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How three archbishops hid the truth about priest sexual abuse.

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US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

Average job gains over the past six months reached 244,000 in July, the best such average in eight years.
SWAT teams pack up

Chaotic scene, then massive manhunt follows officer's slaying

An hours-long manhunt, followed by a gun battle, ended last night with the capture of 39-year-old Brian Fitch, Sr.
Learning to ride

Two friends bond with each other -- and their culture -- at camp

For Nevaeh Hoffman, 12, and Gabrielle Dow, 11, learning doesn't stop in the summer months. The two friends from Redwood Falls, Minn., have spent their past few summers attending the Dakota Wicohan camp where they learn and practice aspects of their Native American culture, including riding, language and their favorite -- hoop dancing.
Rep. Eric Cantor

Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

Cantor had previously said he would serve his full term, which would have ended in January.
U of M graduate school grads

Forbes calls U of M a 'rising star'

The magazine ranked the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 543rd in 2009 and now ranks it 108th, largely because of its production of high-quality graduates who become leaders.

DNR shuts down SE Minn. sand mine, requires new permit

Houston County gave the Erickson Mine permission to start mining silica sand, but a 2013 law requires a DNR permit for mines if they are located near trout streams within an area known as the Paleozoic Plateau.

Smoking keeps declining; look who's still lighting up

Smoking is far more common among those living below the poverty level, those with GED-level education, and among American Indian or Alaskan Natives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates are also much higher in the lesbian, gay and transgender community.
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