Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Endless rain, flood threats dampen business bottom lines As the state surveys the damage from weekend storms in the northern and southern parts of the state, some businesses are looking at slimmer margins and fewer customers. 5:35 a.m.
FBI chief: Americans fighting in Syria not just a Mpls. problem Nine months into the job, the head of the FBI says the trend of young Americans going to Syria to fight with extremist groups keeps him up at night. 6:45 a.m.
You say it's your birthday? McCartney calls in sick Today's Morning Edition music is from Paul McCartney and his song "Save Us" which is a track off his latest album "New." Today is Sir Paul's 72nd birthday. McCartney had planned to be touring the U.S. right now, but he is still recovering from a virus that he contracted while on tour in Japan. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Iraq's Dwindling Christians Wonder If It's Time To Leave Iraq
Residents of the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul have fled to the village of al-Qoush. Among them were about 40 Christian families, a sign of just how few Christians are left in Iraq.
Troubles Put Aside, Brazilians Embrace World Cup
In World Cup action Tuesday, Brazil and Mexico played to a draw. Despite the dashed hopes of the home team, Brazilians are feeling more buoyant generally about hosting soccer's biggest tournament.
Bitter, Incomplete Divorce Blamed For South Sudan's Fighting
What happened after Africa's biggest country split in two? Renee Montagne talks to James Copnall about his book, A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce.
International Space Station Gets Espresso Machine
An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.
Whitewater Rafting Companies Benefit From Abundant Snowfall
Near-record snowpack in the central Rockies means rivers in Colorado are running high this year. The turbulent waters have resulted in a number of deaths.
Iran Monitors Fast-Moving Islamic Insurgency In Iraq
The U.S. has engaged Iran in talks on responding to the crisis in Iraq. Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute talks to Renee Montagne about the reaction in Iran to events across the border in Iraq.
A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts
Swaying triple time has besotted dancers and musicians alike around the globe. But the quintessential high-society dance has surprisingly indecent roots.
As Exasperation Mounts, French Rail Strike Turns Violent
The French rail strike has enters it second week and train workers have clashed with riot police in Paris. The latest poll shows the striking train drivers are losing public support.
Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive
A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies, known as benefit corporations, also promise to create a tangible benefit to communities and the environment.
Dunkin Donuts To Open 5 Stores In California
The company says it expects to eventually open 1,000 shops in California. There were about a dozen Dunkin Donuts there in the 1990s, but they closed more than a decade ago.
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