Minnesota Public Radio Stories
- Wave of police early retirements opens door to new hires
Anyone who wants to be become a police officer in Minnesota will find it a good time to look for work.7:20 a.m.
- Minn. companies see Hobby Lobby case as opportunity for broader restrictions
A closely watched Supreme Court ruling will likely set a precedent for Minnesota companies challenging the contraceptive coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act.7:40 a.m.
- Union votes at two charter schools could open door to others
In a state that pioneered the charter school movement, the two Twin Cities unionized charter schools stand out. Whether those votes mark a new era for the state's teacher's union is up for debate.8:20 a.m.
- 25 years ago, Milli Vanilli hit No. 1 then soon crashed
Twenty-five years ago today, July 1, 1989, the act Milli Vanilli hit No. 1 in the U.S. for the first time with this song "Baby Don't Forget My Number."8:40 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
- Supreme Court Wraps Up Term Issuing 2 Major Decisions
One order issued by the court is a major setback for President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and a victory for for-profit corporations. The other is a major defeat for public employee unions.
- High Court's Contraception Ruling Draws Strong Reactions
Reaction to the Hobby Lobby case was as divided as the decision itself. The justices ruled that businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care act.
- Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules
The Supreme Court ruled that in-home care workers, who are paid by the state, are not similar enough to government employees to have to pay fees that help cover the costs of collective bargaining.
- Journalist Reflects On Karzai's Legacy After Rare Access To Afghan Leader
Renee Montagne talks to Afghan journalist Mujib Mashal about his recent profile of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in The Atlantic magazine.
- IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce
The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual prowess on Jeopardy. Now after analyzing a massive number of recipes, Watson has come up with its own sauce.
- Democracy Protesters In Hong Kong Call For Free Elections
Thousands of demonstrators are expected march on Tuesday to demand greater freedom in choosing their leaders. The protest comes on the 17th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule.
- U.S. Plays Belgium In World Cup's Knockout Stage
The U.S. men's soccer team is back in action on Tuesday at the World Cup in Brazil. There is no room for error in the match against Belgium — lose and the U.S. team is finished.
- Rivalry: Spanish Speakers Flood Portuguese-Speaking Brazil
Most Brazilians speak English and Spanish with an accent. But Brazilians seem to take great offense to World Cup visitors speaking Portuguese with an accent.
- French Bank To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe
BNP Paribas pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions law. It admitted that it helped clients in Sudan and other countries evade U.S. trade embargoes through its New York office.
- Supreme Court Ruling Draws Attention To Business Lingo
Monday's Supreme Court ruling regarding Hobby Lobby and contraception used the business phrase: closely held for-profit corporations. What exactly does closely held mean?