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Betrayed by Silence:
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How three archbishops hid the truth about priest sexual abuse.

Some painkillers will be harder to get this fall

Starting this fall, it will be more difficult to get commonly prescribed painkillers, such as Vicodin. The Drug Enforcement Administration has announced a new rule that reclassifies drugs containing hydrocodone. That means most consumers will be forced to get their prescription in person -- no more over-the-phone refills.

Gay couple settles in Rice Creek Lodge wedding dispute

The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.
Dainty goat Yvette ready to compete at State Fair

Dainty goat Yvette competes at State Fair

Each day during the Minnesota State Fair, we are introducing you to a different type of animal that you might encounter on the fairgrounds. This morning, there will be lots of goats on display during the 4-H competition. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with the trainer of one of those goats, Johanna Jutz, who lives in Sibley County.
Billy Czerwinski

Inspired by Colbert, Minn. student creates superPAC

Billy Czerwinski isn't old enough to vote, but the seventeen-year-old Minnetonka High School student created Americans for a Better Yesterday, Tomorrow for a school project on campaign finance laws. He wanted to show just how easy it is to establish a super PAC -- and just how unregulated the fundraising entities are.

Want to play a role in research? Look for the U at the fair

Through the fair's 12 days, researchers from about a dozen departments will conduct 30 studies in an array of fields.

Water woes in California hit historic lows

As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the state's lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows. A series of recent images from the air help put the water shortage in perspective.

First 2014 Minnesota West Nile virus case confirmed

Public health officials say the risk for contracting West Nile virus appears to be much lower this year.
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