• Student debt weighs down women more. Blame the wage gap
    Women have made gains in the workplace but there's still a wage gap. Although attending college costs the same for both genders, women are more burdened by student loan debt after graduating. They spend a higher proportion of their salaries on paying off debt because, well, they have lower salaries to work with than men -- from the very start.April 6, 2014
  • Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment
    As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it -- because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab.April 6, 2014
  • Lucrative illegal animal trade thrives in Southern California
    From sea cucumbers to deadly scorpions, exotic-animal trafficking is a multibillion-dollar business. Here in the United States, Southern California is a hub for distribution.April 5, 2014
  • Witnesses: Dispute came before Fort Hood shooting
    The soldier who is believed to have killed three people in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, had argued with fellow soldiers over paperwork shortly before violence erupted Wednesday, according to numerous accounts.April 5, 2014
  • Defying Taliban threats, Afghans vote for next leader
    Millions of Afghans lined up to vote for a new president Saturday, despite warnings of violence from the Taliban. Saturday's historic vote begins what would be the first democratic transfer of power for Afghanistan; President Hamid Karzai has served for two terms and is not allowed to run for a third under the country's constitution.April 5, 2014
  • Man accused of stalking terminally ill girl, 13
    Waukesha County authorities have arrested a 30-year-old man accused of stalking a terminally ill 13-year-old girl.April 5, 2014
  • Heroin-related deaths rising in Minnesota
    Minnesota has seen an alarming rise in heroin-related deaths in recent years and a tenfold increase in the number of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction.April 5, 2014
  • 'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US
    Heroin is spreading its misery across America. And communities everywhere are indeed paying. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman spotlighted the reality that heroin is no longer limited to the back alleys of American life. Once mainly a city phenomenon, the drug has spread -- gripping postcard villages in Vermont, middle-class enclaves outside Chicago, the sleek urban core of Portland, Ore., and places in between and beyond.April 5, 2014
  • Sturgis 8th grader captures geographic bee
    An eighth-grader from Sturgis Williams Middle School has taken top honors at the 2014 South Dakota state-level Geographic Bee.April 5, 2014
  • Marquette grant will help study virtue, character
    Marquette University and a philosophy professor are the recipients of a $2.6 million grant to study the development of human virtue and character.April 5, 2014
  • Wolves' Cunningham accused of choking girlfriend
    A criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court says his girlfriend told police they got into an argument early Thursday at his suburban Minneapolis home. She told police he grabbed her around the neck and slammed her against the wall.April 4, 2014
  • Man pleads guilty in Fargo homicide; 3 others charged
    Nineteen-year-old Wade Garrett pleaded guilty Friday to felony murder in the March 14 death of 26-year-old Rolandas House, whose body was discovered near a grocery store.April 4, 2014
  • Three shot, wounded overnight in south Minneapolis
    A suspect approached the vehicle in south Minneapolis early Friday morning and shot its three occupants.April 4, 2014
  • Rwanda, 20 years after genocide
    On this week's Friday Roundtable, we reflect on Rwanda's past, present and future.The Daily Circuit, April 4, 2014
  • AP photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan
    Anja Niedringhaus, a photographer for the AP, died and Kathy Gannon was seriously injured when a man opened fire. They were in a car in eastern Afghanistan. The gunman is reported to have been a police officer.April 4, 2014

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