Voters sent mixed message, now disappointed with results Minnesota voters sent a mixed message last fall when they elected a Democratic governor who campaigned on a "tax the rich" theme, at the same time they gave anti-tax Republicans control of the Legislature. Now many are dismayed by partisan bickering that led to the state government shutdown. That's particularly true in parts of the closely divided House District 25B.3:24 p.m.
The genteel provocateur Writer and film director Miranda July has one of those minds which find ways of examining everyday subjects in new ways. And she often gets quite disturbing results.4:45 p.m.
Shutdown's eighth day passes with no talks, no movement Minnesota's state government shutdown is headed into its second week, and Gov. Dayton and GOP legislative leaders appear no closer to a budget deal. The two sides didn't meet today, and there are no meetings scheduled for this weekend.4:50 p.m.
Essential state worker alone on the job Ben Benson is one employee whose work was ruled critical to the government's core functions. He and 12,000 other state workers are still on-duty during the shutdown.4:53 p.m.
Voters sent mixed message, now disappointed with results Minnesota voters sent a mixed message last fall when they elected a Democratic governor who campaigned on a "tax the rich" theme, at the same time they gave anti-tax Republicans control of the Legislature. Now many are dismayed by partisan bickering that led to the state government shutdown. That's particularly true in parts of the closely divided House District 25B.5:24 p.m.
Proposed Vikings stadium FAQ The state of Minnesota isn't the only thing shut down these days. The deal to build the Minnesota Vikings a new stadium has also slipped into idle this summer as the budget standoff has deepened.5:50 p.m.
Brutal Cartels Make Crossing U.S. Border Even Riskier
The trip across the border has always been perilous, but some Mexican drug gangs are now earning millions each year by extorting and smuggling migrants. Despite the increased danger from the cartels, one 15-year-old who was deported after reaching the U.S. says he'll soon try again.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Earthquake Ballad
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Cancer Patient Gets First Totally Artificial Windpipe
A 36-year-old geology student received a synthetic windpipe created in a laboratory from plastic and his own bone marrow cells. The transplant was needed to replace his natural windpipe, which was being blocked by a fast-growing tumor.
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Jobs Report Shows Disappointing Numbers
The unemployment rate notched up again in June, and the number of new jobs created was far less than what was expected. Payrolls increased by just 18,000 — less than the prior month and way below the level of job creation earlier in the year.
Sen. Whitehouse Discusses Debt Talks
Michele Norris speaks with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, about the debt ceiling talks. He has said that the White House may not have the Democrats, depending on what is being proposed.
Cameron Vows Full Probe Of Phone Hacking Scandal
The British prime minister said inquiries would look into the crimes, as well as the general practices of the newspaper industry. At a news conference Friday, he also blamed politicians for their cozy relationship with the media. His statements came as his former media aide, a former News of the World editor, was arrested.
Protesters Gather In Hama, Syria
In Syria Friday, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the central city of Hama, which has hosted the largest protests since the movement began four months ago. The demonstrators are calling for the downfall of President Bashar Assad. Meanwhile, American ambassador Robert Ford is in Hama to express solidarity with the protesters. His trip has infuriated the Syrian government.