Sabo leaves politics as he served: low-key When Congress reconvenes next month, Rep. Martin Sabo will be out of politics for the first time in 46 years. Sabo wasn't a flashy politician. He preferred to work behind the scenes on issues.6:50 a.m.
Gutknecht looks to the future U.S. Rep. Gil Gutknecht says he'd like to return to radio, now he's lost his seat to Democratic challenger Tim Walz. Gutknecht was Minnesota's most conservative members of Congress who served more as team player rather than a leader.7:25 a.m.
Radke retires after 12 seasons Brad Radke announced his retirement yesterday, after 12 years as a fixture in the Twins' pitching rotation. His colleagues say Radke will also be remembered for the determination he showed in pitching through the persistent injuries that finally ended his career.7:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
A Close Bond Sheds Light on Race Relations
High school seniors Amanda Fernandez and Sarah Luzietti have been close friends since ninth grade. Their interracial friendship extends beyond the walls of their school, but they say the world does not always embrace them.
Job Hunters Seek Winning Edge in Video Resumes
Some job candidates hoping to stand out from the competition are posting video resumes online to boost their chances of getting hired. But federal employment officials say companies should handle video resumes with care.
Sectarian Violence Erodes Sistani's Influence in Iraq
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is the leading Shiite religious figure in Iraq. But many Shiites are becoming frustrated with his lack of direct engagement in politics, and his influence has been eroded by continuing sectarian violence.
President Considers Increasing Iraq Troop Levels
Robert Gates, the new secretary of defense, makes his first official visit to Iraq on the same day that a story in The Washington Post says President Bush is considering adding troops to the fight in Iraq.
'Letters from Iwo Jima' Astonishes with Empathy
Clint Eastwood continues to astonish. His latest film, Letters from Iwo Jima parallels his recent Flags of Our Fathers, but it takes audiences to a place that would seem unimaginable for an American director.
Star NBA Player Iverson Traded to Denver
The Denver Nuggets have acquired Allen Iverson from the Philadelphia 76ers in a multi-player deal. Iverson had recently requested a trade from the only NBA team he has played for.
Watching for Signs of Stability in Bangkok Market
Global investors are watching Thailand, where stock prices are recovering after their biggest single-day sell off in 16 years. Bangkok's stock market lost nearly 15 percent of its value Tuesday after the central bank imposed new rules on foreign investment in its stock market.
Central Office Sounds for the Home
For home offices that sound as silent as a graveyard, there is an audio CD that turns your home office into a bustling downtown office with recorded background noise.