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Twins to offer Women's World Cup on a big screen
Fans will be able to watch the U.S. play Germany in their semifinal game. ...
Running during Ramadan: Mohammad Zafar
Mohammad Zafar started a mile-a-day running club for the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunup to sundown. ...
Why is there gridlock at the Wisconsin Legislature?
A look at the main issues that have prevented the Republican-controlled Legislature from passing a budget on time. ...
Infant mortality much worse for black and American Indian babies in Minnesota
African-American and American Indian infants in Minnesota are more than twice as likely as white babies to die in the first year. State health leaders say reducing racial disadvantages will help. ...
When grace is amazing
Last week, as I’m sure you know by now, President Barack Obama broke into song at the funeral of Clementa Pinckney, killed in the attack on a Charleston, S.C., church. It was Amazing Grace, a song with a significant history of its own. MPR colleague Tesfa Wondemagegnehu today forwarded this es ...
Aspen Ideas Festival: Ben Rhodes on 'The Obama Doctrine: America's Role in a Complicated World'
Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the Iran nuclear deal, how the Cuba negotiations unfolded, combatting terrorism, the promotion of democracy, negotiating for hostages, and the pivot to Asia. ...
2 kids struck by lightning in Duluth area are improving
The children were injured in separate incidents Sunday as storms swept through northern Minnesota. The father of one of the victims, who was also hurt, remains in critical condition. ...
Podcast replaces books on summer ‘reading’ list
In Waltham, Mass., a Boston suburb, the summer reading list has substituted a podcast for a book. For the record, you can't read a podcast. ...
Republicans criticize looming commissioner pay hikes
Senate Republicans say they hope Gov. Mark Dayton will increase commissioner pay by just enough to keep pace with the cost of living. ...
10 new Minnesota laws that kick in July 1
Here's a look at some of the more interesting changes. ...
Chris Christie declares his candidacy for president
Declaring "America is tired of hand-wringing and indecisiveness and weakness" in the White House, the Republican said he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America." ...
Study: Fireworks increase pollution by 42 percent
A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study claims that Fourth of July fireworks increase pollution by 42 percent. ...
Is it a good idea to expand overtime eligibility?
President Obama is expected to release this week a long-awaited rule governing overtime that could affect 5 million people as soon as next year, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to NPR. ...
U.S.-Germany soccer match is showdown between world's top teams
Second-ranked U.S. plays No. 1 Germany in a semifinal tonight. They're battling for a spot in Sunday's final. ...
The Byrds and Dylan teamed up for No. 1 hit 50 years ago
Fifty years ago today, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds was the No. 1 song on the Billboard pop chart. ...
Got a second?
If you can stay up until close to midnight tonight, you'll get to tell your grandchildren about the time you stayed up until midnight for no good reason. At 11:59:59, the world will add one second to time. ...
Greece hours away from defaulting on IMF loan
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum on proposals from the country's creditors. He says European leaders won't let Greece exit the eurozone. ...
Rather quiet end to June after hail pummels Twin Cities
There's a risk of scattered thunderstorms developing later today from northwest to central Minnesota. The rest of the week looks to favor dry skies and comfortable temperatures. ...
A defense of the Confederate flag
Wade Yarbrough, of Apple Valley, waded into hostile territory in today's Star Tribune with his op-ed urging restraint in judging people who fly the Confederate flag. ...
Dozens dead in Indonesia Air Force plane crash
The C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff today into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city. ...
Right to Marry
The Supreme Court made a historic ruling as they declared same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Do you support their ruling?
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