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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Supreme Court issues ruling in Hobby Lobby case
The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama administration must go to accommodate them. (07/06/2014)
Minneapolis police spokesman Scott Seroka said the video expounds on the message of see something, say something. (07/06/2014)
The man detonated a pipe bomb outside his house and had two more in his possession, according to a press release from the Mankato Police Department. (07/06/2014)
Joe Stiglingh, of West Palm Beach, sent his quadcopter and GoPro on a suicide mission in May. But he wanted to see what fireworks look like inside the fireworks that were being fired off in Miami.
The agency will use the data to help with watershed restoration projects, and to prevent some streams and rivers from becoming worse, said Steve Mikkelson, a public information officer for the agency.
Just the sight of his 40-inch wingspan is enough to keep pigeons out of the stadium's rafters. "He flies around and shoos any pigeons away and returns to us for his reward, which is usually chicken or quail. He has quite refined taste," said falconer Imogen Davis.
Katherine Klink, a geography, environment and society associate professor, is using a $1,900 mini-grant from the University's Institute on the Environment to monitor temperature and humidity on two St. Paul farms over two years.
When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a bestselling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" -- later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
A Washington Post analysis of data provided by Edward Snowden has revealed that nine out of ten communications intercepted by the NSA were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners. But the examination also showed that officials gleaned valuable intelligence from the wide net the agency cast.
In pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.
Education researchers and academic counselors call it "summer melt," the precarious time when some college-bound students fall through the cracks.

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