Sen. Klobuchar to focus on Sotomayor as prosecutor The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings today for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee to replace Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Both of Minnesota's senators sit on the judiciary committee, and will have a chance to question Judge Sotomayor.7:20 a.m.
Mauer to participate in All Star home run derby The Major League Baseball All Star festivities begin today. Three Minnesota Twins players -- Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan -- will play in the All Star game tomorrow night for the American League. Tonight, Mauer participates in the home run-hitting contest.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Stress, Anxiety May Keep Women Smoking
Women may have a harder time kicking their smoking habit than men do. Researchers say women are more likely to get stressed and reach for a cigarette when trying to quit, meaning it takes them more tries to stop for good.
A Tech Fix For Illegal Government Snooping?
Law enforcement agencies vacuum up vast quantities of data in search of patterns that might suggest terrorist activity — raising fears that privacy may be violated in the process. New software helps track who is looking at what to enforce government accountability.
Taliban Use Guerrilla Tactics In Helmand Province
U.S. Marines newly deployed in the southern part of Afghanistan are under increasing attack by the Taliban. They are using hit and run guerrilla tactics as the American troops are trying to stabilize the region in preparation for next month's elections.
To Many Iraqis, U.S. Troops Have Not Faded Away
Nearly two weeks after U.S. combat troops officially pulled out of Iraq's cities, the government in Baghdad says the arrangement is going smoothly. Many Iraqis, however, aren't so sure and are questioning why American soldiers are still on their streets.
Californians Hold The Power Of The Proposition
The state's budget is in such crisis that it is issuing IOUs instead of checks. One factor in the state's complicated mess is the many voter-approved initiatives. As sloppy as the proposition process is, Californians like holding the power.
Preview: Former Calif. Governors View Crisis
Three former California governors will give their views of the state's budget crisis later on All Things Considered. Renee Montagne talks with Madeleine Brand, who will be co-hosting that show from NPR West for the next several weeks.
Tour De France: Armstrong 3rd After Pyranees
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong currently is third overall in this year's race. Monday is a scheduled rest day. Frankie Andreu has ridden in the tour and is a former teammate of Lance Armstrong. He talks with Steve Inskeep about this year's race.
Anti-Smoking Drugs May Have Psychological Effects
The FDA will now require warning labels on Chantix and Zyban, two popular anti-smoking prescription drugs that it says could spark changes in a patient, including depression, hostility and suicidal thoughts.
Retailers Clash Over Obama Health Overhaul Plan
When Wal-Mart came out in support of an Obama administration plan that would require large employers to provide health insurance for workers, the move angered the industry. The Wall Street Journal reports the National Retail Federation is sending a letter to Congress, urging members to oppose a health care mandate. The group says it worries about added costs.