MPR News Update, PM Edition for July 25, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Good afternoon! More from Election 2016. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the sooner the Democratic Party can break with national chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the better. As the party convention opens Monday in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Committee is dealing with an embarrassing release of internal emails showing that many party insiders were working behind the scenes to help Hillary Clinton and hurt Bernie Sanders during their primary battle. | Full coverage of Election 2016 | Forecast
- DNR to stock muskie in Gull, Fairmont lake chains
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that it plans to release muskie into the Gull Lake chain near Brainerd and into the Fairmont chain of lakes in southern Minnesota this fall. | Related: Muskie-walleye war on NW Minnesota lake snags DNR
- Divided America: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
Though women are more than half of the American population, they now account for just a fifth of all U.S. representatives and senators, and one in four state lawmakers. | Live updates from Election 2016
- You can watch a rare, stinky 'corpse flower' bloom on live video
This way, you don't have to smell its famous, disgusting odor, which has been compared to rotting meat. The strange "horticultural jewel" is at the New York Botanical Garden.
- Texas police officer killed in apparent burglary attempt
A Texas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed at his home north of Austin before dawn on Monday in what authorities said appeared to be an attempted robbery.
- 'Ghost' soprano Marni Nixon, who voiced blockbuster musicals, dies at 86
You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.
- In Dave Eggers' latest, a mother moves her kids to the Alaskan 'Frontier'
Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In "Heroes of the Frontier," he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.
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