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An American Dream: Reflections on the WPI Fellowship

An American Dream: Reflections on the WPI Fellowship

  • The 2016 WPI Fellows after a meeting at the White House

 

In the glovebox of a Chicago taxi there is a birthday card from Barack Obama.

The driver, Kenny, doesn’t stick it to the dash, like the photos of his wife and grandkids. He’s worried someone might tear it off.

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Finally, Minnesota Knows: The Case of Jacob Wetterling

ABOVE: Jacob Wetterling when he disappeared, and a computer-generated image of how he may have looked as an 18-year-old.

My phone buzzed as I left Mickey’s Diner. I was swelled by half a chicken, coleslaw, baked beans and toast, and the soles of my shoes were caked in grease.

I reached for my phone and noticed I’d received an AMBER alert - a pop-up warning sent by police appealing for information about a missing child.

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Bullet points

Bullet points

Truck and grain silos, just outside Tracy MN

If you are going to dunk your head into the quagmire of American gun rights, there may be no better place to start than at a bar in Tracy, Minnesota on a Monday night. And there may be no better person to speak to than someone like Paul: a retired local high school teacher, a grandfather, and a breeder of Hungarian Vizslas. He is also a member of the NRA, and has a concealed carry permit.

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