Profile: Who is Jennifer Haselberger? In the past two weeks an MPR News investigation has reported extensively on the handling of clergy sex abuse by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Haselberger is a key source in those stories.
Americans blame Republicans for shutdown, poll finds The Associated Press-GfK survey affirms expectations by many in Washington that the GOP may end up taking the biggest hit in public opinion from the fiscal paralysis, just as that party did when much of the government closed 17 years ago.
Lynx beat Dream in Game 2: The photo highlights Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen had 14 points and five assists to push the Lynx to the brink of the championship with an 88-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night.
NewsCut: Why is your kid playing football? Bob Coollins on NewsCut says it would be silly to imagine the NFL doing much more than circling the wagons in the wake of the damning Frontline documentary about football concussions. But at youth football practices around the country, there are, no doubt, going to be some parents wondering "what are we doing here?"
'Miss Saigon' protest draws hundreds More than 200 protesters took over Rice Park Tuesday night to demonstrate against the opening of the musical "Miss Saigon" at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Ordway President Patricia Mitchell has acknowledged people may be upset by "Miss Saigon," but she says the work deserves to be shown.
Trumpeter Steve Kenny laments end of Artists' Quarter I've always considered it a huge privilege to have been able to play the Artists' Quarter as frequently as I do. Quite a while ago, I was made aware of how the business parameters had changed at The Artists' Quarter.
Lawmaker to focus on the sellers of synthetic drugs The Select Committee on Controlled Substances and Synthetic Drugs will hold a hearing Wednesday afternoon at the capitol to learn more about the effect the drugs are having in the Twin Cities metro area.
If you could take a pill to slow aging, would you? While the anti-aging "cures" being marketed these days are largely snake oil, in the laboratory scientists have managed to extend the lives of laboratory animals. That's good news if you're a lab rat, but at present there are no treatments that delay aging in people. Would you use that treatment if you could.
Many teens admit to coercing others into sex Almost 1 in 10 high school and college-aged people have forced someone into sexual activity against his or her will, a study finds. The majority of those who have done it think that the victim is at least partly to blame.
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