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BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest, 1:30 pm, MN

May 14, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

MALL OF AMERICA-CHILD HURT

MINNEAPOLIS _ A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall of America “looking for someone to kill” pleaded guilty to throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony and faces 19 years in prison. Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack. The child suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones but survived. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 400 words, photo.

CATHOLIC SEXUAL ABUSE-VATICAN

MINNEAPOLIS _ A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota seeks to trace a direct line from clergy sex abuse victims, through Minnesota church officials, to the Vatican, with claims made by three brothers who were abused by a Catholic priest, roughly between 2009 and 2012. Previous efforts to sue the Vatican over U.S. clergy abuse have failed. Because it has the status of a foreign nation, the Vatican is generally exempt from civil lawsuits filed in the United States. By Michael Rezendes and Amy Forliti. SENT: 965 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

CHINA TARIFFS-FARMERS

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Jamie Beyer says she knew way back in 2017, when President Donald Trump first started talking about tariffs, that the soybeans her family grows in Minnesota and South Dakota were likely to become a weapon. But these are days of “a little bit of panic” among farmers, she said, as they reel from prices that plunged this week to a 10-year low. “We’ve been brought into this deal, a sacrificial lamb, when it isn’t about our product and it isn’t about our trade market,” Beyer said. “It’s extremely hard to take.” One economist said the farm sector may face its greatest downturn since the late 1980s, with widespread bankruptcies and consolidation. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 700 words.

ZOMBIE CELLS

NEW YORK _ Scientists are studying whether the buildup of so-called zombie cells in your body can promote aging and the diseases that come with getting older. Basically the goal is to fight aging itself, says geriatrics specialist Dr. James Kirkland of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. By Malcolm Ritter. SENT: 765 words.

IN BRIEF:

LEGISLATURE-HOME STRETCH, DROWNING DEATH, BUTCHER KNIFE SLAYING-SENTENCE, GENERIC DRUGS-LAWSUIT, SUPERIOR-HOUSE EXPLOSION, FORT MADISON DOCK

SPORTS:

ANGELS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Los Angeles Angels play the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 6:40 p.m. CT.

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