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'We made a mistake': Vikings change their mind, Peterson won't play after all

The Vikings reversed their decision to play Adrian Peterson in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints and have placed him on the exempt list, suspending him from all Vikings activity. In a news conference Wednesday morning, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf addressed the decision saying, "We made a mistake. And we needed to get this right." This came after the team drew criticism for initially choosing to play him while he faces charges for child abuse charges in Texas.

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St. Paul professor among 2014 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners

A St. Paul law professor earned a prestigious award for her work on behalf of American Indian women. Sarah Deer, a legal scholar at William Mitchell College of Law, won a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation. She is one of 21 new MacArthur fellows announced by the foundation today.

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Justice Ginsburg at the U of M: Women’s rights, the environment and memes

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg engaged a crowd at the University of Minnesota last night, sharing stories from her many years on the Supreme Court bench. The 81-year old associate justice is known for her strong advocacy of women’s rights. She touched on everything from social media to same sex marriage. Ginsburg is the second woman ever appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the first Jewish justice.

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