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Archive for September, 2016

Summary: Handicapping the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle, employing the key presidential character traits identified by the American National Election Studies — competence, leadership, integrity, and empathy — and psychological profiles of Clinton and Trump, based on research conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics.

Summary: Video of the Jacob Wetterling Memorial Service at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

Summary: American Public Media Investigative Unit podcast series “In the Dark” reveals how law enforcement mishandled the Jacob Wetterling case.

Sep 11th, 2016

Summary: 15th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attack.

Summary: Danny Heinrich admits to kidnapping, sexually assaulting, and killing Jacob Wetterling by shooting him twice in the back of the head with a Smith & Wesson .38 Special snub nose revolver.

Summary: Jacob Wetterling’s remains have been found after Danny Heinrich led investigators to an undisclosed site in Central Minnesota.