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She Became A U.S. Citizen At 97, Now She’s Casting Her First Vote

For the first nine decades of her life, Chengyi Pan was a Chinese citizen. She remembers the days during World War II when American pilots dropped daily supplies, including toothpaste and chocolate.

10/30/2014

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Reality Check: New Franken Ad On McFadden Is Misleading

A new TV ad by Democratic Sen. Al Franken claims his Republican opponent Mike McFadden searches the world for places to avoid paying taxes.

10/08/2014

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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

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Hundreds March To Mark Tibet’s Nat’l Uprising Day

Several hundred people, some carrying the Tibetan flag, marched in downtown Minneapolis Monday morning to mark the 55th anniversary of National Uprising Day in Tibet. On this day in 1959, thousands of Tibetans spontaneously gathered to protect His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and to protest against Chinese Occupation.

03/10/2014

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DeRusha Drinks: Verdant Tea Becoming A Hot Commodity

We know about craft beer, and small-roasted coffee, but some food experts believe tea will be the next drink to take off in the United States. And a Minneapolis couple in their 20s certainly hopes so with Verdant Tea.

11/09/2013

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FDA: Tainted Jerky Treats Sicken Thousands Of Pets

The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of tainted jerky treats from China after seeing a surge in illnesses. Since 2007, the FDA says 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have gotten sick, and about 580 of those pets have died.

10/23/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 8-2!

The new champ! vs. Smart Bear!

08/02/2013

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Sideways-Turning Wheels Make Parallel Parking A Breeze

If you have trouble parallel parking, then this car is for you. This electric car’s wheels turn 90 degrees sideways to parallel park. It’s a first of it’s kind, and is a joint project between engineers in New Zealand and China.

07/31/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-29

Beer Bottle opening goes wild on the Smack Down!

07/29/2013

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Private High Schools Banking On International Students

There are teenagers who move half way around the world to Minnesota…for high school. Nearly 24,000 Chinese students study in private American high schools. Hundreds of them are here in Minnesota with the goal of competing in a global world.

05/28/2013

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North Korea….How Big Is The Threat?

John talked with one of the nation’s brightest minds when it comes to North Korea…Karla Robbins. Listen to part of their conversation from Thursday.

04/05/2013

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90 New U.S. Citizens Sworn In At Mall Of America

Amid the normal Saturday shopping crowd, commerce took a brief time out. In the Mall of America’s rotunda, folks got a glimpse of something very special – people taking their first steps toward American citizenship.

02/02/2013

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Maya Moore Leaving Mark On Chinese Basketball

Maya Moore has excelled everywhere she’s played, winning championships from college to the WNBA and Europe. Now she’s leaving her mark on the Chinese women’s basketball league.

12/13/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

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Opinion: Auto Manufacturing Is Back In America. Obama Was Right, Romney Was Wrong.

Auto manufacturing is back in America – especially in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania because President Obama made the politically risky decision to bailout the auto industry after bailing out the banks. It was a decision that worked. Obama was right, Romney was wrong. So Romney is now in full lying mode. He is trying to retroactively re-write the wrongs in his writings.

10/29/2012

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