MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the latest in the presidential campaign to the high costs of childcare in the United States, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, Sept. 13.
President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will campaign for Hillary Clinton in separate states today as she continues to battle pneumonia. Her VP running mate Tim Kaine will be making a stop in Minneapolis. Clinton sought to deal with the fallout by calling into CNN, insisting she was feeling much better and saying she didn’t think the diagnosis would be a big deal. Meanwhile, violence erupted at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina as Trump slammed Clinton for calling his supporters deplorable.
NCAA Pulls Events Over NC’s LGBT Law
The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina because of a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. That includes opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games. The law requires transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
Childcare Costs In USA
In much of the country, families spend more on child care for two kids than on housing. And if you’re a woman, it’s likely you earn less than your male colleagues even though 1 in 4 households with kids relies on mom as the sole or primary breadwinner. That’s according to new research that suggests while the economy has improved, women and their families are still struggling to make the numbers work.
Dozier’s 40 HRs
Congratulations to Brian Dozier. He hit his 40th home run of the season Monday night, becoming just the second Twins player to reach that in a season. Harmon Killebrew did it back in 1970. But the Twins lost to the Tigers 4 to 2.