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When Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced earlier this week that he was ending the state's participation in the federal refugee resettlement program, he likely wasn't thinking of refugees like Sonia Inamugisha.

Dreamers

20 hours ago

Above the stars

In emptiness

We are there.

You look, yet

You can’t

Find us.

We dwell

We play

We laugh

Yet you don’t see us

Peering through your telescope

Seeing the infinite horizon

Staring out at space.

But we whisper to you while you sleep

Telling you secrets

Telling you stories

Telling you lies

Telling you things you would be shocked to hear.

A small mammal has sabotaged the world's most powerful scientific instrument.

The Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile superconducting machine designed to smash protons together at close to the speed of light, went offline overnight. Engineers investigating the mishap found the charred remains of a furry creature near a gnawed-through power cable.

Feds Act To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

22 hours ago

Administration officials moved Thursday to improve low Medicaid enrollment for emerging prisoners, urging states to start signups before release and expanding eligibility to thousands of former inmates in halfway houses near the end of their sentences.

Health coverage for ex-inmates "is critical to our goal of reducing recidivism and promoting the public health," said Richard Frank, assistant secretary for planning for the Department of Health and Human Services.

The state of Washington has struck a deal with the feds to keep Western State Hospital open and funded. The Department of Social and Health Services announced late Thursday that it will negotiate a Systems Improvement Agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

When it comes to imagination and happiness, it turns out there’s a lot going on. If you think, as William Arthur Ward said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it,” you might be in for a surprise when it comes to well-being.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why it’s important to manage our exceptions and goals, and enjoy the moments in the process of becoming, in order live happier lives.


International trade disputes used to be relatively simple.

One country would build up an industry to create jobs, and then dump excess products in another country at below-cost prices. Competitors facing unrealistically cheap imports would file "anti-dumping" complaints to seek government-backed protections.

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Lisa Tang Liu

By day, Ken Liu is a legal consultant who lives in a suburb of Boston. But on nights and weekends, he's a storyteller — and he's inspired by literature from all across the world, not just from his country of birth.

Liu grew up in Lanzhou, China, where he had a childhood ritual. Each day, when school let out for lunch, he'd run home. “I needed to get home in time to hear the new radio broadcast with my grandmother,” he remembers.

Those pingshu broadcasts dramatized classic Chinese literature, and Liu loved them.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a rainy stretch of weather in much of Minnesota this week.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a rainy stretch of weather in much of Minnesota this week.

Inside the rally, people chanted "Build that wall." Outside, others chanted "Don't vote Trump" — and before the night was over, the two sides had a tense confrontation on a street in Costa Mesa, Calif., where Donald Trump gave a speech Thursday.

Police say no major injuries were reported — but that they also arrested around 20 people. Before the night was over, demonstrators attacked at least one police car, shattering its windows.

Two vastly different budget proposals won approval overnight from the Minnesota House and Senate.

That sets in motion weeks of negotiations before the session's mandatory May 23, 2016 adjournment.

Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Brian Bakst.

Two vastly different budget proposals won approval overnight from the Minnesota House and Senate.

That sets in motion weeks of negotiations before the session's mandatory May 23, 2016 adjournment.

Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Brian Bakst.

This year's heavy rains and severe thunderstorms have city officials asking Austin’s small business owners to set aside time to prepare for natural disasters and emergencies.

David Hook was working at his furniture store last year when floodwaters began seeping in from under the door. He was able to move a lot of the merchandise out of the water’s way.


Many UC Davis students say the campus is ready for a change now that the university's embattled Chancellor Linda Katehi is under investigation.

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GOP Convention in Bay Area this Weekend

Apr 29, 2016

The Republican presidential campaign lands in the Bay Area this weekend, as the?California Republican Party holds its statewide convention in Burlingame. Penny Nelson speaks with Scott Shafer, senior editor of KQED's California Politics and Government Desk who will be at the convention all weekend.

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