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Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
Dutch investigators said the missile exploded less than a meter from the MH17 cockpit, killing three crew in the cockpit and breaking off the front of the plane. ...
Daily Digest: Dems debate tonight
Some items in the news worth considering as you start your Tuesday. ...
The ‘thoughts and prayers’ backlash
There have been so many "thoughts and prayers" extended after tragedies that the words no longer have any meaning, the New York Times' Mark Leibovich says in the Magazine's dive into politicians' (and others') attempts to get their name out there in the midst of tragedy. ...
What to watch for at Democrats' first debate
Hillary Clinton needs to appear likable and trustworthy, while Bernie Sanders needs to appear presidential. Others need to make the case for why voters should give them a look. ...
Will the U.S. follow China’s cap-and-trade deal?
China affirms a commitment to a cap-and-trade program for 2017. Will the U.S. follow? ...
World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces
SABMiller accepted in principle an improved takeover bid from Anheuser Busch InBev. The new company would control nearly a third of the global beer market. ...
Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor pleads guilty to drunken driving
In a plea deal, a judge gave Sydor 60 days in jail, to be served in installments over four years. ...
Playboy magazine to stop publishing nude images
The magazine makes the change as a result of competition from the Internet. ...
St. Paul officials want soccer stadium talks kept in dark
St. Paul leaders and the Metropolitan Council are trying to limit disclosure of information related to a potential Major League Soccer stadium. One expert says the city's secrecy arguments are weak. ...
DFL chair slams Woodbury, home of DFL politicians
DFL Chair Ken Martin provided a little how-to in alienating an entire city with his reaction to Jason Lewis' announcement that he's entering the race for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District, even though he lives in the 4th Congressional District. In this case, Woodbury. ...
UCare lays off 200 after losing state health business
The health insurer said the state's decision to pull its MinnesotaCare and Medicaid contracts is forcing it to slash more than 25 percent of its workforce. ...
USC fires Steve Sarkisian 1 day after putting coach on leave
Athletic director Pat Haden made the move one day after determining Sarkisian showed up at school in no condition to lead practice. ...
What happens when big food companies buy 'natural' food brands
Perdue Farms, a big poultry producer based in Maryland, bought Niman Ranch, which started as an idealistic group of farmers protesting against companies like Perdue. What happens next? ...
Dang beetles: Warm weather triggers Asian ladybug breakout
The Asian lady beetle descended on homes across Minnesota and Wisconsin over the weekend. Introduced to the U.S. to control pests, they've become quite the pests themselves. Yes, they bite. ...
SPCO concerts mix spiritual and secular, rock and classical
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's "Liquid Music" series explores worlds that don't often mingle. ...
200 years later, Fort Snelling looks for a makeover
Minnesota Historical Society officials will ask lawmakers to approve more than $30 million in next year's bonding bill for a new visitors center at Fort Snelling as the historic site's bicentennial approaches. ...
Minnesota Rep. Ellison backs Sanders for president
Ellison’s endorsement means the Vermont senator now has support from two members of Congress. Ellison is the first member of Minnesota’s House delegation to back Sanders for president. ...
Exhibition delves below deceptively simple surface of Hemingway's prose
A collection of first drafts, letters, outtakes and photos on display in New York City illuminate the inner workings of Ernest Hemingway's meticulous writing process -- failures, flaws and all. ...
Koch political network expanding 'grassroots' organizing
The groups funded by the Koch brothers have run lots of TV ads, but now they're making a big community-organizing push. They have the money to do it, too, vowing to spend almost $1 billion in 2016. ...
Large crowds, governor cheer students returning to Oregon college
A mass shooting came on the first week of classes at Umpqua Community College; this past weekend, families and loved ones held memorial services and funerals for many of the victims. ...
Right to die
California looks to become the fifth state to pass a right-to-die law. Do you think Minnesota should have such a law?
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