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Chinese Co. Treats 6,400 Workers With 4-Day Trip To France

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, a Chinese company gave its nearly 6,400 workers quite a reward. Each worker received a four day trip to France and Monaco.

05/11/2015

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Lumber Liquidators Stops Selling Some Floors Made In China

Lumber Liquidators has stopped selling some floors made in China after a “60 Minutes” report discovered its laminate flooring contained high levels of formaldehyde.

05/07/2015

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Medical Device Maker Settles Lawsuit For $4.4 Million

Medtronic has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government accusing the company of selling medical devices made in China and Malaysia to the U.S. military.

04/03/2015

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St. Cloud Professor Accused Of Smuggling Ivory From Elephants, Rhinos

A professor at St. Cloud State University was arrested Tuesday and charged with importing and exporting ivory and rhinoceros horns. The indictment claims Professor Yiwei Zheng smuggled the specimens in and out of the U.S. between 2006 and 2011, ultimately selling many of the items to two individuals in China.

03/31/2015

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Good Question: Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?

Some Republicans don’t want the President, among other things, to grant legal status to undocumented parents who have children born in the U.S. Where do our immigrants come from? And, how have those groups changed over time? Good Questions.

03/02/2015

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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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Opinion: The Auto Bailout Wasn’t A Safe Financial Deal For America

Yes, it’s great that all turned out well for the auto workers, but it is absolutely horrendous to know that the American taxpayers via President Obama’s actions could have been left standing for billions of dollars – and still might.

10/29/2012

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Chinese Teacher Posts Abusive Photos Online

A young preschool teacher has been fired for posting more than 700 pics of her abusing her students.

10/26/2012

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Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.

10/22/2012

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Opinion: Romney Must Answer Tough Questions On His Questionable Foreign Practices In Debate Tonight

It is unprecedented for a presidential candidate to have as many conflicts when it comes to foreign business ties as Mitt Romney.

10/22/2012

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