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  • Live: Hank Aaron's 715th home run re-enacted
    On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth and becoming baseball's all-time home run king -- a record that held until 2007. On the 40th anniversary of the iconic homer, ESPN.com presents a live re-enactment of Aaron's record-breaking achievement. Follow along here.April 8, 2014
  • City of Austin kills logo inspired by Spam
    It was a functional logo that would've worked well if a sardine plant also relocated to the city. But, alas, the rollout of the new logo was a dud and it lasted just three weeks before the Austin City Council voted down the idea, according to the Austin Daily Herald.April 8, 2014
  • Expecting a stadium to give us a good team was an impossible dream
    The Twins aren't a good team; that much can't possibly be a surprise to the region's baseball fans, who also abandoned the team in the '90s at the Metrodome, long blamed for diminishing the "baseball experience." Who is to blame for this? Where to start?April 8, 2014
  • Railroads lay out safety campaign after deaths rise in 2013
    At this time last year, the railroads were proudly calling 2012 their safest year ever as derailments and crossing accidents kept declining. But last year, the number of trespassing deaths rose by 47, or 11 percent, to 476, and the number of deaths in accidents increased nearly 8 percent to 250.April 8, 2014
  • Smallest opening day crowd ever at Target Field as Twins fall to Oakland
    Twins officials say the 35,837 fans in the stands watched another disappointing stat unfold, too: This was the Twins third home opener loss in row. The A's beat the home team 8 to 3.April 8, 2014
  • Photos: A different kind of triple play on opening day at Target Field
    Spring arrived in Minnesota at the same time as baseball and the hope of a new season. While Minnesota Twins fans flocked to Target Field for the home opener, photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson tried a new way to capture the mood of the new season.April 8, 2014
  • Where's Ukraine? And does it matter?
    There are a couple of competing ways to look at the graphic on this post, from a survey asking people in the United States to indicate where Ukraine is. One is, "Wow, are people ever ignorant." The other is: "Wow, Americans got it right a lot of the time. For Americans."April 8, 2014
  • Tribal leaders gather to parse federal land settlement
    Hundreds of land managers from more than 70 American Indian tribes across the country are in the Twin Cities this week to discuss implementing a landmark settlement with the federal government.April 8, 2014
  • Tear gas in Lexington after Kentucky loses NCAA final
    Shirtless youths streamed into the streets and lit fires soon after Kentucky's 60-54 loss to Connecticut on Monday night. Some were crying and others hugging after the defeat.April 8, 2014
  • How the CIA tried to use 'Doctor Zhivago' against the USSR
    The CIA recognized the novel's "great propaganda value," according to a 1958 memo, and had the novel printed and disseminated. The agency called the book "a passive but piercing exposition of the effect of the Soviet system on the life of a sensitive intelligent citizen."April 8, 2014
  • If Jesus never called himself God, how did he become one?
    When Bart Ehrman was a young Evangelical Christian, he wanted to know how God became a man, but now, as an agnostic and historian of early Christianity, he wants to know how a man became God. Ehrman is the author of several books about early Christianity, including Misquoting Jesus and Jesus Interrupted.April 8, 2014
  • Oakland ruins Minnesota Twins' home opener
    Kevin Correia has found himself right in the middle of Major League Baseball's new replay system early this season. He sat through a long review in the third inning of the Twins' home opener Monday before giving up six runs on nine hits in 5 2-3 innings as the Twins lost 8-3 to the Oakland Athletics.April 7, 2014
  • Minnesota's 3,000-case immigration court backlog
    Nationwide, there are more than 350,000 cases in the immigration justice system.The Daily Circuit, April 7, 2014
  • U of M hires Stollings as women's basketball coach
    Marlene Stollings has four seasons as a head coach on her resume, the last two at VCU.April 7, 2014
  • A green approach to funerals, burials
    People are seeking ways to be friendlier to the earth, right to the end.The Daily Circuit, April 7, 2014

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