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Three pre-teen girls — Quinn, Izzie and Mimi — watch a butterfly emerge from its cocoon. A camera captures the wonder on their faces as they hold the newly formed butterfly. These girls are the star of Twin Cities Public Television’s “...
After years of drought, North California is the in the crosshairs of a strong storm that has produced floodwaters and power outages. Photo by Mathesont/Flickr Creative Commons Northern California is being hit with a massive storm that’s...
Police officers dismantle an arrangement of umbrellas outside Hong Kong’s government complex on Dec. 11. Photo by Brent Lewin/Getty Images Hundreds of police in Hong Kong methodically dismantled pro-democracy protest camps in the financial...
A newly released Justice Department report says about 20 percent of all instances of sexual assault on college campuses is reported to police. Many victims do not think that what happened them is important enough to file a report, the Justice...
A bit of nostalgia: the National Debt Clock in April 2011 sits at 14.5 trillion. Recently the debt surpassed $18 trillion. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Today in the Morning Line: $18 trillion national debt What to watch for in...
Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Retirees covered by financially troubled multiemployer pensions could soon see their benefits cut under a congressional spending deal to keep the government running. Architects of the...