MPR News Update, PM Edition for March 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Good afternoon! It's a pretty safe bet that when Minnesota's Department of Homeland Security was created, it wasn't to check to be sure that people riding the Green Line had purchased tickets. But that's exactly what they said they were doing on the Green Line today, writes MPR News blogger Bob Collins. | NewsCut | Forecast
- 5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament
The head of counterterrorism at London's Metropolitan Police, says four people have died in the terror incident in London, including an attacker and a police officer.
- New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals
Scientists who took a deeper look at dinosaur fossils suggest a different evolutionary history for dinosaurs, moving theropods such as T. Rex to a new branch of the family tree.
- The Supreme Court rules in favor of a special education student
In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress. | Live updates from Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation hearing
- GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears
A senior administration official said that 20 to 25 House Republicans remained opposed or undecided. That's a grave figure since united Democratic opposition means the measure crashes if 22 GOP lawmakers vote "no."
- Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks
The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready to carry oil.
- Viral video imagines Elmo getting fired over PBS budget cuts
The video shows an unseen man delivering the news to Elmo in a nondescript room. Elmo doesn't take the news well, complaining that he's worked at "Sesame Street" for 32 years.
- A memoir of deprivation, rain and penguins
Nell Stevens retreated to a remote corner of the Falkland Islands in an attempt to write a novel. She came away with something better.
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