U.S. Official: N. Korea to Declare Nuclear Programs
    The chief U.S. negotiator on North Korea says he expects Pyongyang to finally declare all of its nuclear programs soon. North Korea had promised to do that last December. But some experts say the Bush administration is getting a bad deal because it's desperate to have a foreign policy achievement in its last year in office.
  • Kennedy's Surgeon Deems Brain Surgery a Success
    Sen. Edward Kennedy is recovering from brain surgery at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Doctors removed part of a malignant brain tumor Monday after the Massachusetts lawmaker was diagnosed two weeks ago. His surgeon has called the procedure a success.
  • Summit on Food Crisis Scrutinizes Causes, Solutions
    World leaders are meeting at the United Nations food conference in Rome on Tuesday to deal with rising food prices. The three-day summit is at risk of being overshadowed by the attendance of controversial leaders from Zimbabwe and Iran.
  • Water, Food Shortages Squeeze Yemen
    Already one of the poorest countries by many measures, Yemen — a nation of roughly 22 million people — has been struck by severe droughts and depleted water supplies in recent years. Some Yemenis are calling the situation a potential time bomb.
  • S. Korea Revises Plan to Resume U.S. Beef Imports
    A week ago, South Korea's president said the country would resume full imports of American beef. Now, he says he won't allow in beef from older cattle — those more than 30 months old. The backpedaling came after widespread public protest. But the decision could threaten a broader free trade deal.
  • Barbie's Mattel Sues Maker of Bratz Dolls
    The popular Bratz dolls have been taking the spotlight away from Barbie. But toy-making giant and Barbie parent Mattel says it owns Bratz. The companies are in court, fighting over the exact moment that the designer came up with the idea for Bratz.
  • Inventor's Ashes Buried in His Creation: Pringles Can
    The man who designed the distinctive Pringles potato crisp can died a month ago. On Monday, a portion of Frederic Baur's ashes were buried — in a Pringles can.
  • No More Kinko's: FedEx Changes Copy Shops' Name
    FedEx bought the Kinko's chain of copy shops in 2004, and the name changed to FedEx-Kinko's. Now, FedEx says it is dropping the "Kinko's" and changing the name again — to FedEx Office.

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