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Monday, August 5, 2013

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  • Karen NybergVideo: Minnesotan aboard space station talks about health, fitness
    Vining native Karen Nyberg, one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, is serving as flight engineer for Expedition 36. She flew to the space station on a Russian-built Soyuz space craft in May.6:20 a.m.
  • Sen. Amy KlobucharKlobuchar in Iowa: Friendly visit or presidential politics?
    Although there are nearly 1,200 days until voters pick the next president of the United States, political junkies are following every politician's movements in and out of Iowa for signs of a possible bid for the White House. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's scheduled appearance in Iowa has sparked speculation about her future, given that she is often mentioned as a potential Democratic presidential candidate.6:45 a.m.
  • AdopteesMagazine for adult adoptees raises issues of alienation, racism and loss
    When many people think of adoption, they tend to focus on the adoptive parents and the baby they bring home. But less attention is paid to what becomes of those babies. Starting Monday, a new online magazine called Gazillion Voices aims to provide a voice for adult adoptees around the country.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Outlook For U.S.-Iran Relations Brightens With Rouhani
    Iran inaugurated its new president over the weekend. President Hasan Rouhani is a moderate who has called for dialogue with the United States. Both countries have expressed an interest in talking again. Linda Wertheimer talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about U.S.-Iran relations.
  • Remembering 6 Shooting Deaths At Wisconsin Sikh Temple
    One year ago Monday, six people were shot and killed at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek. Members of the temple are marking the anniversary with prayers, meals and public service. Sikhs, federal officials and others say they're striving to build stronger relationships and reduce violence.
  • To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain'
    When civil rights worker Jack Hansan traveled to Washington to participate in the march, the fear of violence breaking out was very real. But the father of four knew he had to be there, not just to witness history, but also to play a part in changing it.
  • Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil
    The world's soil is in trouble. Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert. To make sure that doesn't happen, researchers are testing out innovative ways to keep moisture in the soil.
  • When Treating Abnormal Breast Cells, Sometimes Less Is More
    The question of how to treat ductal carcinoma in situ is roiling the medical profession, and making for tough choices for women. The condition may never become invasive cancer. But some women choose to have mastectomies rather than live with uncertainty.
  • White House Overturns Trade Ruling Involving Apple
    Over the weekend, the Obama administration vetoed a ban on imports of older iPad and iPhone models. This kind of White House veto hasn't happened since 1987. The decision by the U.S. trade representative reverses a ruling by the International Trade Commission.
  • WTO Sides With U.S. In Poultry Dispute With China
    The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of the U.S. in a long-standing trade dispute over allegations China unfairly imposed anti-dumping tariffs that restricted American poultry exports. China could appeal the WTO decision.
  • Beetle Infestation Helps Open Shuttered Saw Mills
    Saw mills are re-opening in Colorado and Wyoming after a long lull in the timber industry. They're harvesting and processing trees that have been killed by beetle infestation. Beetle killed wood is just as strong as regular wood.
  • Burger Nestled Between Ramen Noodles Bun
    The tangles of instant noodles are being turned into burger buns in New York. The chef behind this beef-hugging noodle innovation is testing out the idea for a full ramen burger-themed restaurant.
  • Washington Stresses Seriousness Of Terrorist Threat
    Nineteen American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa will remain closed all week. That after U.S. intelligence picked up a threat of terrorist attacks by al Qaida and its affiliates. Over the weekend, the State Department issued a travel alert to Americans warning of planned attacks.

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