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Monday, November 6, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ban opponentsSouth Dakota prepares to vote on abortion
    South Dakota lawmakers approved an abortion ban earlier this year. A group opposed to the ban referred the law to a public vote.6:50 a.m.
  • Vote for.....Governor candidates stay on message in final debate
    Tax topics took top billing Sunday night as the debate season closed in Minnesota's tight race for governor.7:20 a.m.
  • Campaign notebook
    Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Mike Mulcahy about the major political events of the weekend.7:25 a.m.
  • Acknowledging the crowdSenate candidates get final crack at swaying voters
    Amy Klobuchar continues to hold a major leads in all of the independent polls, but Mark Kennedy believes he's closing the gap in the final days of the election.7:40 a.m.
  • A closer look at the tax issue
    Would rolling back income tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans cause small businesses to cut jobs?7:45 a.m.
  • Vote hereWhat you need to know to vote
    Election judges are preparing to help voters cast their ballots and deal with any potential promlems at the polls.8:25 a.m.
  • Monday markets
    Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell about the marketplace.8:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Missouri Senate Race Remains Close to the End
    Missouri is neither red nor blue, and the U.S. Senate race there is one of the closest in the nation. The race between Sen. Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill has been tight since spring.
  • Christian Voters Show Signs of Strength Again
    Conservative Christian groups have been working vigorously to energize conservative voters for Tuesday's midterm congressional elections. Recent polling shows that the effort may be working.
  • Saddam Verdict Provokes Sectarian Reactions
    The death sentence handed down Sunday to Saddam Hussein and two of his co-defendants had many Iraqi Shiites celebrating. But many Sunni-Arab Iraqis were upset by the verdict, believing the trial was unfair.
  • Federal Intervention Fails to Solve Oaxaca Crisis
    ­­­Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca remains mired in social crisis, with demonstrators demanding that the state's governor resign. The demonstrators have retreated to a public university, but show no sign of backing down.
  • Five California Firefighters Remembered for Bravery
    A public memorial was held in Southern California on Sunday for five firefighters killed by a wildfire blamed on arson. The memorial service drew thousands of area residents, along with dignitaries and firefighters from across the country.
  • Emphasis on Alzheimer's Cure Debated
    One hundred years ago, German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer first described the puzzling symptoms now known as Alzheimer's disease. Billions of dollars have since gone to research for a cure, but some scientists think that money is better spent on prevention and care.
  • Wall Street Watches Elections for Clues
    Investors will be closely watching Tuesday's election for clues about how the new Congress will approach financial issues. Historically, the Dow Jones Industrial average has gained about three percent in the eight trading days around an election.
  • Second Life: Real Money in a Virtual World
    The Web site Second Life has built a booming virtual economy around animated characters called avatars. For a few pennies here or a dollar there, participants can accessorize their avatars with new clothing, a car, even a house.
  • Banks Ordering More $2 Bills
    Beginning in 2001, Federal Reserve officials say banks and other financial institutions started asking for more $2 bills. Last year banks ordered $122 million in $2 notes, twice as many as they usually ask for.
  • On Campaign Trail, Bush Praises Saddam Verdict
    President Bush hailed Saddam Hussein's death sentence Sunday, saying it's a milestone in Iraq's effort to stabilize the country. Mr. Bush spoke about Iraq's former leader as he made several campaign stops.

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