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Sunday, April 21, 2013

The University of Minnesota School of Music's University Singers go on the school's first choral tour of Minnesota this week. (04/21/2013)
Caroline Winsett
Legions of women around the world are leaving their homes to join the paid labor force. That's among the most powerful trends shaping our world. As female wage earners gain greater autonomy, they are making decisions that are reshaping personal lives as well as economic trends. (04/21/2013)
Boston memorials
As churches paused to mourn the dead and console the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing Sunday, the city's police commissioner said the two suspects had such a large cache of weapons that they were probably planning other attacks. (04/21/2013)
From GPS devices and computer programs that help relatives track a wandering Alzheimer's patient to iPad apps that help an autistic child communicate, a growing number of tools for the smartphone, the tablet and the laptop are catering to beleaguered caregivers. With the baby boom generation getting older, the market for such technology is expected to increase.
After a manhunt, authorities have arrested a suspect in the stabbing of a woman in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault.
When researchers from Brigham Young's School of Social Work realized that most research on stepfamilies focuses on adults rather than children, they set out to make up for that gap.
Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford are both attempting to make political comebacks after resigning amid scandal. What are voters willing to forgive?
Advocates on both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage continue to step up their efforts.
An all-too-familiar springtime ritual played out around the nation's heartland this weekend as volunteers, National Guardsmen and even prison inmates joined together in an effort to ward off fast-rising floodwaters. Dangerously high waters dotted at least six Midwestern states after torrential rains this past week.
Michael Christie is a maestro on the move. At 38, he's the music director of the Minnesota Opera, one of the nation's top companies. He's also wrapping up eight years as music director of the Phoenix Symphony, leads the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, guest-conducts orchestras around the world, and last year was on the cover of Opera News magazine, which in the opera world is like being the cover model on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
As the lone surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing lay hospitalized under heavy guard, the American Civil Liberties Union and a federal public defender raised concerns about investigators' plan to question 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev without reading him his Miranda rights.
Best Buy reached a new high for recycling last year, as the retailer collected 173 million pounds of unwanted appliances and electronics.

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