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Monday, September 9, 2013

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  • Moose Lake Correctional FacilityInmates, sex offenders may test same-sex marriage law
    Legalizing same sex marriage has raised a host of questions for Minnesota officials -- from the relatively simple, like how to replace the words "husband" and "wife" on forms, to the more complicated, such as whether two incarcerated people can marry.6:20 a.m.
  • Irrigating farmlandMany more Minnesota farms relying on irrigation for bigger yields
    So far this year, farmers have applied for 466 irrigation permits -- more than twice the number of applications in all of last year. And data compiled by state officials show many farmers hope to irrigate even more of their fields.7:20 a.m.
  • Joique BellLions beat Vikings 34-24
    Reggie Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help the Detroit Lions pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Sunday.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Presses Lawmakers For Authorization On Syria
    Ahead of his prime-time address to the American people on Tuesday, the president and his advisers have scheduled a series of meetings to try to sway lawmakers into supporting a military strike.
  • Pentagon Prepares For Strikes On Syria
    President Obama has asked Congress for the authority to attack, citing evidence that Syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people. Planners must tailor strikes that are not too aggressive to satisfy legislators who don't want the Syria crisis to escalate. But they must develop plans that would be robust enough to make a difference in the war to satisfy others.
  • Humanitarian Aid Agencies Brace For Fallout From Syrian Strikes
    Millions of Syrians have poured into refugee camps, where food, water and health services are scarce. As the U.S. prepares for possible military action, aid agencies are preparing for thousands more people to flee and worsen the humanitarian crisis.
  • It's OK To Protest In China, Just Don't March
    China runs the largest censorship machine in human history, researchers say. But Harvard studies of Internet postings in China suggest that even vitriolic criticisms of leaders and state policies are not what officials want to censor.
  • New Documentary Tells The Story Of J.D. Salinger's Life
    Few writers loom larger in the literary world than the late J.D. Salinger, whose The Catcher in the Rye has sold more than 60 million copies. Salinger spent the first part of his life lusting after literary success and the rest of it recoiling in horror at the consequences of his passion.
  • Trail Life USA, The 'Other' Boy Scouts Of America
    A new faith-based boys group is taking shape, just three months after the Boy Scouts of America decided to change its membership policy to allow gay youth to join. The group, Trail Life USA, calls itself a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts, and says it will focus on adventure, character and leadership.
  • From Birth, Our Microbes Become As Personal As A Fingerprint
    Trillions of microbes live on and in the human body, tucked into very different ecosystems. Some like the dark, warm confines of the mouth. Others prefer the desert-dry skin of the forearm. The biggest and most active collection of microbes hangs out in the gut.
  • Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Could Be Sold
    Neiman Marcus is reported to be in a deal to be sold for $6 billion. Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are the joint interested parties looking to make the deal, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • Verizon, FCC Go To Court Over Net Neutrality
    Opening statements in the court case FCC vs. Verizon begin Monday. This case could determine the FCC's legal ability to enforce the principle known as net neutrality. At issue is whether the federal government may block Internet service providers from slowing or blocking certain online content.
  • How Many Lives Does 'One Life To Live' Have?
    Fans of the soap opera One Life to Live are worried their beloved show is going away for good. It left network TV last year for the Internet. A legal dispute has shut down production all together, and it might not restart.

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