Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Mapping 24 hours through cinema's watches and clocks "The Clock" is a 24-hour film that acts as a sort of clock itself -- by pairing up each minute with a film clip displaying that time. 7:25 a.m.
Hennepin County will no longer hold inmates for immigration officials without court order Immigrant rights advocates and civil libertarians hailed the decision as a way to help build trust between immigrant communities and local law enforcement -- and save taxpayer dollars. 7:40 a.m.
Metro Transit touts new Green Line The Green Line opens to the public on Saturday. The eleven-mile route connects downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Brian Lamb, Metro Transit's General Manager, about the new line. 7:45 a.m.
Black flies: Everywhere, looking for a meal (that means you) It's turning out to be quite the year for black flies. Up north, loons are abandoning their eggs. They're fleeing the insects attacking them at their nests. Black fly counts are up too in the metro area. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Mike McLean, who's with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, about the matter. 8:45 a.m.
How Harrison inspired McCartney to write 'Band on the Run' Today's Morning Edition music is from 40 years ago today, when Paul McCartney and Wings had the number one song on the pop charts. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
After Primary Defeat, Cantor To Step Down As Majority Leader
House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his house seat in a surprising primary battle to college professor Dave Brat. During a news conference, Cantor declined to offer an analysis on why he lost.
Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals
With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.
Hagel Defends Bergdahl Exchange Before House Panel
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explained why the Obama administration agreed to swap five top Taliban leaders for the release of an Army enlisted man, who willingly left his post in Afghanistan.
How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?
We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.
One Day, World Cup May Be Out Of This World
At a news conference on Wednesday, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said, "We shall wonder if one day our game is played on other planets."
Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws
The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.
Islamist Militants Gain Ground In Northern Iraq
Sunni Islamist militants have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit and appear to be preparing an assault on Baghdad. Americans fought and died trying to prevent that from happening.
Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.
'Lego Movie' Caught In Amazon's Battle With Warner Home Video
In much the same way it's fighting with publisher Hachette, Amazon is battling with Warner Home Video over terms for its DVD releases. Amazon is denying advance orders of The Lego Movie.
Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production
Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.
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