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The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 2, 2020 


Richmond, Virginia joins other states removing its Confederate monuments, despite ardent resistance from the president. Plus, Senate Republicans removed a provision in the Pentagon spending bill requiring campaigns to report foreign help.

Public News Service - MN: Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A unique group of Minnesota students will graduate today from a program that helps Spanish-speaking child-care providers better prepare Latino children for school. Cory Woosley, Eager to Learn program manager for the Minnesota Child Care Resource & Referral Network, says the "SEED

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republican state lawmakers in Minnesota Monday refused Democratic-Farmer-Labor Governor Mark Dayton's proposed budget compromise, sticking to an all-cuts approach to close the state's deficit. Proposed cuts to higher education currently amount to 14 percent, resulting in the lowest

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The teen pregnancy rate in Minnesota is now the lowest on record, according to a new report on adolescent sexual health. While girls from communities of color are still two to five times more likely than white girls to experience a teen pregnancy, rates have fallen for all groups.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Listen up, parents, educators and youth leaders! Science says you really do make a difference in preventing teen pregnancy. Michael Resnick, director of the University of Minnesota Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, says that for the last generation of American

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers are trying to get a state budget to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk by the Easter break, and so far GOP leaders have justified a cuts-only approach, citing "out-of-control spending" they say is not sustainable. But how much does government actually cost Minnesotans? Th

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota schools are embracing locally produced food, according to a new report. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) study shows a dramatic increase in Farm to School initiatives in Minnesota. A survey of 165 school districts - half those in Minnesota - found that t

WILLMAR, Minn. - During the school year, one Minnesota child in three relies on free or reduced-price school meals for two-thirds of their daily food intake, and yet many low-income children continue to go without the food they need. In that situation, one popular nutrition initiative may help rea

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday laid out what he calls a five-point plan for the prosperity of Minnesota. His plan, announced in his first "State of the State" address, includes investment in jobs, education, transportation, health and improved government. Jim Monroe, executive dire

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