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Trump budget slashes programs affecting a fifth of Americans

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said of the $1.6 billion in the Trump budget for the creation of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, “We are absolutely dead serious about the wall.” The budget also proposes slashing funding for Medicaid, the health care program for low-income Americans and many people in nursing homes, by more than $800 billion over 10 years.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a $4 trillion budget plan that culls back or eliminates many programs that the White House says are a waste of money or create too much dependency.

Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

A woman makes a heart gesture as crowds gather for a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night.

As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the West.

At Capitol, a push to finish state budget after Dayton, GOP strike deal

State representatives and staffers prepared for the house to convene for a special session Tuesday afternoon.

Dayton, GOP lawmakers cut late-night deal to finalize $46B state budget, convene special session to pull it all together

Mayor Betsy Hodges: Minneapolis is strong, but undergoing transformation

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges gave her State of the City address at Masjid an-Nur mosque in north Minneapolis.

She delivered the State of the City address at a north Minneapolis mosque.

Minnesota surveillance camera ruling a victory for nursing home residents

Mary Ann Papp, 75, said she was harassed by staff at Neilson Place, a nursing home in Bemidji, after her family installed a surveillance camera to monitor her care. Lisa Papp-Richards, her daughter, said she decided to install the camera after her mother developed unexplainable sores and complained of maltreatment. May Ann Papp, front, was seen in the nursing home with her daughter Lisa Papp- Richards Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Bemidji, MN.] DAVID JOLES ï david.joles@startribune.com A Bemidji nursing home that repeatedly pressured a 74-year-old woman, and double amputee, to remove a surveillance camera from her private room was found responsible for emotional abuse by state health authorities. The decision by the state Department of Health is considered the first of its kind to affirm the right of Minnesota residents to put hidden cameras in their rooms without harassment. Mary Ann Papp installed the video camera in her room because she became concerned that the nursing home staff was not providing adequate treatment for her amputed legs. However, once the camera was installed, nursing home staff persistently pressured the elderly woman to remove the camera, and even removed the device at one point, causing her mental anguish, the state found.**Mary Ann Papp,Lisa Papp- Richards ,cq

Resident of a Bemidji nursing home wanted to document poor care.



Willa Congiu, 4, was delighted with the ice cream cone and pink lips from artist Monica Milley at the Vivienne’s Joy Foundation gathering on Tuesday.

Getting serious about a playground: St. Paul family seeks to turn sorrow into joy

Hennepin County Board approves Diversion Solutions to run its diversion program
Maplewood priest cleared of sexual misconduct is dismissed from church
Mayor Betsy Hodges: Minneapolis is strong, but undergoing transformation

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Teddy Bridgewater gave peace signs during Vikings practice at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 26, 2016.

Bridgewater takes part in Vikings practice for first time since knee injury

Grossman's on-base prowess keeps Rosario on Twins bench in Baltimore
Wild on shrinking list of teams to have never made a Stanley Cup final
Gophers' Fitzgerald, recovering from knee injury, gets 6th year of eligibility

Scores, schedules, and stats
Target CEO Brian Cornell pressed the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee not to create a border adjustment tax that he said would lift the price of many consumer goods.

Target CEO says import tax bets 'paychecks on an untested theory'

St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states
Fed leaders: Job disparities data becoming more important to central bank's decisions
Target to pay $18.5M to 47 states over 2013 data breach

The contents of a drug overdose rescue kit at a training session on how to administer naloxone, an opioid inhibitor that is proven to save lives.

No free passes: Everyone must own the problem of opioid addiction if we're to turn this crisis around

After Manchester, renew worldwide focus on counterterrorism
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A biting mosquito is one of the five bugs to watch out for this summer.

5 nasty Minnesota bugs to watch out for this summer

Will Twin Cities' own Jesse Larson win tonight on NBC's 'The Voice'?
'Justice League' director Zack Snyder quits film after daughter's suicide
Roger Moore, star of 7 James Bond films, dies at 89 after cancer battle

MCCD, other growing nonprofit lender-advisers stimulate many tiny businesses
Neal St. Anthony

Nonprofit lender-advisers are helping small businesses get their feet underneath them.

Scoggins: Equipment man 'Matty' ensured Gophers stayed stocked with laughs, essentials
Chip Scoggins

As Gophers equipment manager for nearly five decades, Dick Mattson became a beloved character who provided colleagues a vault of tales, some too colorful for print.

Rosenblum: Parents, here's how to stress less and still help your kids
Gail Rosenblum

Parental burnout is real. Here are some things you can do to fight it.




State representatives and staffers prepared for the house to convene for a special session Tuesday afternoon.

At Capitol, a push to finish state budget after Dayton, GOP strike deal

Ex-CIA chief: Russians were warned about election meddling
Trump budget slashes programs affecting a fifth of Americans
Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

Alcohol increases estrogen, which is linked to increased breast-cancer risk, said Anne McTiernan, a cancer-prevention researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast-cancer risk, study says

Ex-CIA chief: Russians were warned about election meddling
11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias
Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

A woman makes a heart gesture as crowds gather for a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night.

Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

South African hunter dies after being trampled by elephant in Zimbabwe
Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park
North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett, already in Cooperstown, makes another hall of fame

'Be safe out there.' Twins outfielders mindful of Buxton's speed
Down 5-0 in second inning, Twins recover to smash Orioles 14-7
Grossman's on-base prowess keeps Rosario on Twins bench in Baltimore

Teddy Bridgewater gave peace signs during Vikings practice at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 26, 2016.

Bridgewater takes part in Vikings practice for first time since knee injury

It's rookie Dalvin Cook's backfield as Vikings ramp up practices
After eighth eye surgery, Zimmer leaving Vikings for a few weeks to recover
Vikings tout rehabbing Bridgewater's practice participation

Director Zach Snyder

'Justice League' director Zack Snyder quits film after daughter's suicide

11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias
Billy Bush speaks out about life after Trump tape: 'I fell apart'
C.J.: St. Bonifacius native gets a diploma and a little Oprah time at college graduation