A List You Don't Want to Make For years, innocent travelers have been subject to extra scrutiny at airports that seems unwarranted, if not silly. In many cases the traveler shares the name of someone on a terror watch list, and that triggers a closer review. But there's a renewed push to clear the names of the innocent and speed their way through security checks.7:20 a.m.
U of M rolls out welcome wagon The first ever "Welcome Week" at the University of Minnesota kicks off today. It's a six-day program of activities that this year's Freshmen are required to participate in.7:53 a.m.
Future Tense with Jon Gordon Visual presentations are critically important in the workplace, but very few people know how to do them well, according to the woman who helped created Al Gore's traveling slide show, "An Inconvenient Truth."8:20 a.m.
Will my cell phone work? Will my cell phone work in and around the Xcel Energy Center during the Republican National Convention?8:41 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Biden Plays Second Fiddle (And Attack Dog)
Sen. Joseph Biden will deliver the prime-time speech at the Democratic convention Wednesday night. The VP candidate previewed his remarks at an economic roundtable, where he equated a GOP victory in November with tax cuts for the wealthy and a more conservative Supreme Court.
Take The Olympics. Give Me My NFL, Please
When it comes to the people who run sports, look out for federations — and for officials wearing blue blazers. Commentator Frank Deford says team sports are easier to run than individual sports, and domestic sports are more manageable than international ones. That means the NFL trumps the Olympics.
Culture Resurfaces In Sadr City As Violence Falls
Street life in the neighborhoods is picking up, with vendors, hawkers and street games of table soccer resurfacing. Residents of Sadr City credit the area's radical Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for the quiet in their impoverished neighborhood.
Clinton: 'A Single Party With A Single Purpose'
Hillary Clinton did everything she could Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver to help unify the party. She urged her supporters that, no matter how painful, they get behind Barack Obama. She said Democrats must prevent another White House win by Republicans.
Clinton Delegates Await Roll Call Vote
Hillary Clinton's moment in the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention in Denver had been much anticipated. Many Clinton delegates say they won't be ready to move on and support Barack Obama until they get a chance to vote for her in Wednesday's roll call tally of the states. The details of the roll call vote are still being worked out.
Sen. Stevens Wins Alaska's GOP Primary
Six Republicans have fallen short in their attempt to unseat Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. Stevens won the GOP primary with 63 percent of the vote. He faces what looks like a tough challenge from the mayor of Anchorage in November.
Aid Ship Diverted From Port Guarded By Russians
The United States will not dock a Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid in the Georgian city of Poti. Russian forces are posted on the outskirts of the port city. A U.S. embassy spokesman says the ship will dock well south of where Russian and Georgian forces clashed this month.
The Volleys Of TV's Political Analysts
Political pundits live for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions. But when it comes to what political analysts are saying about the Democratic National Convention going on in Denver, viewers aren't always getting an independent assessment of events.
In 1948, Democrats Weathered Civil Rights Divide
The 1948 Democratic convention was divisive and chaotic. And unlike today's highly scripted affairs, the delegates did far more than just wave signs and cheer. Sixty years ago, they played a major role in shaping the civil rights movement in America.