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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Somali sex ring suspectsCommunity members say they saw warning signs of alleged sex ring
    Even before details of an alleged multi-state prostitution ring came to light this week, a lot of people were worried. Somali-American community members and social workers say they came across a number of warning signs, including brazen solicitations for sex.7:20 a.m.
  • David ByunSchools work to enroll minority students in AP classes
    As part of the effort to close the achievement gap between white and minority students, educators across the state are trying to get more minority students into Advanced Placement classes.7:25 a.m.
  • Bachmann victoryBachmann faces uphill battle on the Hill
    The newly elected Republican majority in Congress meets next week to choose its leaders. They'll elect the Speaker of the House, the majority leader, the whip and a few lesser known posts including "conference chair." That's the number-four position in the House Republican caucus, and it's the one Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann hopes to win. But in spite of her national profile and unmatched frundraising prowess, Bachmann appears to be the underdog in the race.7:45 a.m.
  • Duluth hopes Lake Superior's cool water attracts Google
    As Google scours the nation for a location to begin work on a proposed city-wide data network, officials in Duluth are quietly hopeful they're on the company's short list.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Near Kandahar, Key Test Of Afghan War Plan Unfolds
    A company of the 101st Airborne Division in Panjwaii tries to cut Taliban supply lines and win the support of locals. It offers a focused look at the overall U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan. Watching closely are the Taliban -- and the top ranks of the U.S. military command.
  • Bush's New Memoir Covers His Life's Critical 'Points'
    George W. Bush's memoir, Decision Points, comes out Tuesday. It's not a chronological account of the former president's life; instead, it focuses on moments when he had to make critical decisions.
  • Cholera Cases Spur Containment Efforts In Haiti
    The threat of Hurricane Tomas has passed, but Haiti is facing a cholera outbreak. Amid fears that the deadly waterborne disease could spread quickly in the crowded camps for earthquake survivors, aid agencies and the government are working to contain it.
  • Warnings Overlooked In Case Of American Tied To Mumbai Attacks
    David Headley, an American man known to U.S. authorities as a convicted drug dealer with ties to radical Muslims, was able to slip through the cracks to help plan the Mumbai hotel attacks of 2008. Steve Inskeep talks with Stephen Coll, head of the New America Foundation, about how it happened.
  • Soldier From Illinois Killed During 9th Deployment
    After nine tours of duty, Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Grider was killed in Afghanistan in September on his 30th birthday. Friends and family say despite the frequent deployments, Grider was still the happy-go-lucky kid they all called "Hank," and that he had found his calling in the military. Rachel Lippmann reports for St. Louis Public Radio.
  • U.S. Officials Suggest 2014 Exit From Afghanistan
    U.S. Defense officials said Monday that Afghanistan should be ready to handle its own security by 2014.
  • Helping Homeowners On The Verge Of Foreclosure
    Two Missouri Realtors go door-to-door offering some free assistance to homeowners who are within days of eviction. But it's hard to get clients because homeowners facing foreclosure seldom answer mail, phone calls or even their front door.
  • Colorado's Sen. Bennet On His Narrow Election Win
    Renee Montagne talks with Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet about his very close election last week and what he and other Democrats plan for the next Senate session.
  • Chrysler Reports Loss Of $84 Million Last Quarter
    Detroit's smallest carmaker managed to cut its losses in half during the most recent quarter and says it now expects to turn a profit for the year.
  • High Court Case Tests Bans On Class-Action Suits
    The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that focuses on whether a company can include a ban on class legal actions in its contracts. Both sides say that if they lose, the results will be calamitous.

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