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Monday, July 24, 2017

How much do you know about where your food comes from? (07/24/2017)
On a special MPR News show, guests discussed possible ways to reduce the risk of shootings like the one that took the life of Justine Ruszczyk. (07/24/2017)
At least two people were killed and six hurt when a car slammed into a group of people and then into a nursing home Monday in southeast South Dakota in an apparent accident, authorities said. (07/24/2017)
Staging "Time to Burn" was a way to "respond to the world," said its director.
Tyler Randall Bjelland has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide after crashing his car through a Metro Transit bus Friday night in St. Paul.
Ken Rudin discusses the Russian election interference investigation, Jared Kushner's testimony and President Trump's interview with the New York Times.
Autonomous vehicles have gotten pretty good at detecting other cars and pedestrians. But "seeing" bikes and predicting what they'll do is still a challenge. The answer may lie in bikes themselves.
What's the best way to get people reading comics? Hook 'em young. And comics for early readers are booming -- even big publishers like DC, famed for grim and gritty, are getting in on the action.
What do the Castile, Clark and Ruszczyk shootings say about who we are as Minnesotans? MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to guests about police shootings in Minnesota.
Most riders didn't want to see an increase in fares.
The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed that the window of opportunity to help him had closed.
Born six weeks premature, Fiona's odds didn't look good. Now the baby hippo is celebrating her six-month birthday alongside all of her followers, who cheer her on through social media.
Today's Morning Edition music is from "Windy" by the Association which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago today.
Minneapolis City Council member Abdi Warsame said it's dangerous and divisive to focus on the ethnicity and religion of the officer involved in a recent shooting that killed a woman in Minneapolis.
Authorities say officers responded to a 911 call early Monday from a man who said he had struggled with his girlfriend over a handgun.
Even though President Donald Trump promised to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Al Gore still sees an "excellent chance" of meeting the accord's commitments to reduce global warming.
The Minneapolis City Council will vote in the next several weeks on making Medaria Arradondo the next police chief. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges promptly nominated Arradondo, who was previously the assistant chief, to the position after asking Janee Harteau to resign.
A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people Monday at an office building in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen and then fled, police said. A manhunt was on for him.
The death toll climbed to 10 in the case of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants, federal authorities said Monday as a suspect in the smuggling case awaited a court appearance.
Officers responding to a call of a suicidal male shot the suspect who was allegedly holding a gun.
Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.
A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere. Her dad says, "Now she feels less sour about the experience."
Snooty was the oldest manatee in captivity -- and he was believed to be the oldest on record, according to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.
Democrats have led in the generic ballot since Trump took office. That may be encouraging, but the 2018 midterm outlook isn't entirely rosy for them. Here's why.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is conducting studies as part of an effort to document and monitor all 80 of Minnesota's major watersheds. The work has produced a wealth of data about the health of Minnesota's rivers, lakes and streams.
NPR journalists have annotated Jared Kushner's statement saying he "did not collude... with any foreign government."
Gov. Mark Dayton hopes a state Supreme Court review of his veto power will open the door to renegotiating legislative changes to Minnesota's estate tax. GOP leaders say they're not interested in renegotiating.
How is the dynamic of this shooting different than others?

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