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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump win N.H. primaries.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders added crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscored voters' insistence on shaking up American politics. (02/09/2016)
Coal-fired power plant in La Cygne, Kansas
A divided U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. (02/09/2016)
Developed as a way of coordinating patient care, the model improves quality and saves money at the same time. (02/09/2016)
Daniel Wohl's performance of his album "Holographic," part of SPCO's Liquid Music Series, grew out of unusual collaborations.
Sheriffs organizations in Minnesota and elsewhere criticized policies that allow those who are able to post bail maintain Medicaid coverage, while others who remain in custody lose it.
The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation led the rankings with $150 million in donations, with Target and General Mills foundations rounding out the top three donors.
As the Flint water crisis continues, MPR News' regular medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg answered some questions on what lead can do to the body, and why it's worse for children and developing bodies.
A federal judge wants the Department of Justice to formally explain why it hasn't been able to meet a deadline set for releasing all of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state.
They stanched horrible wounds, pulled people from bridge railings and talked one man out of firing the gun he held to his head. Minneapolis police recognized officers and civilians its annual awards ceremony Tuesday.
The long-awaited Fargo-Moorhead Red River flood diversion project got a boost Tuesday when the Army Corps of Engineers included the project in its 2016 work plan.
New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's easy to get on the ballot, and the state has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.
"They're old, they're young, they're rich, they're poor," said expert Seamus Hughes of ISIS recruits in the U.S. "They're college-educated in some cases, and they're high school kids."
A railroad crew found a partial skeleton of a man in an abandoned shed beside the tracks. Investigators think he'd been living there, and may have been dead for as long as a year before anyone found him.
Bioethicist Arthur Caplan, of New York University, says it would be irresponsible to hold the Olympic Games in Rio due to the Zika virus outbreak.
The former Florida governor finally seems at ease on the campaign trail. Is he peaking at the right time or are months of missteps just too much for him to overcome?
Ari Berman's book, "Give Us the Ballot," tracks the history of the struggle for voting rights, from 1965 through to modern debates on voter ID laws.
Prosecutors alleged Abdirizak Warsame, 20, encouraged several friends to go abroad to fight with ISIS and at one point was named their leader.
Blood alcohol levels match well with a person's impairment. But the THC in marijuana doesn't move around the body the same way, so blood tests can miss people who are stoned.
The new spending plan, for the budget year that begins Oct. 1, is facing heavy fire from Republicans who hope to capture the White House.
Many Minnesotans who buy health insurance on the open market are paying a lot more this year than last and they're not happy about it. Stability, though, may still be a few years away.
Rashad Shabazz says America has a racial divide that can be explained by a study of geography and our sense of place. He concludes that lack of freedom and mobility, and government policies in housing and transportation, have hindered our ability to have a just and multi-racial society.
The BCA has said some video from the night of the police shooting of Jamar Clark exists, but it will not be released until after the case is closed. The investigation is ongoing.
Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: P-L-A-Y.
A new poll from the Telegraph reveals the most common literary lies. Which classic have more people lied about reading than have actually read?
A spokesperson for Hillary Clinton says Clinton declined the invitation from Neighborhoods Organizing for Change.
Did Rubio do serious damage during Saturday's debate? Does Trump need a better ground game? Will Sanders ride a huge win into other states? And how many more Republicans get out of the race?
Next Generation 911 will provide dispatchers and emergency responders with more accurate call locations as well as the ability to look at pictures and video from people in trouble.
So far, 39 of the 41 people who died from the quake were residents of the Golden Dragon apartment building in the city of Tainan.
The chance of being killed by a meteorite is approximately 1 in 75 million. If experts confirm a meteorite caused the blast, the death would be the first of its kind since 1825.
Victories would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders' pursuit of their parties' nomination.
Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany. An automatic safety braking system apparently failed, authorities said.
The earliest polls in New Hampshire primary opened in Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location. Dixville Notch, won by John Kasich, boasts of a streak of correctly predicting the GOP nominee.

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