Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Rumors, fears keep many Latino immigrants away from food stamps Latinos are more likely than whites to live in poverty and they have a harder time finding their next good meal, Census and other data show. Many, though, are reluctant to take advantage of food stamps. Stigma, language, and complex eligibility rules all play into historically low participation rates among Latinos in the nation's largest nutrition program. 7:20 a.m.
Wild target Vanek in free agency The NHL free-agent market opens officially tomorrow, and the Minnesota Wild are courting former University of Minnesota star Thomas Vanek. 8:45 a.m.
Jayhawks re-issued albums to be released Tuesday Today's Morning Edition music puts the focus on tomorrow, when fans of the Jayhawks will be able to get their hands on re-issued versions of three of the band's albums. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
For Iraqis, A Ramadan Filled With Fear And Uncertainty
It's typically a holy month of reflection for Muslims, but Iraqis face a bleak Ramadan this year. Extremists have taken over much of the country and show no sign of easing their fighting.
Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case
The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term Monday. It will decide whether health insurance that for-profit employers offer workers must include birth control over the employer's religious objections.
Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply
Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.
Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters
The father of one of the 19 firefighters who died a year ago in the Yarnell Hill Fire wants to create shelters that better shield against direct flames.
1950 World Cup Ticketholder Gets Tickets For 2014 Game
Sanch Belmot, 85, missed the 1950 World Cup final to be with his dying mom. Brazil lost that match. His old ticket will go into a museum in exchange for 3 tickets to this year's final.
In Unofficial Referendum, Hong Kong Voters Demand Change
Residents of the Chinese territory went to the polls for democratic change. The vote was not binding, but organizers are threatening mass demonstrations if the results aren't heeded.
Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets
When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.
Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns
Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.
GM To Announce Compensation Plan For Faulty Ignition Switches
General Motors says that the switches were responsible for at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes. CEO Mary Barra has said that there will be no cap on payments.
In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence
Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.
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