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  • Tim FrankoBest of 2013: New CPR device
    Tim Franko received CPR for two hours and 45 minutes after a recent heart attack. Doctors believe it's the longest CPR in a case where a patient who had no heartbeat was successfully revived. But it's not the only recent case in Minnesota of a really long resuscitation.6:40 a.m.
  • Gov. Mark DaytonRepublicans sharpen criticism of MNsure
    DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and fellow Democrats are big supporters of the federal health care law that allowed for the creation of MNsure. The Republicans who want to defeat them in 2014 are not.7:20 a.m.
  • Townhomes in JacksonJobs coming to SW Minn. bring housing woes, too
    Local leaders in southwestern Minnesota cheered when tractor manufacturer AGCO announced plans to expand operations and add jobs. Then the worrying began: Where would the new workers live?7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success
    Momentum to pass tighter gun laws surged after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a year ago. But a provision to expand background checks failed in the Senate. In that loss, gun control activists say they learned some important lessons from those who lobbied against them.
  • Drug Stores Rx For Profits: Offer More Than Prescriptions
    Earnings are skyrocketing at drug stores — Walgreens alone saw its earnings grow nearly 70 percent in the last quarter. Drug stores no longer handle just prescriptions and selected sundries. Big chains now compete with grocery stores and sandwich shops. Consumers are also shopping there for holiday gifts.
  • Shavit's 'My Promised Land Examines Israel's Complexities
    Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli journalist Ari Shavit about his new book My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. Shavit attempts to capture the complexity and contradictions of modern Israel by examining his country's history.
  • Illinois Man Tries To Profit Off Fake 'Star Trek' Device
    An Illinois man was accused of soliciting $25 million from investors for a fictitious device. Named after Dr. McCoy in the science-fiction series, it supposedly delivered medical data like the tricorder on the TV show. Prosecutors said his actions were valid only in another dimension.
  • Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports
    Earlier this month, China imposed a ban on shellfish imports from most of the U.S. West Coast after finding two bad clams. The move is hitting Washington state particularly hard. State agencies estimate businesses there are losing as much as $600,000 a week.
  • A Christian Musician With More Questions Than Answers
    Josh Garrels says his music tries to "peel back layers" of what it means to be a Christian. He says he's given away 153,000 digital copies of his breakout album, Love & War & The Sea in Between.
  • Why Tatiana Maslany Is The Most Overlooked Actress Of 2013
    In a year filled with great TV performances, our critic says the work of one actress stood out above all others. Tatiana Maslany of the BBC show Orphan Black plays seven different characters, all clones raised in wildly different circumstances.
  • Southwest Airlines Lags In On-Time Arrivals
    Southwest Airlines finished last in on-time arrivals in October — the last month for which statistics are available. According to the Department of Transportation, Southwest's on-time arrival rate was 78.8 percent. It was the second month in a row the airline came in at the back of the pack.
  • More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News
    In 1965, a majority of the world survived on less than 2,000 calories a day per person. Now, 61 percent of people worldwide have access to 2,500 or more calories each day.
  • Frustrated Documentary Maker Opens Cafe In West Bank
    Small businesses make up the vast majority of companies in the West Bank. Before opening a cafe, Palestinian Tariq el-Ayyan worked on documentary films. Two months in, the cafe seems to be succeeding, with two paid employees and steady traffic.

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