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'Cycle of impunity' imperils journalists — and the news

By John Rash, Star Tribune October 31, 2014, 06:10 PM

A study says killing journalists mostly goes unpunished and warns of media “black holes.”

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Why the pre-election gloom?

By Editorial, Washington Post October 31, 2014, 06:12 PM

Americans think partisanship is out of control, and they're losing faith in political institutions.

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Will lamps go out all over Europe?

By Mark Gilbert, Bloomberg News October 31, 2014, 06:00 PM

The shift to greener energy coincides with pressure against nuclear power, coal and gas, bringing a threat of brownouts.

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Celebrate 40 years of Minnesota art and artists

By ARNE CARLSON, WENDELL ANDERSON, PEGGY BURNET and KATE WOLFORD October 31, 2014, 06:00 PM

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts put us — and keeps us — on the creative map.

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What, oh what, are young voters concerned about?

By Stephen Lurie, The Washington Post October 31, 2014, 12:27 PM

No gramps, it isn't really climate change or campus sex. It's a flippin' (or non-flippin') job!

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McFadden: I'll lead on education, energy and effectiveness

By Mike McFadden October 30, 2014, 06:00 PM

If elected to the U.S. Senate, I'll forgo partisanship and get us back on track.

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Editorial counterpoint: Why would voters dump Nolan for an untested rookie like Mills?

By Dan McGowan October 30, 2014, 06:00 PM

That the Republican challenger faces a learning curve in Congress is a huge understatement.

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Southwest light rail needs more tunnel, less bridge

By Liz Wielinski October 30, 2014, 06:00 PM

Park Board is simply doing its duty in asking Met Council to reconsider impact on a key piece of pastoral parkland.

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Holder's legacy: 'Worse than Nixon'

By David A. Schulz, The Washington Post October 30, 2014, 12:30 PM

Eric Holder's Justice Dept. has done damage to press freedom in America — and thus to democracy.

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Lessons from Vietnam for the U.S. and ISIL

By Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times October 29, 2014, 06:20 PM

Consider the interests of secular Sunni nationalism, not just jihadist Islam.

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