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

A southbound Green Line light rail train

St. Paul leaders chafe at Green Line criticism

A Star Tribune editorial Thursday blamed the city for failing to give trains an automatic right-of-way over car traffic at stoplight intersections.

2 charged after police find shot, burned body

Manuel Guzman of Minneapolis and Guillermo Ayala-Enriquez of Brooklyn Center have been charged with second-degree murder in the case.
A wet start to the 2014 State Fair

Photo gallery: Welcome to the fair

The Minnesota State Fair kicked off Thursday morning and marked historic changes, an annual parade of new foods (some on a stick!) and the unofficial start to campaign season.
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.
Minnesota ACT scores

Minn. students excel on ACT, but students of color still behind

White students in Minnesota had an average score of 23.7. But the average score for black students was 17.9 -- the lowest average among non-white test-takers.

North Dakota aims to boost rail safety checks

The state is seeking $500,000 to fund a program aimed at keeping up with increasing oil shipments and train traffic. Although the Federal Railroad Administration has sole authority to regulate railroads, state inspectors can work under the federal agency.

How much bigger is the Ebola outbreak than official reports show?

The latest numbers on the Ebola outbreak are grim: 2,473 people infected and 1,350 deaths. The World Health Organization has previously warned that its official figures may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak."
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