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Journalist finds another outlet to channel creativity

Journalist finds another outlet to channel creativity Her jewelry is more than just her art; to Robyne Robinson it is her way of giving back to what she feels it has given to her.

For years, people watched Robinson anchor the evening news on KMSP-TV (Fox 9) but now she can be found doing another thing she loves – making jewelry. Though Robinson established her jewelry line, Rox, in 2003, it did not become a primary focus until after she stepped away from television and served as gubernatorial running mate to DFL candidate Matt Entenza in 2010.
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White House Photo of the Day

White House Photo of the DayBo, the Obama family dog, follows First Lady Michelle Obama as she walks across the South Lawn of the White House towards the Kitchen Garden, March 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
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Progressive Caucus Leaders Demand Administration's Full Response on Drones

Progressive Caucus Leaders Demand Administration's Full Response on DronesWashington, D.C.— Rep. Barbara Lee, the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force, with CPC Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison and Caucus members John Conyers, Donna Edwards, Mike Honda, Rush Holt, and Jim McGovern, Monday sent a letter requesting the full, unclassified release of information surrounding the Obama administration's drone policy. Rep. Conyers is the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.
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Striking janitorial workers claim unfair labor practices

Alleging mistreatment, low wages and poor working conditions, a group of striking workers recently protested outside of the Target Cooperation headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.
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Rosa Parks honored by Congress with full-length statue

Rosa Parks honored by Congress with full-length statueWASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Black History Month came to a close, a Civil Rights icon made history once again in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
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African American DFL Caucus to screen mayor, city council candidates

African American DFL Caucus to screen mayor, city council candidatesThe African American DFL Caucus from 10AM to 4PM March 16, 2013 conducts candidate screening for Mayor and City Council of Minneapolis at The Carlson School of Management, West Bank University of MN.
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Dollars and Sense: The Case for Prison Phone Justice

Dollars and Sense: The Case for Prison Phone JusticeThere are over 2.4 million children with a mother or father in jail or prison right now and tragically the high-cost of prison phone calls is cutting them off from contact. For 15,000 children in Minnesota this is a lived reality. Prison phone rates unfairly punish prisoners’ families, forcing them to pay up to $20 for a 15-minute collect phone call to speak with a loved one in prison. Thankfully, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking steps that would lower the cost of prison phone calls. The FCC recently initiated a proceeding, to determine if federal regulation is necessary for interstate prison telephone calling systems.
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Middle class Minnesotans to feel impact of GOP sequester

The choice Republicans have made to not end this sequestration will have a huge impact on middle class Minnesotans in the coming weeks and months. Rather than eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans to reduce the deficit, Republicans chose cuts in vital services important to seniors, men and women in uniform, and children and schools.
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NBCI pleads with the Vatican to rid itself of pedophiles during this Holy Conclave

NBCI pleads with the Vatican to rid itself of pedophiles during this Holy ConclaveWashington DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans is making a plea to the Catholic Church to fight against the tide of pedophilia that is a poison running through the veins of its leadership. NBCI calls on the Vatican to release all records of known pedophiles including Bishop Keith O'Brien to civil law enforcement officials of all jurisdictions here and abroad.
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Chávez leaves a deep imprint

Chávez leaves a deep imprintCARACAS, Mar 6 2013 (IPS) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died Tuesday in the Military Hospital of Caracas after a long battle with cancer in his abdominal region, which was diagnosed in June 2011.
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The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to review flood insurance needs

As winter conditions turn to spring melting, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is reminding Minnesota homeowners to determine if they may need flood insurance coverage. Flood damage is not covered under a standard homeowner's policy.
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