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Thursday, September 30, 2010

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  • Rally supportersMPR-Humphrey Poll: Obama could struggle in MN in 2012
    Republicans could pose a serious challenge to President Barack Obama in Minnesota in 2012, suggests a new MPR News-Humphrey Institute poll. But it depends on the type of candidate.7:20 a.m.
  • Closing roads in St. PaulHigh waters heading to St. Paul have roots in spring rains
    National Weather Service hydrologists say the Minnesota River will go over flood stage this weekend in Savage, south of the Twin Cities. And in St. Paul, the Mississippi river fed by the Minnesota will exceed flood stage by Sunday.7:25 a.m.
  • Tim PawlentyDonors funding multiple Pawlenty PACs in Iowa, N.H.
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty heads to New Hampshire today to campaign for Republicans running for governor and Congress in that state, the governor's fourth trip to the Granite State and another sign he is building the foundation to run for president in 2012.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • White House Eyes Youth Vote Ahead Of Midterms
    College students and young voters played a big role in President Obama's election two years ago. Polls show they still support him and the Democrats, though not by the record margin they did in 2008.
  • NAACP Hopes March Will Empower Black Voters
    The NAACP hosts a rally this weekend in Washington D.C. with hundreds of other organizations. They're trying to promote good jobs, education and greater equality for black voters. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous talks to Steve Inskeep about the march, midterm elections and the tea party.
  • Syrian Youth Unprepared For Market-Driven Economy
    Though Syrian youths are more educated than ever before, the country has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment in the Arab world. The problem stems in part from a mismatch of skills in the country as it transitions from a state-controlled economy to a market-driven one.
  • Germany To Settle Last World War I Debt
    Germany will finally pay off the last of its debts from World War One on Sunday, which happens to be the 20th anniversary of German reunification. Ari Shapiro talks to David Wroe, from the German news website The Local, about the end of Germany's World War One reparations.
  • In Brazil, Lula Stumps For His Hand-Picked Successor
    Brazilians may not know her well, but they are likely to choose Dilma Rousseff as the country's next president in Sunday's election. The wildly popular current president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, handpicked her and she promises to continue his economic policies.
  • Postwar Bosnia Hamstrung By Ethnic Divisions
    As voters head to the polls Sunday for elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina, deep ethnic rifts remain. Many younger voters have no memory of the 1992-95 war, but still live life segregated by separate Muslim, Croat and Serb communities.
  • Data: 1 In 4 Homes Deeply Discounted
    Nearly one in four homes sold in the second quarter of this year were foreclosures, according to the research firm RealtyTrac. The company estimates banks will take over a record 1.2 million homes this year -- up from a million last year. Those foreclosed homes sold for 26 percent less compared to homes not in foreclosure.
  • Gulf Oil Spill Claims Process Streamlined
    The claims process for businesses hurt by the Gulf oil spill may finally be working. Since the weekend, checks totaling $340 million have been sent to businesses -- almost doubling the total amount that's been paid out.
  • For-Profit Colleges Hold Rally Against Loan Rules
    Colleges that are run for profit are rallying against a proposal to limit how much money their students can borrow. With the Senate holding a hearing on the for-profit colleges, several schools bused in students for a rally at the Capitol.
  • Am-Ex Study: Affluent Eating More Fast Food
    A new study by American Express found that "ultra-affluent" consumers have spent nearly 25 percent more on Big Macs and Whoppers this year compared to last. The company defines ultra-affluent as those who charge more than $7,000 a month on their credit card.

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