Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Calls for Archbishop Nienstedt's resignation over handling of abuse get louder The call for change among lay Catholics is rising after an MPR News documentary showed how three Twin Cities archbishops kept quiet about priests who sexually abused children. 6:20 a.m.
Cespedes wins the Home Run Derby, Morneau and Dozier win the local crowd Though the rules changed this year to showcase more players and speed up at-bats, the point of the derby remained the same: To win, a player had to hit the most home runs. 7:25 a.m.
Historic Southern Theater poised for revival In recent years the Southern Theater has been a far cry artistically from its heyday. But the historic institution is undergoing a rebirth. 8:45 a.m.
Morrissey wants new song to stick in your head Today's Morning Edition music is from Morrissey who is hoping that this song will get stuck in your head because you like it. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Hamas Mulls Egypt's Cease-Fire Proposal
Israel says it has accepted a cease-fire proposal put forward by Egypt to end hostilities with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. What's still not clear are the intentions of Hamas.
Air Raid Sirens Keep Israelis On High Alert
Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli author Etgar Keret about tensions on the streets of Tel Aviv during the current violence with Hamas, and what the difference is between peace and compromise.
Artists Try To Fuse Cultural Differences Between Miami And Cuba
A visiting artist from Cuba joins two Cuban-American artists from Miami for a discussion on what life is like for a typical Cuban family.
Vegas Authorities Bust Up World Cup Betting Ring
The illegal gambling operation is accused of taking millions of dollars in bets on FIFA World Cup soccer games.
Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero?
A new graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang re-imagines the Green Turtle, a mysterious superhero created during World War II, as the American-born son of Chinese immigrants.
U.S.-Trained Iraqi Army Failed To Stand Up To Insurgents
Steve Inskeep talks to retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, an author of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, about U.S. military strategy and policy during and after the Iraq war.
Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find
Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.
VW To Expand Chattanooga Plant
German automaker Volkswagen will add 2,000 new jobs at the Tennessee plant. They'll make a new seven-passenger SUV.
Coal-Burning Power Plant To Give New Life To Texas Oil Field
About 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide will be captured annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then the CO2 will be injected into a nearby oil field to help boost crude production.
Chocolatier Lindt To Buy Russell Stover
Russell Stover has a long history, a large distribution network and loyal U.S. customers — the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghirardelli and Lindor.
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