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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Anthony Hernandez and Dustin GillardAustin teens win C-SPAN competition - again
    For the second year in a row, two Austin teens have won C-SPAN's "Student Cam" documentary competition. Last year Anthony Hernandez and Dustin Gillard won the grand prize for their documentary on illegal immigration. This year they took first for their Iraq war video.8:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Hamas Gaining Upper Hand in Gaza Fighting
    Fatah militia increasingly beseiged in fighting described as approaching all-out civil war between the government factions.
  • New Groups Said to Join Fray at Lebanon Camp
    As fighting at a Palestinian refugee camp enters its fourth week, the death toll keeps rising. Meanwhile, the battle revives questions about other armed factions operating in Lebanon.
  • Stakes High for Las Vegas Water Czar
    Southern Nevada "water czar" Patricia Mulroy has used finely tuned negotiation skills, political savvy and her own special brand of municipal tough love to keep Las Vegas from running out of water.
  • Texas Town Remembers Soldier Lost in Iraq
    Army Spc. Matt LaForest enlisted after high school. He was 21 when small arms fire took his life in the Iraqi city of Taji. He had been in Iraq less than one month when he was killed.
  • Insurgents Attack Revered Shiite Mosque
    Suspected Sunni insurgents blow up the minarets of a revered Shiite mosque in the city of Samarra, sparking fears of increased sectarian violence.
  • Tijuana's Upper Crust Crossing Border, Too
    The drug violence in Tijuana, Mexico, spills across the border into San Diego. Conditions in the border town have prompted many affluent Tijuana residents to move to San Diego to avoid kidnapping and death threats in Mexico.
  • African Security Conference Focuses on Turmoil
    The Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa, representing spy agencies from dozens of nations, gathers to discuss armed disputes, organized crime, mercenaries and other problems the continent faces.
  • Lawmakers to Challenge China's Currency Practice
    Lawmakers will unveil another bill targeting China for its alleged unfair currency practices. But the Bush administration plans to reject calls to formally accuse Beijing of manipulating its currency.
  • Tech Leaders Seek Computer Efficiency
    A group of Silicon Valley heavyweights hopes to make computers more energy efficient. By streamlining components within the computer, designers could save a lot of electricity that's now wasted as heat.
  • New CEO May Mean New Job for the Ranks
    A new study, "Surviving Your New CEO," draws the striking conclusion that if your company brings in new management, you have about a two-in-five chance of leaving. The new boss often has been given a mandate to make changes.

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