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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.
Vikings stadium

See the Vikings stadium start to take shape

Construction on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium started last December. When complete in 2016, the building will rise about 300 feet above ground, house 65,000 seats and cost upward of $1 billion. Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson checked in on how construction is going.
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.
Inside the concentrator building

McFadden aims to make mining an issue in the race for Senate

A central theme of Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden's campaign is that U.S. Sen. Al Franken, President Barack Obama and other Democrats are strangling the nation's economy by over-regulating businesses.

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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