MPR News Update, PM Edition for July 28, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Good afternoon! Lingering summer temps will bring with them many, tiny, horrors. Thanks to climate change,
mosquito season in Minnesota is now more than a month longer since 1980, according to a new study by Climate Central. The notion of a longer mosquito season fits with the longer frost-free season we have observed in Minnesota in the past 40 years. | Forecast
Trump says he was being 'sarcastic' in asking Russia to 'find' Clinton's emails The Republican presidential nominee faced a day of harsh criticism from across the political spectrum for appearing to urge Russia to hack his Democratic rival's email. | Live updates from Election 2016
Minnesota mom convicted of hiding 2 teen daughters from dad Sandra Grazzini-Rucki was found guilty of concealing her two daughters from their father for more than two years during a bitter divorce.
Judge says he may allow cameras in Prince estate proceedings A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate says he'll consider letting video cameras into the courtroom on a case-by-case basis. | Prince: His life and music
Slave labor and the 'longer history' of the White House When Michelle Obama referred to slaves building the White House, she gave a nod to a back story that needs to be appreciated, says Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of the White House. | NewsCut: Yes, slaves helped build the White House
Minnesota's minimum wage increases to $9.50 an hour On August 1, the minimum wage is set to rise in Minnesota from $9 - $9.50 for employees working for large companies. Tom looks back at the controversial bill which raised the wages for over 288,000 Minnesotans.
Professor: Discomfort necessary to spur action on police treatment of blacks Duchess Harris said polls show more support for the goals of Black Lives Matter than previous movements like Civil Rights, but that many theoretical supporters don't realize the role that disruptive tactics play in bringing attention to an issue.
Tortoise wins again: Slow and steady pace outruns L.A. fire An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone."
Anthropologist: Let's stop failing our children on evolution As young-Earth creationism and its "humans and dinosaurs co-existed" discourse continues to be popular, anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at how to help kids understand evolution.
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