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Ventura wins $1.8M in defamation suit After days of deadlock, a jury has sided with former Gov. Jesse Ventura, finding that he was defamed in a book. The decision came just a day after the jury sent a note to court saying it could not reach a verdict.
Waseca dad: Son is no killer A day after a Waseca County judge dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old charged with planning to kill his family and as many students as he could at his high school, the boy's father said he doesn't believe his son would have carried out the plan.
1st-degree murder charges in Schunk killing Anarae Schunk's ex-boyfriend Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and his current girlfriend Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, each face one count of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder. The indictment supersedes the previous charges of second-degree murder.
St. Paul stash house suspect pleads guilty Antonio Navarro and the three other men are accused of kidnapping and torturing two Minneapolis teens they suspected of stealing drugs and money from the house in a quiet St. Paul neighborhood.
Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever. If that happens, the lever may not show the correct gear, increasing the risk of a crash.
Q&A: Michelle Rhee on teacher tenure challenges In Vergara v. California, lawyers argued that the state's teacher tenure system hurts poor, minority students and a judge ruled that several relevant state laws violated students' right to an education as spelled out in California's Constitution. The Vergara ruling is already reverberating across the country. NPR spoke with Michelle Rhee, founder of StudentsFirst and a teacher tenure critic, aboutthe ruling.
Google founders: End the 40-hour work week "Most people like working, but they'd also like to have more time with their family or to pursue their own interests," said Google founder Larry Page. What would the impact be on the economy if that were the standard?
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Phil Picardi newscasts weekday mornings and occasionally fills in as Morning Edition host when Cathy Wurzer is away. His duties include compiling, writing and delivering newscasts, sending out a morning news headlines text, and writing news banner headlines and news stories for air later in the day.
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