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TSA manager says he was told to profile Somalis at Twin Cities airport — A senior manager for the Transportation Security Administration at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport said his supervisors asked him to profile Somali imams and other Somali community members in Minnesota.

'Culture of second chances' -- or opportunity for struggling students? — A push in some Minnesota high schools to help every student succeed is prompting some teachers to ask: Is school hard enough? As schools try to close the achievement gap, some educators worry that a shift in grading standards isn't preparing their students for college or the workplace.

Suspect in Minnesota ISIS terror case changes plea to guilty — Adnan Farah, 20, of Minneapolis admitted to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped a more serious charge of conspiring to murder overseas.

Feds link Minneapolis ISIS suspect to al-Shabab — Federal prosecutors say a young Minneapolis man facing charges that he plotted to travel to Syria to fight for the terrorist group ISIS also tried to enlist with al-Shabab extremists in Somalia as early as 2012. The government has long maintained that Guled Omar, now 21, helped lead a group of friends who conspired to take up arms with ISIS.

Met Council report explores reasons for racial disparities in Twin Cities — Among the report's conclusions: Race and ethnicity - rather than other demographic differences - are driving racial disparities in the region.

Black coalition pushes legislative reforms at Capitol — A coalition of black leaders in Minnesota is calling for a number of legislative reforms to end the state's enduring racial disparities.

Bridging the gap: When the teachers are white, but the students are not — Listen Laura Yuen spoke with host Tom Weber about Kennedy High School Listen Educators Keith Mayes and Andy Beaton talk about the role of race in the classroom In a state where the vast majority of teachers are white and a growing number of kids are not, schools are trying to figure out the best way to bridge that divide.

Attorney defending Mpls. man departs ISIS terrorism case — A federal judge in Minneapolis Friday granted a defense attorney's motion to withdraw from representing a young Minnesota man facing charges of plotting to join ISIS.

Scrutiny grows over St. Paul imam's involvement in ISIS cases — Updated: April 1, 9:05 a.m. | Posted: March 31, 7:31 p.m. An influential St. Paul imam lobbied the father of one of the ISIS defendants to have his son take his case to trial, rather than plead guilty, according to a court document filed Thursday.

A deep dive into Minnesota's graduation gap: For these students, the challenge is real — Listen A deep dive into Minnesota's graduation gap Mar 28, 2016 People tend to think of Minnesota as a state that is tops in education. By a lot of measurements, that's true: We have a lot of great schools, high test scores and an educated workforce.
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