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Spending Bill Delays End of Legislative Session

The 2015 state legislative session almost came to a close Friday, but the House hit a roadblock on the negotiated infrastructure bill.
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With $138 left to go at five minutes past midnight, a phone volunteer pledged the final amount to bring the spring pledge week to it's goal and a rousing conclusion with exactly $700,000. That sum was achieved by 4939 donors over the course of the week. Dogs won the Pet Wars with a 17 vote margin at 1,182 votes, cats came in second at 1,165. Here's a note from MTPR station manager, William Marcus, about the week's success. "Before the MTPR spring pledge began I wrote that listeners would help...
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Rennett Stowe

Two Navy SEALs Tout Team Dynamics For High Performance

Anthony Page and Jason Larson, Navy SEAL veterans and co-founders of Applied Performance Sciences, talk about touring Montana's high schools, where they introduce John Underwood's "Life of an Athlete" program," promoting a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.
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Goodwill Zwelithini is the influential king of South Africa's Zulu nation. Comments that he made last month — when he reportedly said head lice should be squashed and foreigners should pack their belongings and leave the country — have been blamed for igniting attacks on foreigners, resulting in at least seven deaths. But Zwelithini denies inciting the violence.

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Rennett Stowe

Anthony Page and Jason Larson, Navy SEAL veterans and co-founders of Applied Performance Sciences, talk about touring Montana's high schools, where they introduce John Underwood's "Life of an Athlete" program," promoting a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.

In a new documentary in Russia, President Vladimir Putin says that the annexation of Crimea just over a year ago was justified and righted a historical wrong.

In the film titled The President, Putin denies that the importance of the Black Sea peninsula is not strategic. "It's because this has elements of historical justice. I believe we did the right thing and I don't regret anything," he says, according to RIA news agency.

Police in Baltimore say that 34 people were arrested and six police officers received "minor injuries" in protests Saturday afternoon and evening over the death in custody of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man.

Updated at 1:20 p.m. ET

At least two people are dead and five others missing after a powerful storm swept through a race regatta in Alabama's Mobile Bay, capsizing sailboats.

Ideal race conditions suddenly turned Saturday afternoon, when winds quickly went from 15 knots to 50 knots, generating waves as high as 10 feet along the 18-mile course.

One body was plucked from the water Saturday night and another today as a Coast Guard search continued for five sailors still unaccounted for, The Associated Press quoted Petty Officer Carlos Vega as saying.

In his first London Marathon win, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge edged past his countryman and defending champ Wilson Kipsang to win the distance race by five seconds, with a final time of 2:04:47. Fellow Kenyans, including the world-record holder, rounded out the third and fourth spots.

ESPN writes:

Following a powerful quake that has killed more than 2,000 people in Nepal, a high-altitude effort is underway on the slopes of the world's highest peak to rescue trapped climbers and recover the bodies of those killed when the temblor triggered a massive avalanche that swept base camp.

"Welcome to Iowa State University. May I take your paper, please?"

A bill circulating in the Iowa state Senate would rate professors' performance based on student evaluations. Just student evaluations.

Low-rated professors would be automatically fired — no tenure, no appeals.

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