White Earth Nation welcomes adoptees home Across the nation, thousands of American Indian children were adopted into non-Indian homes.
The White Earth Nation is making a special effort to reconnect those adoptees with their birth families and culture.6:20 a.m.
Mark Seeley talks weekend weather
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked about the latest weather news with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley. They also looked ahead to the weekend forecast.6:54 a.m.
Macalester College honors history-making coach Macalester College in St. Paul is honoring a former football coach that made history. Don Hudson was the nation's first black head football coach at a predominently white college when he led the Macalester team from 1971-1975. The school is marking the milestone this weekend.7:50 a.m.
Mystery: Who Took the Head of Ulysses S. Grant?
In an odd bit of history, Ulysses S. Grant was revered in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau. A metal statue of the former U.S. president recently went missing, only to be found buried — headless and sliced into pieces.
Opening Doors and Hearts at the Plaza Hotel
The Plaza first opened its doors at the foot of Central Park 100 years ago this week. For 45 of those years, doorman Ed Trinka has greeted hotel guests and passers-by with a smile and a "Good morning!"
Crow Cam Captures Creative Behavior in the Wild
Tiny cameras taped to the tail feathers of wild crows are giving scientists a new perspective on the bird's behavior. Researchers have been able to observe the birds using tools as they forage.
Contractors Working Overseas Subject to U.S. Law
Lawmakers pass legislation making U.S. contractors operating overseas accountable under U.S. law. The legislation comes after the recent shooting deaths of Iraqi citizens by Blackwater USA, the North Carolina-based private security firm hired to protect U.S. State Department officials in Baghdad.
Iraq Neglects Displaced Countrymen
Iraqis continue to flee their homes to escape sectarian killings. The Iraqi Red Crescent says more than 2 million people are internally displaced. It struggles to help them with the assistance from U.N. agencies outside the country, but it says support from the Iraqi government is lax.
Russia's Putin Says Prime Minister Job 'Realistic'
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would be happy to become the pro-Kremlin United Russia Party's top candidate in December's parliamentary elections. The easiest way for Putin to stay in power after the presidential election would be to transform the weak office of prime minister into a powerful one.
Report on U.S. Torture to Affect DOJ Top Post
The White House says the United States does not torture. That was the response to a report in The New York Times citing Justice Department memos clearing painful interrogation of terror suspects. The memos will likely make confirmation more difficult for the Attorney General nominee.
Sen. Obama Lingers in Iowa Ahead of Votes
There are less than 100 days until the Iowa caucuses, which will mark the first actual voting in this long presidential campaign. And Sen. Barack Obama, who trails Sen. Hillary Clinton as frontrunner, is in Iowa urging voters to sign on to his movement.
Sept. Jobs Report to Show Economic Health
The government is due to release monthly job numbers, an indicator that gives a glimpse of where the economy is headed. The last jobs report was a bit of a shock: employment actually fell for the first time in four years, which sent the stock market plunging.
Arizona Tax Scam Case Affects Thousands
Oct. 15 is the deadline to file 2006 taxes for those who requested an extension. But for thousands of people who relied on Accountable Business Services in Gilbert, Arizona, it may be too late. The tax scam leaves them to pay big time.