Constitutional Amendment U

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Whether or not to set statutory interest rates for loans.

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Initiated Measure 21

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Set a maximum finance charge for certain licensed money lenders.

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South Dakotan Korean War Veterans to Receive Ambassador for Peace Medals

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SDPB presents live coverage of the ceremony at the state capitol, on Tuesday, January 12.

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Former South Dakota Governor, Walter Dale Miller, Dies At 89

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Miller spent two decades in the South Dakota House of Representatives. In 1986 he was elected as the Lieutenant Governor for South Dakota Governor George S. Mickelson. In 1993, Mickelson was killed in a plane crash, which inserted Miller into the role of Governor.

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Lake Area Tech Class Of 2015 Graduation Ceremony

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The graduation ceremony for Lake Area Tech with President Barack Obama giving the commencement speech to the class of 2015.

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

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Stories Of Service, The Draft

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Race, class, culture — the draft in the 1960s and 1970s was a lightning rod that lit up every schism in American society. But ending the draft has produced unintended consequences, creating a citizenry completely disconnected from the soldiers who bear the entire burden of endless wars. The Draft tells the story of how a single, controversial issue continues to define a nation.

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The Draft: The History of America's Draft

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Since the first shots fired in the American Revolution, the United States has been a nation at war. Only 21 calendar years have elapsed in which the United States did not wage any wars, making armed conflict the trend that has shaped the nation's ideas, institutions and people. "The Draft" airs tonight at 8 pm CT (7 pm MT) on SDPB TV. 

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U.S. Operations Killed Two Hostages Held By Al-Qaida, Including American

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President Obama offered his "grief and condolences" to the families of the American and Italian aid workers killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in January. Both men were held hostage by al-Qaida.

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America's Front Yard: National Mall

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The design of the National Mall involved converting tidal flats, forests and farmland into the major landmarks we see today. Designer Pierre Charles L’Enfant placed major landmarks on high points, with the Capitol Building on the highest spot.

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150 Year Anniversary Of The Lincoln Assassination

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On the evening of April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary were attending a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC. A confederate spy and actor, John Wilkes Booth, entered the Presidential Box seating area and shot President Lincoln in the back of the head. The President was pronounced dead, early the next morning.

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5 Things You Should Know About Sen. Rand Paul

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced his bid for the White House Tuesday on his website. Here are five things you should know about Senator Rand Paul.

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'James Baker - The Man Who Made Washington Work'

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Watch the story of James A. Baker III, a remarkable politician and statesman who represents a time when a divided Congress got things done, and when presidents and politicians worked together. Baker, now 84, helped get three presidents elected, served in top posts for two of them and was a central player in some of the most momentous events of the late 20th century.

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Is death by firing squad really instantaneous? Not necessarily

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In Utah, the death penalty can now be carried out by firing squad, but only as a backup method if lethal injection drugs are unavailable. The state’s governor signed in the new law amidst a nation-wide shortage of these drugs, and other states are eyeing similar execution methods. Judy Woodruff talks to Andrew Novak of George Mason University and Jennifer Dobner of The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

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Responding to concerns over her use of a personal email account to conduct official business while in office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she wants the public to have access to her emails. The State Department says it will review messages for possible release.

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