MPR News Update for July 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
When President Obama sang 'Amazing Grace' at Rev. Clementa Pinckney's funeral in Charleston last week,
he led the congregation in a song with a history of its own, writes News Cut's Bob Collins. | Your forecast
Bemidji feels the hate over Paul Bunyan park renovation Tourists will have a hard time getting photos with Bemidji's Paul and Babe statues this holiday weekend, thanks to a fight over the park plaza's redesign.
Greek leader reiterates call for 'no' vote in referendum Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted a rejection of creditors' proposals for a bailout did not mean Greece would leave the eurozone. Greece officially missed a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund today.
U.S. topples top-ranked Germany 2-0 to reach World Cup Final In a battle between a fantastic attack and a fantastic defense, the latter prevailed, as two penalty kicks -- one made, one whiffed -- and a late insurance goal gave the U.S. a 2-0 win over Germany and a berth in the Women's World Cup final.
Trench collapses, kills man in Lakeville Police and Dakota County emergency responders tried to get to the man in an 8-foot deep trench that continued falling in on them.
'Rad American Women' puts new role models in the spotlight Kate Schatz's new children's book runs from Alice Baker to Zora Neale Hurston.
Infant mortality higher among MN blacks, Indians African-American and American Indian infants in Minnesota are more than twice as likely as white babies to die in the first year. State health leaders say reducing racial disadvantages will help.
U.S. and Cuba will formally re-establish diplomatic relations The United States and Cuba will open embassies in each other's capitals.
Psychologist: Teen charged in school plot needs adult monitoring John LaDue, charged in a plot to kill his family and classmates, has an elevated risk of violence, said Katheryn Cranbrook, a psychologist who has worked on school shooting cases.
Federal officials reject threatened status for wolves The Humane Society sought to protect wolves under threatened status as a compromise between the current endangered listing and proposals to remove wolves from protection.
Pope in U.S. visit will meet with poor, president, politicians Pope Francis will become the first pope to address Congress when he visits the U.S. in September.
Judge: Nuisance claim against Diocese of St. Cloud can proceed The ruling will allow attorneys to take depositions of top diocese officials about how they handled sex abuse cases.
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