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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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  • Should juveniles go to prison for life?
    There's a debate today in Minneapolis that deals with a very difficult moral question: Are there some crimes so heinous we should lock the perpetrator up and throw away the key, even if that person is a juvenile? The University of St. Thomas School of Law will host the debate over whether life without parole is ever appropriate for juvenile criminals.6:20 a.m.
  • Visitors to the Steele County Free FairCounty fairs look to use Legacy money for barns, cultural programs
    Fair managers say they will pursue some of the money to improve fairgrounds facilities, but some are questioning whether that would fit the Legacy Amendment's intent.7:20 a.m.
  • Anoka-Hennepin lawsuitAn intriguing mix of case law behind Anoka-Hennepin LGBT lawsuits
    Two lawsuits over the treatment of gay students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District offer something old and something new for legal observers.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Libyan Rebels Haven't Sewn Up Tripoli Victory Yet
    There is confusion in Libya over just what progress the rebels have made in their battle to take the capital Tripoli. It also raises questions about what is happening with the transitional government in the rebel capital of Benghazi.
  • Egypt Asserts New Dynamic After Clashes With Israel
    A recent conflict between Egypt and Israel looked as though it might spiral out of control. It started when Israeli troops killed five Egyptian security personnel. James Hider, Middle East bureau chief for The Times of London, talks to David Greene about how Egypt is determined to flex its new foreign policy identity.
  • Judge Expected To Dismiss Strauss-Kahn Charges
    It's back to court for former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday. New York City prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to dismiss all criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn because they aren't sure the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault is telling the truth.
  • Will Strauss-Kahn Return To French Politics?
    Reports from New York suggest a judge will drop all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The news will likely have mixed reaction in France, where people are sharply divided over their feelings toward the former head of the IMF.
  • Spain's Parliament To Debate Austerity Package
    Members of the Spanish parliament are cutting their vacations short for an emergency debate on the government's austerity plan. Spain's huge debts are contributing to the financial chaos in Europe, and the Spanish government is trying to find a balance between stimulus and deficit reduction, ahead of an upcoming election.
  • Songwriter Jerry Leiber Has Died
    Half of one of the 1950's most successful songwriting duos died in Los Angeles Monday. He was 78.
  • Conditions At California Prison To Be Reviewed
    The state's most dangerous convicts sometimes find themselves spending years in isolation at the Pelican Bay prison. Prison officials say it's the only way to safely house the worst of the worst. But faced with massive overcrowding and unrest, California is considering making changes to how it handles its toughest prisoners.
  • Rahm Emanuel's First 100 Days As Mayor: 'I Love This'
    Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel served two presidents, represented Illinois in Congress, and on Tuesday, will mark his 100th day as mayor of Chicago. He promised early to put his own mark on Chicago as he took on the city's challenges. Some think he's succeeding.
  • S&P President Sharma To Step Down
    Devin Sharma apparently had been planning to resign for awhile. But the announcement comes only weeks after the rating agency's unprecedented move to strip the U.S. of its AAA credit rating. Sharma will be replaced by an executive from Citigroup.
  • Ford, Toyota To Collaborate On Hybrid Truck
    Ford Motor Company and Toyota say they'll remain tough competitors even though they are working together to develop a fuel-efficient, affordable hybrid truck.

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