MPR News Update for Dec. 1, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The ability to see through the eyes of another is a quality that Thoreau once described as miraculous. A new show at Instinct Art Gallery in Minneapolis hopes to inspire that kind of empathy in everyday life. | Arts & Culture
- No guns, $500K bail ordered for alleged 4th Precinct protest shooter
A judge ordered alleged shooter Allen Scarsella to have no contact with the others charged in the shooting near the Jamar Clark protests. Another defendant's lawyer said his client was no white supremacist and voted for President Obama. | NewsCut: Ellison loses influence on police shooting protest
- Obama on climate change: 'I actually think we're going to solve this thing'
At a news conference in Paris, Obama said that climate change is probably the hardest kind of problem for politicians to solve, yet despite the hurdles, he's optimistic. | Climate Change
- Lawsuit: Ex-Children's Theatre head sexually abused students
Two people who say they were sexually abused years ago by former employees of the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis are filing a civil lawsuit.
- UnitedHealth CEO terms ACA exchange growth a 'bad decision'
The Minnetonka-based insurer lowered its 2015 outlook last month after detailing steep losses from the public insurance exchange business. | Business
- 'Suspicious' results force Minn. nursing aides to retake exam
State health officials say 569 people must retake tests to become federally qualified nursing assistants after "suspicious" patterns were found in testing at Inver Hills Community College.
- 'Unprecedented': What ISIS looks like in America
A new report glimpses life "inside the bubble of American ISIS sympathizers, a diverse and diffuse scene that the FBI estimates include hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals."
- 'Fargo' recap: You gonna be nice?
Peggy and Ed Blumquist get away to the cabin for the weekend — and they have a man in their trunk for the trip. | Subscribe to the podcast
- Best books to give (and get): Young adult picks
Supernatural still reigns supreme, but this year's mix of young adult novels has plenty of heart, history and real-life drama to read and read again. | The Thread
- ICYMI: To its arts info labels, Mia adds a little human interest
Curators find that patrons want to know an artist's story, not just the dates. | Arts
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