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In announcing its new music streaming service, Google’s YouTube says some big artists, including Adele, Vampire Weekend, and Radiohead, could be blocked from the site unless their independent record labels can strike a deal.

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As an American, the Monitor’s European bureau chief did not expect the audience at Kiev’s opera house to be quite so… youthful.

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An food sustainability organization in the UK has spread its philosophy of sharing and making food accessible in 25 countries. In France, the idea has become popular with projects in more than 300 municipalities in the country.

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For now, drones are no longer allowed to fly on National Park lands.

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Under the program, landowners and the federal government will split the cost of seeding plants that provide food for bees. Landowners will be paid a bonus for signing on to the program.

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Sandy Spieler, artistic director of In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and founder of the annual May Day Parade has won the McKnight Foundation's prestigious Distinguished Artist Award for 2014.

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Rachel Sussman has spent the better part of a decade tracking down and photographing organisms that have been living for more than 2,000 years.

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President Barack Obama is directing the Labor Department to start drafting rules making clear that the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to same-sex couples, allowing gay and lesbian employees to take unpaid leave to care for a sick spouse regardles…

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There's no lack of evidence that children are getting fatter and weaker. And children who are obese or out of shape tend to do worse in school. Scientists are starting to figure out just why that is.

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Minnesota's economy added 10,300 jobs in May, and the state's jobless rate fell one tenth of a percent to 4.6 percent.

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All the rain in recent weeks has lakes and rivers and streams in our region rising to record levels in many places. Flooding is a big concern. As many people shovel mud and suck water out of soggy basements, and farmers fields are underwater, you have …

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"Free" is a word with a powerful appeal. And right now it's being tossed around a lot, followed by another word: "college."

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The news comes after Quad/Graphics completed the acquisition of Waseca-based Brown Printing Company. Quad/Graphics, headquartered in Sussex, Wisc., announced finalization of the $100 million deal May 30.

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Retirees who begin collecting Social Security before their full retirement age can take a significant cut to their benefits — but there may be a way to "reset" that process and ease those reductions.

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On Easter Sunday, SpaceX will deliver a pair of legs to ‘Robonaut.’ This is the next big step in NASA’s quest to develop robotic helpers for astronauts. With legs, the 8-foot Robonaut will be able to do chores for the human crew on the International Sp…

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A Pew survey of 1,000 Americans asked to predict the future showed a lot of optimism but also considerable skepticism about where technology may be leading us.

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Gwen Stefani is reportedly joining ‘The Voice’ as a coach, replacing Christina Aguilera. The two new Season 7 coaches are Pharell Williams and Gwen Stefani.

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