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Chapter 5: Fighting for Freedom

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More than 33,000 Japanese American men and women served in World War II. They fought as soldiers in Europe, and as translators in the Pacific.

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Indiana teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

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A woman whose son was coached by Jason Seaman in football said the teacher is a hero "and everyone here feels it."

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2 Minnesota colleges to offer foreign students scholarships

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Two Minnesota colleges plan to offer scholarships that let international students know they are welcome on U.S. campuses.

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Law school reckoning: University of Minnesota wants more subsidies to stay selective

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The University of Minnesota is finally seeing a slight increase in enrollment after a huge decrease in the early 2010s. But the school is still hurting financially and relying on subsidies to maintain its stature.

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Teacher removed from Minnesota board over Trump comments

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A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year has lost her position on a state licensing board after using an expletive in a social media post criticizing President Donald Trump.

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Career advice for recent college grads

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As graduates stream out of colleges, diplomas in hand, what do they need to know about finding work?

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Cash-strapped schools await word of veto decisions

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Gov. Dayton has threatened to block bills that include one-time money for safety improvements and other uses.

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S2 E5: Privilege

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No witness has been more important to the prosecution's case against Curtis Flowers than Odell Hallmon. He testified in four trials that Flowers had confessed to him while the two men were in prison together. Hallmon has an astonishingly long criminal history that includes repeated charges for drug dealing, assault, and robbery. So how reliable is his testimony and did he receive anything in excha

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U, Minnesota State consider where to use new maintenance funds from the state Legislature

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At session's end, it appears that money for capital improvements at the state's college and university systems came through, though not to the levels colleges wanted.

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Budget cuts could end the lone high school Russian program in MN

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Given current events, losing St. Paul Central's Russian program would be a blow, the teacher says.

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Giving parents more freedom to choose doesn't guarantee better schools

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Other countries offer clues about how effective nationwide school choice would be in the U.S.

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Timeline of police response to Texas school shooting remains unclear

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In the aftermath of the deadliest public school shooting in Texas history, early witness accounts and recordings from emergency dispatch describe a 30-minute nightmare.

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'Do Something:' Parkland students angry after Texas shooting

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Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took to social media to express outrage and heartbreak after the Friday school shooting in Texas, where authorities say a gunman opened fire, killing 10 people.

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Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father's guns

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The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School posted an image on Facebook of himself wearing a "Born to Kill" shirt and used his father's shotgun and pistol in the attack that left 10 dead and 10 wounded.

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Colorado woman chosen to lead St. Cloud State University

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Robbyn Wacker of the University of Northern Colorado has been chosen as the new president of St. Cloud State University.

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