Instant runoff voting FAQ Instant runoff voting advocates are pushing for more Minnesota cities to follow suit, with the eventual goal of using it for statewide elections. Here are some frequently asked questions about it.6:20 a.m.
New concerns raised over blacktop sealant runoff A long-standing ritual of homeowners - sealing their blacktop driveways - is getting new scrutiny from the state of Minnesota because sealant from driveways and parking lots may be washing off into ponds and streams as hazardous waste.7:20 a.m.
Favre triumphant in return to Lambeau The Minnesota Vikings now have a 7-1 record this season. They beat the Green Bay Packers 38-26 yesterday in Brett Favre's highly anticipated return to Lambeau Field. Favre threw four touchdown passes to lead the Vikings over the team he previously led for 16 seasons.8:35 a.m.
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Challenger Pulls Out Of 2-Man Runoff In Afghanistan
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will apparently remain in power. Karzai's only challenger dropped out of the runoff Sunday. Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah cited concerns about a corrupt election process. Abdullah was widely expected to lose in the next round, and power sharing talks had failed.
Dissident Iranians Live In Limbo In Iraq
A group of Iranian dissidents living in Iraq since the 1980s poses a dilemma for the U.S. government. The Mujahedeen-e Khalq organization was given U.S. military protection in 2003 after the American-led invasion of Iraq, but now the Iraqi government wants it out. The trouble is that the Iranians don't want to leave.
All Saints Day Brings French Families Together
While Americans spent the Halloween weekend dressing up and dishing out candy, families in France have a different tradition. On All Saints Day they gather at family graves, in a gesture of remembrance. The occasion is usually not somber and melancholy, but more a celebration of family ties.
Yankees 1 Game Away From Clinching Series Title
The New York Yankees are one victory away from winning their 27th World Series. They beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 Sunday night in Philadelphia. The Yankees take a 3-1 lead in the series. New York can clinch the title with a victory in Game 5 Monday night in Philadelphia.
Boost Your Flu IQ: Your Questions Answered
With the swine flu virus more widespread than ever and concerns about availability of the vaccine circulating, we solicited your questions about the pandemic. NPR's health editors teamed up with experts to tackle your questions.
Retail Lender CIT Group Files For Bankruptcy
CIT Group Inc. provides financing to about 1 million small and mid-sized businesses. Its bankruptcy filing Sunday could be one of the biggest in U.S. corporate history. The government lent CIT more than $2 billion a year ago. Taxpayers will probably lose that money as a result of the bankruptcy.
Self-Interest May Not Benefit Society As A Whole
John Cassidy, a writer for The New Yorker, talks with Renee Montagne about his new book How Markets Fail. Free market believers say that when individuals act in their own rational self-interest, society benefits. But that theory has skeptics — including Cassidy.
Lehman Bros. Art Auctioned For $1.3 Million
Hundreds of paintings that once adorned the walls of failed banking giant Lehman Brothers were sold at Freeman's Auction house in Philadephia on Sunday. The collection sold for about $1.3 million, which is double the original estimate.
National Politicians Watch Off-Year Elections Closely
Tuesday is Election Day. Among the most-watched races are gubernatorial contests in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as a pair of special congressional elections. The off-year elections are being watched by national politicians as a referendum on President Obama and his party.