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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Pawlenty introduces McCainPawlenty, others not giving up on McCain
    Arizona Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is struggling, but many of his key supporters in Minnesota remain firmly committed to the candidate.6:24 a.m.
  • Sex offenderState says cost of sexual assault is $8 billion a year
    The unprecedented attempt to quantify the cost of sexual violence measured the financial burdens from medical and mental health care, criminal justice costs, lost time at work and other factors.7:20 a.m.
  • Pioneer PressMore drama at both Twin Cities' newspapers
    The St. Paul Pioneer Press announced another round of buyouts, just seven months after its last round. And at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, union members voted overwhelmingly in favor of asking publisher Par Ridder to step down.7:25 a.m.
  • Map of the gulf's dead zoneNOAA says Dead Zone could be largest ever
    Federal officials estimate this year's Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" could be the largest ever measured. One cause for the larger than normal dead zone could be an increase this year in the size of the nation's corn crop.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Diplomats Discuss Disarming North Korea
    Diplomats meet in Beijing to lay out the next steps toward the goal of North Korea's full nuclear disarmament. The meeting follows the shutdown over the weekend of North Korea's main nuclear facility.
  • Intelligence Report Reasserts Al-Qaida Threat
    The National Intelligence Estimate says al-Qaida is a renewed threat to the United States and has a strong base in Iraq.
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Nicholson Resigns
    James Nicholson, the top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, says he will leave his post by Oct. 1. Under Nicholson, the agency was criticized for being unprepared to care for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Former Israeli Army Officer Designs 'Peace' Game
    Former Israeli Army Capt. Asi Burak helped create a Middle East peace video game called PeaceMaker. The goal of the game is to strategize about ways to "win the peace" between the Palestinians and Israelis.
  • Suicide Bomb in Pakistan Raises Fresh Fears
    A suicide bomber kills more than a dozen people near an outdoor stage where Pakistan's suspended chief justice was to make a speech. The bombing stokes fears of a wider conflict with Islamist militants after the crisis at Islamabad's Red Mosque.
  • Consumers Sue over Tainted Pet Food from China
    Consumers are suing companies that made, distributed and sold tainted pet food from China. But few are suing the Chinese companies believed to have caused the contamination. It's complicated to sue a foreign company with no presence on U.S. soil.
  • Life Without Goods Made in China a Challenge
    A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy chronicles how Sara Bongiorni and her family tried to live without buying anything produced in China.
  • Junk Food Makers to Halt Advertising to Kids
    Eleven of the nation's big food and drink companies agree to stop advertising to children under 12, unless their products meet certain nutritional standards. The announcement comes ahead of a Federal Trade Commission hearing on child obesity.
  • No One Energy Source for Future Economy
    The National Petroleum Council says powering the world's growing population and economy could require 50 percent to 60 percent more energy by the year 2030. That means more use of fossil fuels, biomass, nuclear power and alternative energy.
  • A Traveler's Bill of Rights for the Unfriendly Skies
    After spending one too many times stuck on the airport tarmac, Rich Moran wrote a suggested business traveler's bill of rights. His targets include laptop-blocking reclining seats and bathroom hogs.

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