MPR News Update AM Edition for September 22, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
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- Abuse photo drives Dayton to order county child welfare reviews
The governor pushes reforms but child protection advocates more needs to be done.
- Democrats and their allies redouble efforts in changing 8th District
Democrats say they can no longer take the northeastern part of the state for granted. More: Election 2014 | All politics | Policast podcast | Capitol View blog
- Full-service schools aim to focus on students' health and scores
Advocates say medical, vision, mental health and dental services will help students. But so far, test scores are mixed.
- Blue Line trains are running again in Bloomington
There were no injuries in what was only the second derailment since the Blue Line opened in 2004.
- Photos: Scenes from the People's Climate March in New York City
Organizers say more than 100,000 marched in New York City ahead of Tuesday's U.N. Climate Summit. | Related: Minnesotans participate in climate march
- China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air last year by burning coal, oil and gas. | Topic: Environment
- 442 million miles later, NASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit
The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday night.
- Wis. frat president faces drug charges; chapter temporarily suspended
Police began investigating the fraternity after several students at a party left severely intoxicated and with memory lapses.
- U of M student leaders work on sexual assault campaign
Results from summer focus groups suggest many male students don't fully understand consent. | Topic: Education
- Mayo cited for burning monkey during research
The monkey was anesthetized at the time and has recovered.
- Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history
The journal's editor-in-chief said it will help preserve the region's history and provide a place for young historians to publish their work.
- Minnesota poet seeks source of 1,200-year-old poems, finds himself
Until recently Jim Lenfestey didn't realize he was a poet in search of something - and how much ancient Chinese poems helped steer him on the right path. | Topic: Arts
- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga go 'Cheek to Cheek' on new album
It's not the first time they've worked together. The pair collaborated on "The Lady Is A Tramp" for his album Duets II, which won a Grammy.
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