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The myth of mental health parity
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank learned what thousands -- maybe millions -- of other Americans have already learned recently: Getting help for mental illness is an impossible task. ...
Kobe Bryant announces retirement (in the form of a poem)
"My heart can take the pounding / My mind can handle the grind / But my body knows it's time to say goodbye," he writes. ...
The language of resentment
Why do the people who want to lead the country act as though it's a burden they're forced to endure? ...
The Planned Parenthood shooting victims: An Iraq vet and a mother
Local media are naming Ke'Arre Stewart, an Army veteran and father of two, and Jennifer Markovsky, a mother of two, as victims of the attack, which also killed police officer Garrett Swasey. ...
Why negotiators at Paris climate talks are tossing the Kyoto model
The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 didn't slow down the gradual warming of the planet. Now governments meeting for a two-week summit are trying an a la carte approach. ...
147 world leaders gather in Paris for U.N. climate conference
During his opening speech, President Obama said that "no nation -- large or small, wealthy or poor -- is immune" to the ills of climate change. ...
In devastating downturn, Iron Range ‘hangs in there’
A movement that has been growing in parts of the U.S. has reached the Iron Range. People are making or buying hats, scarves, and gloves and then leaving them tied to trees or other public locations for people to take if they need them. ...
Daily Digest: Post-turkey update
Some items in the news you may have missed over the long weekend. ...
Kyoto treaty fizzled, but climate talkers insist Paris is different
The 1997 Kyoto treaty set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that many nations didn't meet. This time, stakes are higher and all countries will be asked to set and meet their own limits. ...
For farmers, great harvests can bring on hard times
Record crops are causing prices to drop. Most farm sectors are struggling to make money. ...
Minnesota researchers quietly prep for next bird flu fight
The avian influenza strain that devastated some Minnesota poultry farms last spring behaved like no other and fooled the industry into making some mistakes. ...
Waiting for charges, protesters hold worship service
Prosecutors have until noon today to charge four men connected with last week's shootings near the 4th Precinct police station. Sunday, protesters stood together against racial hatred. ...
Loneliness can warp genes, damage immune system
A study tracked 141 people over five years. Researchers measured how lonely the participants felt and took blood samples to track the activity of genes involved with immunity and inflammation. ...
A Nigerian retelling of 'Purple Rain'
Three decades after Prince's film premiered, it got a remake filmed in Niger, featuring members of a nomadic group of people known as the Tuareg. ...
Winter storm arrives Monday: Heavy wet snowfall
It now looks like all systems are "go" for our biggest snowfall event of the yet young winter season so far Monday and Tuesday. ...
What we know about the alleged Planned Parenthood shooter
As Colorado Springs held vigils for those killed during a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic, we are learning more about the alleged gunman and his possible motive. ...
Body found by searchers looking for missing man
Twenty-four-year-old Tyler Berg was last seen at his apartment in St. Cloud on Nov. 22. ...
Mpls. police canvas neighborhood after fatal shooting
Minneapolis police said they're going door to door Sunday on the city's north side to tell neighbors that a suspect in a shooting Saturday night is in custody. ...
Sheriff investigating overnight police scuffle
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident overnight when Brooklyn Park police officer's gun went off in a scuffle. ...
Monday Winter Storm Watch details
Winter storm watches have been hoisted for Monday for the Twin Cities and all of southwest Minnesota. ...
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