MPR News Update, PM Edition for Feb. 27, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
Good afternoon! It's been a good year for Minnesota moose. Conservation officials say that after years of deep and worrisome declines, moose population is showing signs of stabilizing - but that doesn't mean the creatures are
out of the woods yet. | Forecast
Senate OKs Sunday liquor sales bill; Dayton expected to sign It's not headed to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk yet. The Senate bill restricts Sunday liquor sales to a narrower time window than House legislation. The House could agree to a shorter opening period this week.
Counter Stories goes to the movies: 'I Am Not Your Negro' The Counter Stories hosts watched "I Am Not Your Negro" and shared their thoughts.
17-year-old transgender boy wins Texas girls' wrestling championship Mack Beggs is prohibited from competing against boys, under Texas rules. His controversial win comes soon after President Trump rescinded Obama administration guidelines on transgender students.
White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B The White House says President Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. | Fact check
Flight attendant charged in fake bomb threat signs plea deal Justin Cox-Sever, 23, of Tempe, Arizona, is accused of making threats on a July 2015 flight from Charlottesville, Virginia, to Chicago, and on a September 2015 flight from Minneapolis to Dickinson, North Dakota.
Father of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid has harsh words for Trump "I told them I didn't want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn't let me talk to him," says William Owens of the chance to meet President Trump. Owens' son died in a raid in Yemen. | Pentagon presenting counter-ISIS plan to White House
Officer in Castile shooting death pleads not guilty; trial date set St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez faces a second-degree manslaughter charge and two felony weapons charges in the fatal shooting of African-American driver Philando Castile in July.
In response to rising biased rhetoric, Muslims run for office First-time candidates are seeking offices across the country. And several nonprofits are helping American Muslims get involved in the political process.
Free speech and the 'weaponization' of political correctness Experts discuss the importance of expanding your horizons, listening to "the other side" and avoiding fake news when forming political opinions. | MPR News Presents
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