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Friday, December 6, 2013

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  • The cathedralArchdiocese's list shows it kept secret seven priests credibly accused of sexually abusing children
    Archbishop John Nienstedt included the men in a list of 34 priests posted to an archdiocese website, 30 of whom had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse and publicly known. Nienstedt didn't say why he didn't report the allegations against the seven to police. Two of the seven men live in the Twin Cities.5:40 a.m.
  • Jeff AndersonAbuse victims: Church took too long to release priest names
    A list of priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children, released today by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, should have been made public decades ago, victims of abuse by clergy members said.6:20 a.m.
  • British TV ads show returns to Walker Art Center
    Visitors to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will see a lot of TV commercials when the 27th annual screenings of the best of British TV advertising begins a month-long run Friday night.6:50 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyClimatologist talks snow and cold in Minnesota
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about this winter's first major snow storm that hit most of Minnesota this week. And he tells us that the cold weather that followed the storm will stick around for a while.6:55 a.m.
  • Laura KalambokidisState budget forecast shows favorable conditions, job growth
    Minnesota's economy made decent strides this year, despite lots of headwinds, says the state's chief economist.7:40 a.m.
  • Morning sunStudy: Exhausted teens benefit from later morning school starts
    New research from the University of Minnesota shows that when teenagers start school later in the morning, they're tardy less often, are absent fewer days, and their grades improve. But districts considering a later start time often face push back from parents who schedule their lives around their students' school routine.7:45 a.m.
  • Ricky NolascoTwo new pitchers reshape Minnesota Twins staff
    Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin on Monday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about that, and recent roster moves the Minnesota Twins have made. The team has signed two free agent pitchers, Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes.8:45 a.m.
  • Dylan's infamous electric guitar from Newport could fetch $500K
    The Fender Stratocaster guitar that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is being auctioned off today in New York by Christie's Auction House.8:49 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • South Africans Mourn Mandela's Death, Celebrate His Life
    South Africa is in deep sadness following the death of former President Nelson Mandela. He died Thursday at the age of 95 following a lengthy illness. Renee Montagne talks to Lydia Polgreen, the Johannesburg bureau chief for The New York Times, about Mandela's death.
  • Mandela's Powerful Influence On Barack Obama
    President Obama offered a remembrance of Nelson Mandela at the White House on Thursday, shortly after news broke of the South African leader's death. Obama talked about Mandela not only as an icon, but as a three-dimensional human being.
  • Throughout His Life, Mandela Was An Effective Communicator
    Morning Edition remembers some of Nelson Mandela's most memorable speeches. The former South African president died on Thursday at the age of 95.
  • The Giant Book That Creates And Destroys Entire Industries
    The book lists the tax that importers have to pay on approximately every single thing in the universe — and raises a key question about the Planet Money T-shirt.
  • A Frustrating Year For Immigration Activists
    At the start of the year there was widespread expectation among Latinos that 2013 would bring with it a new immigration law. That hasn't happened and immigration activists in North Carolina are frustrated.
  • Mandela's Death Reverberates Across U.S.
    American flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela. The human rights icon died on Thursday following a lengthy illness. In Washington, D.C., there has been heavy traffic around the South African embassy as mourners converge on the area.
  • Mexico Contemplates Changing Term-Limit Rule
    Lawmakers in Mexico are considering a major change to their elections. For more than a century, the country has had the ultimate term limits: nobody can be re-elected.
  • November's 7 Percent Jobless Rate Beats Expectations
    The Labor Department on Friday said the nation's unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, a five-year low, as U.S. employers added 203,000 jobs to payrolls in November. In October, the unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.
  • Value In Brazil's State Oil Company Drops
    Brazil's state oil company Petrobras lost 15 percent of its market value this week — that's some $10 billion. Analysts predict more trouble ahead for the oil giant.
  • Nelson Mandela Helps Madiba Shirts To Become Popular
    In practically every image of Nelson Mandela after he became president in 1994, he is wearing a silk, long-sleeved, button-up shirt covered with bright, colorful patterns. Those shirts were custom made by a white South African fashion designer.

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