More predicted to receive food aid after rule change Beginning Monday, tens of thousands more Minnesotans will qualify for food assistance, when new guidelines go into place for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- what we used to call food stamps.6:25 a.m.
Walz, Demmer in tight race for Minnesota's 1st District In a contentious race in the 1st Congressional District, Republican challenger Randy Demmer says Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has hurt the district with his votes on key issues. But the latest poll in the contest shows Walz building a lead.7:45 a.m.
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Midterm Results To Chart Course Of Obama's Term
For the past two years, the president has had strong Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. He has used those majorities to push sweeping legislation through Congress against the almost unanimous opposition of Republicans. After Tuesday, those Congressional majorities will almost certainly shrink -- and may disappear altogether. He's making one last push to hold on.
Rep. Boehner Cast As 'Man Who Would Be Speaker'
Ohio Rep. John Boehner is the leader of the House Republican caucus. He will certainly return to Washington for the next Congress with a stronger hand -- and possibly a chance to be the next Speaker of the House. Boehner spent the weekend campaigning on behalf of candidates for Congress across his home state of Ohio.
Dozens Killed In Iraq Church Siege
Islamic militants stormed a church in central Baghdad and held about 120 Christians hostage Sunday before security forces stormed the building and freed them. At least 47 people were killed. The militants were demanding the release of female insurgents when security forces stormed the building.
A Look At Yemeni Group Tied To Bomb Plot
Steve Inskeep talks with Gregory Johnsen of Princeton University, an expert on terrorist groups in Yemen, following the discovery of two package bombs mailed from Yemen and intended for destinations in the U.S.
Will Kenya's Attempt To Root Out Graft Take Hold?
In Nairobi, a city cemetery tells a story about corruption and how it dogs the average Kenyan from birth to death. Investigators are trying to change the culture of kickbacks and graft, but average people wonder if it will last.
Train The Brain: Using Neurofeedback To Treat ADHD
A growing number of parents of children with ADHD are trying a noninvasive treatment called neurofeedback, which is relatively simple and doesn't involve drugs. Studies suggest it helps, but the treatment is still unproved, expensive and time-consuming.
Annie Murphy Paul: A Writer Explores Fetal Origins
The author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives says her research into fetal origins helped her see that pregnancy isn't just about waiting for birth — it's an opportunity to improve the health and well-being of the next generation.
Factories In China Report Surge In New Orders
Chinese factories are reporting a six-month high in new orders, according to figures out Monday. Normally, production slows at this time of year. The manufacturing surge comes even as exports to China's biggest trade partners, including the U.S., remain flat.
In Their 90s, Working For More Than Just A Paycheck
Increasingly more Americans are working past the age of 65. At Vita Needle Co. in Needham, Mass., nearly half of the employees are senior citizens, some working in the factory even into their 90s. For the seniors, work gives them a sense of purpose. For the company, hiring seniors is good business.