Cape Town could be the first major city in the world to run out of water

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April 21 is the expected deadline.

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District: Consulting biz not a conflict for Mpls. schools enrollment head

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The Minneapolis school district says a top enrollment administrator's education consulting business helping families navigate school choices does not present a conflict of interest.

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Some French men are lamenting 'the end of love as we know it'

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One French journalist sees his countrymen clinging to a "retro," sexist notion of seduction that includes pursuing women on city streets.

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Nearly 1 in 5 female college students are single moms

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Struggling to juggle school, work and child care, most of them won't make it to graduation.

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Norwegian statesman Jan Egeland critiques Trump’s reported vulgar remarks

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Reports of vulgar, offensive outbursts by the president of the United States have real-world consequences. One is the impact on America's reputation overseas and its ability to lead and influence world events — its "soft power." That's the argument from Norwegian statesman Jan Egeland.

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How countries around the world translated Trump

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Countries around the globe struggled to come up with a good translation of Trump's vulgarity.

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Minnesota's school accountability plan wins federal approval

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Schools flagged multiple times as low-performing will be required to direct some of their federal funding toward improvement plans. Those schools will also undergo yearly state audits and get access to increased staff training and regional specialists.

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Lynch has appealed sexual misconduct cases at U of M. Now what?

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Minnesota Gopher basketball player Reggie Lynch has appealed two cases in which internal University of Minnesota investigations found he violated student codes of conduct. Here's a look at the process.

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Twin Cities technical college gives 'all clear' after lockdown

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Dakota County Technical and Community College has lifted a lockdown ordered Wednesday afternoon after a student reported seeing a man on the Rosemount campus carrying what appeared to be a holstered gun.

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Here’s how Trump’s crackdown on ‘chain migration’ will affect migrant families

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Both Republicans and Democrats have expressed a desire to bring DACA recipients into the fold, but with a president who rode into office using anti-immigrant rhetoric, it’s unclear what kind of concessions might be made.

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Blaine company makes bid for troubled school tech group

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Blaine-based Infinite Campus says it could save metro school districts millions of dollars by taking over TIES, a troubled technology collaborative.

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U of M office recommends expulsion for Lynch after another sex assault allegation

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In less than a week, Reggie Lynch is facing yet another report that alleges sexual assault. But this one carries a recommendation of a tougher penalty.

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School desegregation case goes to state Supreme Court

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A case claiming persistent school segregation effectively denies Minnesota children an adequate education went before the state Supreme Court Tuesday. Here's what you need to know.

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DACA gave her courage to fight anti-immigrant bias and white supremacy

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Mwewa Mwange took a semester off from her university to save money — it's expensive to earn a degree while undocumented. But without DACA, she won't be able to return to finish her degree at all.

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Insurgent St. Paul school board finds governing is no easy A

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The four union-backed board members who swept the 2015 elections arrived with an ambitious set of demands. Two years after taking power, though, the board has yet to deliver most of the items on the insurgents' original list.

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