MPR News Update for May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down Minnesota's defamation law, ruling that a Minnesota's man revenge post on Craigslist is protected speech.
Advocates to push immigrant driver's license bill in special session The DFL-led Minnesota Senate approved a bipartisan bill that would make it possible for unauthorized immigrants to get driver's licenses, but it got stuck in the GOP-controlled House.
Police: U.S. airman shoots Walmart workers, kills self Police say the shooting appears to have been random. They haven't found a link between Willis and the Walmart store or the employees.
What scientists know about marijuana As more states, including Minnesota, allow limited use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, scientists are expanding research efforts to understand how marijuana and the chemicals it contains interact with the body.
MIA among U.S. museums returning looted Italian artifacts The Minneapolis museum director contacted the Italian culture ministry after reading an article about one suspect piece.
Ore market woes trigger more Iron Range layoffs In the latest round of Range cuts, Steel Dynamics said Tuesday it will shut two operations for at least two years due to the drop in pig iron prices.
Cleveland, Justice Department reach agreement over police conduct Similar settlements -- known as consent decrees -- have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted Instead of "black pepper flavor," for instance, Taco Bell will start using actual black pepper in its seasoned beef, says the chain's chief food innovation officer.
FAQ: U drug trials, patient safety and the death of Dan Markingson More than a decade after the suicide of a man in a University of Minnesota drug trial, the U is promising changes to better protect research subjects. Critics remain skeptical.
Why state schools are enrolling more out-of-state students Public universities are slowly enrolling more out-of-state and international students to benefit from higher tuition costs and better rankings, according to a New America report.
Second opinions are often sought, but their value isn't clear Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don't have much data about whether the consults lead to better results.
3 views: Evolution of public opinion on same-sex marriage We look at Ireland's vote, historic U.S. polling on same-sex marriage and how campaigns for marriage equality communicate a message.
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