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State financial aid money dries up before many low-income college students get help

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Last year, almost a million students who qualified for state financial aid didn't get it.

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Lola Flowers dies, mother and source of spiritual support to son, Curtis, imprisoned on death row

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For 21 years she regularly visited her son in Parchman prison and never gave up hope he'd be exonerated.

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St. Paul educator turns experience of depression into teaching moment

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Al Levin thinks two groups face unique mental health challenges: men and educators.

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Wisconsin high court sides with fired conservative professor

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The 120-page ruling concluded that Marquette University breached its contract guaranteeing academic freedom with former professor John McAdams.

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McNally Smith's bankruptcy closes major sale, but students and faculty owed money still in limbo

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The mortgage holders on the downtown St. Paul school building are almost certain to get the building. But that doesn't mean students and faculty members owed money will get much, if anything, out of the liquidation of the music college.

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Conservatives sue University of Minnesota over speech venue

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Conservative groups are suing the University of Minnesota, arguing that the school violated their free speech rights by moving a conservative speaker to its smaller St. Paul campus.

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Execution in Mississippi: Who lives and who dies

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Can Mississippi, with its ugly history of racial oppression, administer the death penalty fairly?

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S2 E11: The End

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For the last episode of the season, we went to meet Jeffrey Armstrong, who, a few years after Curtis Flowers first went to prison, found what might have been a key piece of evidence. What he found — and where he found it — offers hints that someone else may have committed the Tardy Furniture murders. Armstrong turned the evidence into the cops. And then, he says, it disappeared.

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Chapter 8: Seeking Redress

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Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War Two demand that the federal government take account of their suffering and make reparations.

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Students of north Mpls marched for their future, healing traumas from neighborhood shootings

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At the third annual Path to College Walk children marched with parents, teachers and members of the community in north Minneapolis Friday.

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Diorama daze: Bell Museum prepares to open doors of $79M new digs

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A brand new Bell Museum opens next month in a new location, after being closed for three years. We get a preview of the renowned dioramas and planetarium.

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Some St. Paul schools fail to meet state law on teaching the arts

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The data on arts instruction came out after a parent sought the info -- and found it was unavailable.

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S2 E10: Discovery

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Prosecutors have always said that Curtis Flowers was the only serious suspect in the Tardy Furniture investigation. But we found a document showing that another man, Willie James Hemphill, had also been questioned just days after the murders. Who was he? Why was he questioned? When we finally found Hemphill, living in Indianapolis, he had some very surprising things to say about the case.

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The other suspects: Who law enforcement did and didn't investigate in the Tardy Furniture murders

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What an Alabama crime spree might reveal about the Curtis Flowers investigation.

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The saga of Bobby Joe Townsend

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Not long after the Tardy Furniture murders, Doug Evans may have sent an innocent man to prison.

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