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Mercy from Minnesota

By JUDY WRIGHT June 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

Late tax bill? Well you haven’t screwed up before, so we’ll let you off the hook this time.

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Protecting the Pacific Ocean from exploitation

By Editorial, New York Times June 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

Obama expands marine-area monument.

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The new thinking on microbes

By Marlene Zuk and Mike Travisano June 18, 2014, 06:08 PM

They don't want to be your friend. They don't want to be your enemy. They just want to be.

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How to end the NSA dragnet

By Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul June 18, 2014, 06:08 PM

Meaningful reform — which was watered down in a recent House vote — would include these steps.

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Too much risk is taken at rail crossings in Minnesota

By Charlie Zelle June 18, 2014, 06:08 PM

Near-misses and crashes are avoidable. Pay attention. Don't put lives on the line.

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No, the United States can't work with Iran on Iraq

By Michael Doran and Max Boot June 18, 2014, 11:48 AM

It might be a marriage of convenience, but not a healthy one. We and traditional allies must instead build a force to counter Al-Qaida on the vast battlefield now stretching from Baghdad to Damascus.

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The Mpls.-St. Paul Green Line and the 18-minute transit gap

By Jonathan F. Mack June 17, 2014, 05:49 PM

We spent all that money in order to travel between the downtowns … more slowly?

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Congress is a no-show on gay rights in the workplace

By Editorial, Washington Post June 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

The courts and Obama have taken positive steps, but policymakers can do more to aid the cause.

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Protect the Ex-Im Bank and protect U.S. jobs

By Editorial, Chicago Tribune June 17, 2014, 05:49 PM

The credit insurer and lender is under attack, but there's no legitimate doubt of its benefits.

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Golf courses, green? In a new sense, yes

By Brian Horgan June 17, 2014, 05:49 PM

Pinehurst offers a template for environmental stewardship. Work at the University of Minnesota's Les Bolstad course will offer further research and progress.

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