MPR News Update for Feb. 11, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Minnesota voters can weigh in on the presidential race come March 1. Knowing where to go is half the battle. | Election 2016
- In milestone, scientists detect waves in space-time as black holes collide
A U.S.-led team says it has seen gravitational waves from two black holes merging together. It is the first time humanity has directly detected such waves. | NewsCut: A 'win' for the value of wonder
- Judge rejects Minnesota ISIS suspects' 'combatant immunity' claim
A federal judge has dismissed arguments made by men allegedly trying to join ISIS that they are enemy combatants and so should have conspiracy murder charges against them tossed out. | Full coverage: Called to Fight
- Fargo police: Officer shot during standoff has died
Officer Jason Moszer was struck by the suspect's gunfire after responding to a report of domestic violence. He later died. Police say the suspect, Marcus C. Schumacher, is also dead.
- Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI
The surrender played out over a phone call on an open line streamed live on the Internet by an acquaintance of occupier David Fry.
- Roseville officers fatally shoot man who stabbed police dog
Officers were called to an apartment building about 10 p.m. Wednesday because neighbors heard pounding and breaking glass coming from the man's unit.
- Attorney: Red River levee needed regardless of diversion
Three 8th Circuit Court of Appeals judges heard arguments Thursday on whether to allow construction of a ring levee south of Fargo, N.D., to move forward. | Related: Red River flood diversion project gets funding boost
- Democratic debate: 4 things to watch tonight
Sanders and Clinton meet Thursday night in Milwaukee. It will be their first face-to-face matchup since Tuesday's New Hampshire primary where Sanders beat Clinton by more than 20 points. | Politics
- Gallery: Posters to inspire the next generation of space explorers
A NASA lab released a series of posters Wednesday that Invoke the aesthetics of atomic age tourism posters of the 1950s, while looking toward future space travel.
- Art Hounds: John Denver and molten iron
This week on Art Hounds: a tribute to John Denver and a hot molten valentine. | Arts
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