MPR News Update, PM Edition for July 27, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Good afternoon! Donald Trump made an unprecedented move today when he urged Russian agents to "find" his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's emails and release them. Trump was referring to the ongoing controversy surrounding the private server Clinton used while secretary of state. "This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. That's not hyperbole, those are just the facts," Clinton senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement. | Related: Why would Vladimir Putin want to leak the DNC emails? | Forecast
- Water managers take public comment after seven floods at Minnesota-Canada border
For 15 years water levels on Minnesota's border lakes have been governed the same way, and the area has flooded seven times. This week the public will help decide if water level management should change.
- Songwriter finds inspiration in MPR series on Bruce Kramer
Anna Schulze was so touched by Cathy Wurzer's "Living While Dying" series that she wrote "Don't You Fade Away," featured on her new album.
- Bill Clinton counters the greatest criticisms of his wife in DNC speech
Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked presidential nominees in U.S. history. | Related: 'First dude'? Why Bill Clinton could make a powerful first spouse
- Wisconsin girls lose appeal in Slender Man attack
Two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please a fictional horror character will be tried as adults.
- Read up: What books do Trump, Clinton need to read before becoming president?
If you could recommend one book to this year's presidential candidates, what would it be? What book would help them understand the nation they want to lead? | Complete coverage of Election 2016
- Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case
After four trials ended without convictions, Baltimore prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody.
- Alan Page, former Supreme Court justice and Viking, tackles bias in court
Former Supreme Court Justice Alan Page talks about bias in the legal industry - and about race, racism, and disparities in other parts of society.
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