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Priest abuse in four chapters; excessive heat warnings issued; mourning a brother on flight MH17

Monday, July 21, 2014

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  • Cathedral of St. PaulBetrayed by Silence: An investigation in four chapters
    A detailed exploration of the roots of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Twin Cities -- in documents, audio, photos and video -- from the cover-up tactics that Archbishop Harry Flynn fine-tuned in the bayous of southern Louisiana to the secrets kept in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
  • Hillary Clinton at Common Good BooksHillary Clinton greets big crowd in St. Paul
    She held a book signing at Common Good Books, which is owned by Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor wasn't present at the store as Clinton arrived, but he left her a limerick on the store whiteboard
  • Cooling off in Belgrade, SerbiaEarth breaks heat record 2 months in a row
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010's old record by one-twentieth of a degree.
  • Playing in Wirth LakeTwin Cities under excessive heat warning
    The weather agency says humidity will make it feel more like 100 to 110 degrees. That's led to an excessive heat warning for seven Twin Cities counties, including Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Ramsey, Hennepin, Scott and Carver counties.
  • A girl holds a candle in Kuala LumpurMinnesota man lost brother in Flight 17 disaster over Ukraine
    Drew Ryder said his brother Arjen, and sister-in-law Yvonne, were returning from a vacation in the Netherlands to the family's home in western Australia when the jet went down.
  • Sarah WellingtonMinnesota gears up to enter medical marijuana business
    The Legislature approved medical marijuana in pill and oil forms this spring. The state's health department is now ramping up its Office of Medical Cannabis, the regulatory group that will oversee medical marijuana production and use. It's expected to name a director this week.
  • Minnesota GOP candidatesBurned before, GOP governor hopefuls quiet on abortion, gay marriage
    The four Republicans running for governor in next month's primary aren't saying much about a topic important to many Republicans: social issues.
  • Space walkHow we could discover intelligent life beyond Earth
    Top scientists believe we have the technology and resources to find extraterrestrial life in the next few decades.
  • Prepare to be disgusted: Mayfly hatch underway
    As you slip on dead mayflies over the next few days, try to remember that it's indicative of a river's health.
  • Filling out a job applicationYouth unemployment crisis hits African-Americans hardest
    For young people between the ages of 16 and 24, unemployment is more than twice the national rate, at 14.2 percent. For African-Americans, that rate jumps to 21.4 percent. Discrimination could be a factor. But so is a sluggish economy, experts say.
  • Pres. Obama at Minnehaha ParkSome US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs
    The 13 U.S. states that raised their minimum wages at the beginning of this year are adding jobs at a faster pace than those that did not, providing some counter-intuitive fuel to the debate over what impact a higher minimum has on hiring trends.
  • R.J. Reynolds vows appeal Of $23B cancer-death verdict
    Calling the massive award "grossly excessive and impermissible under state and constitutional law," the tobacco company's CEO, J. Jefferey Raborn, said the verdict was "beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness, and is completely inconsistent with the evidence presented."

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