MPR News Update for May 24, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton has formally received the Legislature's tax and budget bills, which he says he'll act on by week's end. Meanwhile, he offered a discouraging take on the likelihood of imminent action on transportation spending. | Capitol View
- Dogs as sentinels: Blue-green algae brings toxic mystery to Minn. waters
Across Minnesota each summer, sky-blue waters transform into pea-green soup, a sign of possible toxins. It's happening more often — and farther north — than ever before, suggesting that climate change is a key player. | Full coverage: Water in Minnesota
- Abuse victims' attorneys say Twin Cities archdiocese is sitting on $1.7 billion
Creditors and an attorney for victims of clergy abuse say the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has far more than the roughly $45 million it listed in a bankruptcy filing early last year. | Full investigation: Betrayed by Silence
- ISIS trial: 'Our last and only chance'
Abdirahman Bashir's testimony opened a window on how the FBI cultivates informants. He said the FBI let him encourage his friends to join ISIS. Bashir said he also dissuaded his friends from carrying out attacks in the U.S. | Full coverage: Called to Fight
- Prince estate claimants object to undergoing genetic testing
Two people claiming to be heirs of Prince's estate are objecting to having to take blood and genetic tests to prove their relationship to the musician.
- Rochester, Forest Lake schools targeted in national string of threats
Threats made against schools across the United States led to the evacuation of students Monday in what could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools.
- Bad at math? Don't tell your kids
Math anxiety is a real issue for students — and parents aren't helping the situation by throwing themselves under the mathematical bus. | Education
- Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case
The sexual assault case against the TV star will go to trial, a judge ruled Tuesday, after finding enough evidence in a preliminary hearing to proceed.
- Who was Joe Gould, and did he really write the world's longest book?
Years ago, two New Yorker articles told the story of a Harvard dropout who claimed to be writing the longest book ever. Did he succeed? In 'Joe Gould's Teeth,' Jill Lepore tries to answer that question. | The Thread
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