MPR News Update, PM Edition for July 29, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Good afternoon. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Friday that he's tapped ex-Hamline University law school dean Don Lewis to be a "special prosecutor" to help him make decisions tied to the Philando Castile police shooting. Choi, whose office will get the Castile case once the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension completes its investigation, emphasized that no decision had been made yet on any charges in the shooting, or whether the case will be taken to a grand jury. | Full coverage of Philando Castile shooting | Forecast
- Health Dept. reports significant enrollment in medical cannabis program for intractable pain
Following the addition of intractable pain as a qualifying medical condition nearly 500 pain patients enrolled in Minnesota's medical cannabis program.
- Friday Roundtable: Did Democratic, GOP conventions sway voters?
Vann Newkirk, a writer for The Atlantic, and MPR News reporter Brian Bakst joined host Tom Weber Friday to discuss what strategies both political parties used and the effects they appeared to have on voters. | Full coverage of Election 2016
- Florida governor says local mosquitoes have transmitted Zika virus
Officials say they've found the first indication that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika virus in the U.S. Four people in South Florida are infected; travel or sexual transmission has been ruled out.
- Is Trump's call for 'law and order' a coded racial message?
Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinnings. | Live updates from Election 2016
- I-35W closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes
Good news: It actually doesn't look that bad. And there's even a weather bonus -- it's going to be a spectacular summer weekend.
- Advice for couples who disagree about managing money
Money is a sore subject for many couples. Money and finance expert Ruth Hayden shares her tips for keeping your money and relationship intact.
- Vikings sign Zimmer to long-term deal as season begins
The signing comes as the team's training camp starts in Mankato with the first practices happening Friday.
- Minnesota Olympic track cycler preps for Rio
Kelly Catlin of Arden Hills picked up the sport only a few years ago.
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