MPR News Update, PM Edition for Dec. 5, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Good afternoon! Say your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Fake news is a big problem - here are some tips to help you sniff out fact from fake. | Man fires rifle inside DC pizzeria, cites fictitious conspiracy theories | Forecast
- 'Time to go home,' tribal chair tells Dakota Access protesters
With federal officials stopping the controversial pipeline for now, Standing Rock Tribal Chair Dave Archambault is urging protesters to disband for the winter. It's not clear if they will. | Photos
- Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania
The recount is underway in Wisconsin. The recounts were not expected to change enough votes to overturn the result of the election.
- Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite government push
Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency.
- Trump's businesses and potential conflicts: sorting it out
President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts. | Election 2016
- Advice for doctors talking to parents about HPV vaccine: Make it brief
A decade after HPV vaccine was introduced in the U.S., many doctors still hesitate to routinely recommend that children get vaccinated against the cancer-causing virus.
- Republican success opens door to amending U.S. Constitution
The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution. | Trump will soon have power to change cap on number of refugees allowed in U.S.
- Security guard fatally shoots man in alleged Eagan burglary attempt
According to the preliminary investigation, the security officer was allegedly attacked by the suspect with a gun. Police are not seeking any additional suspects and there is no threat to the public.
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