MPR News Update for July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
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- U.S. officials want to question MN dentist in Cecil the lion killing
Federal conservation officials say they've been unable to reach Dr. Walter Palmer as they investigate his lion hunt in Zimbabwe. On Thursday, they called on Palmer to respond immediately. | In killing lion, did dentist end his career, too?
- Judge won't extend deadline for archdiocese bankruptcy claims
A judge on Thursday rejected abuse victims' request to extend a deadline for bankruptcy court claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The deadline remains Monday. | Betrayed by Silence
- Vigils today for Mendota Heights officer slain a year ago
Community members will pause to remember Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed a year ago at a traffic stop.
- Statewide testing shows little change in student scores
Most troubling, the achievement gap shows no sign of improvement. | Lawmakers plan hearings based on scores
- Alec Soth finds humanity in social media, fleeting images
Internationally-known photographer Alec Soth began two recent projects with pictures. But the St. Paul-based artist ended up with something else. | Arts
- Report: Minn. Security Hospital restraint, seclusion practices violate new policy
An investigation found some Minnesota Security Hospital patients were subjected to repeated restraint and seclusion and that their treatment plans lacked efforts to prevent aggressive behavior.
- Debris in Indian Ocean may have come from vanished plane
A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.
- Climate Cast: Why presidential candidates often ignore climate issues
Why climate issues rarely come up in presidential campaigns and how some specific issues can get in the way of a more substantial debate over the climate. | Election 2016
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