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Thursday In Depth: April 25, 2013

  • 9:06 a.m.

    MnDOT chief Zelle waits for word on transportation bills

    MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle is keeping a keen eye on the transportation budget bills working their way through the Minnesota House and Senate. Those measures seem to be sputtering as the legislative session enters its final weeks.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    The how and where of sex trafficking in Minnesota

    "Prostitution is not the world's oldest profession. It is the world's oldest oppression," says Vednita Carter, the founder and executive director of Breaking Free, a nonprofit for victims and survivors of prostitution. A conference in St. Paul will focus on the effort to help women and girls escape prostitution and human trafficking.

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    When going online becomes a political act

    Social networking sites are playing a larger role in how Americans get involved in politics and civic affairs. A new study from the Pew Research Center showed that nearly 40 percent of Americans now engage in political activity on a social network.

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  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.

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