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Warring sides in Yemen agree to cease-fire in key port city

Dec 13, 2018

After week-long peace talks at a castle in Sweden, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have agreed to a cease-fire in Hodeidah, a strategically significant city held by the rebels.

Nurse denied life insurance because she carries naloxone

Dec 13, 2018

The U.S. surgeon general has called on "bystanders" to be equipped with the opioid reversal drug to save lives. But when a nurse answered that call, her application for life insurance was denied. Why?

The latest class of Rock Hall of Fame inductees announced

Dec 13, 2018

Each year, the inductees are selected by a voting group of previous winners, historians and members of the music industry. The 2019 class was announced on Thursday, and includes Jackson, The Cure, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The …

Hugs and high-fives: How kindergarteners make their day

Dec 13, 2018

In Birchwood, Wis., northwest of Barron and Rice Lake, the kids in Nicole Schlapper's kindergarten class start the day greeting one of their classmates. They get to pick how they want to do it -- hug, handshake, high five etc.

KY governor criticizes journalists for investigating his state

Dec 13, 2018

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has taken the undermining of the free press to a new extreme, posting a Facebook video railing against an investigative journalism organization that has partnered with his state's biggest newspaper.

Areas of morning fog; metro air quality alert through Thursday afternoon

Dec 13, 2018

Snow/rain showers are expected to break up a bit as they near the Twin Cities metro area Thursday afternoon, but a passing sprinkle/flurry is possible in the metro area.

Bostrom stuns St. Paul City Council with surprise retirement

Dec 13, 2018

After more than 20 years on the St. Paul City Council, Bostrom said that "it's time to move on."

‘Everything was going fine, then all of sudden you have cancer’

Dec 13, 2018

Those words from Trevor Berger, the Atwater, Minn., police chief, are a reminder of the thin ice we're all living on in the nation's health care system.

Listen up: MPR News staffers' favorite podcasts of 2018

Dec 13, 2018

The day is only so long, but new podcasts are coming all the time. Never fear -- MPR News is here with our picks for the year's top podcasts.

Anti-Semites, Nazis finding inspiration in Baraboo prom photo

Dec 13, 2018

Today on 1A (10 a.m. on MPR News), the guests will tackle the infamous prom photo from Baraboo, Wis., which has been roundly criticized, motivating the community to respond in the belief that the lack of education and understanding is involved in Baraboo…