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Senate begins voting on 'skinny repeal' bill targeting Obamacare

In this July 18, 2017 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a pared-down health care bill that he hoped would keep alive Republican ambitions to repeal "Obamacare."

Mall of America shuts down amusement ride after Ohio fair death

Shredder's Mutant Masher was closed at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on July 27, 2017.

Mall officials said they did not know when the ride will reopen.

Scaramucci threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight

FILE - In this July 25, 2017 file photo, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington. Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus Thursday, July 27, 2017, as a suspected "leaker" within the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

Safety net clinics in Minnesota face loss of federal funds

Dr. Sagal Nur, right, prepared to work on a patient at her Open Cities Health Center dental office in St. Paul on Thursday with assistant Rita Robinson.

As Congress debates health care, $27 million in federal aid for state's rural and needy is in jeopardy. Cutbacks and closures could follow.

Police standards board rejects naming training fund for Castile

Valerie Castile, Philando’s mother, pleaded with the board to honor her son, saying he “didn’t get justice” in the court system.

A new state training fund for police officers will not be named for Philando Castile, despite Gov. Mark Dayton's recommendation.



Dr. Sagal Nur, right, prepared to work on a patient at her Open Cities Health Center dental office in St. Paul on Thursday with assistant Rita Robinson.

Safety net clinics in Minnesota face loss of federal funds

State dealing with glitches in new license tab, plate computer system
Leaders call for permanent appointment of Arradondo as Mpls. police chief
Family identifies woman fatally stabbed in Minneapolis parking ramp

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Twins manager Paul Molitor.

Molitor wants to return to Twins; decision will be up to Falvey and Levine

'In it for the long haul': Bridgewater talks about his comeback journey
From the X to the U: Lynx playoff move 'not OK' to Reeve
A real walk-off: Minnesota umpire leaves field over teams' ball-strike objections

Scores, schedules, and stats
This rendering, provided by Nomadic, shows what the remodeled Minneapolis Armory will look like during a concert.

Remodeled Minneapolis Armory to host days-long entertainment during Super Bowl

Border adjustment tax dropped from GOP budget plans
Forbes: Amazon CEO Bezos was briefly the world's richest man
FirstService Residential buys Paradise & Associates

Minnesota voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment in November creating the Legislative Salary Council, an independent body charged with setting legislative salaries. In March, the council set salaries at $45,000 per year, up from $31,140. The Senate accepted the salary hike, but House Speaker Kurt Daudt disagreed. Two legislators sued, alleging that Daudt had violated the state Constitution by not approving the higher salaries. He then reversed course and accepted the pay raises.

Finally, Minnesota legislators get a raise

Politics too weird? Try the safe blandness of business
Sack cartoon: Trump's trans ban adviser
Readers Write: Bias or not in reactions to shooting, direction of Democratic Party, postsecondary options, pollution in Cottage Grove, sanctions as foreign policy



Trump's trans ban adviser

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Comedian Dave Chappelle.

Comedian Dave Chappelle dines at acclaimed Robbinsdale restaurant

'Humble and sweet' Frampton calls Twin Cities fan, apologizes for meltdown
Why Sunday's Guns N' Roses stadium concert is one of the year's biggest rock shows
How Minneapolis became a 'must-play market' for stadium rock tours

Anderson: Biting incident on Island Lake comes shrouded in mystery
Dennis Anderson

Taking stock of the biting incident on Island Lake: Signs point to the work of a muskie or northern pike.

Tevlin: Minneapolis shop owner's mother fearless in standing up to armed robber
Jon Tevlin

It happened at the ColorWheel Gallery, a combination hair salon and gallery in south Minneapolis where local artists sell their wares and neighbors often gather for folk music.

Souhan: Twins should remember that trades are no sure thing
Jim Souhan

One hitting slump or a couple of bad pitching outings can make a trade a waste of time or a waste of a prospect.




FILE - In this July 25, 2017 file photo, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington. Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus Thursday, July 27, 2017, as a suspected "leaker" within the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.

Scaramucci threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight

National group sets up shop in Minnesota to support Paulsen
Senate begins voting on 'skinny repeal' bill targeting Obamacare
AP Explains: What is Venezuela's constituent assembly?

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, left, and Gov. Scott Walker hold the Wisconsin flag to celebrate their $10 billion investment to build a display panel plant in Wisconsin, at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Foxconn deal may cost Wisconsin $230,700 per new worker

Officer dies after shot multiple times in Indianapolis
Thrill ride was OK'd hours before deadly state fair accident
Justice Dept. weighs in against workplace protections for gays

In this June 28, 2017, photo, police officers aim their weapons during an operation at the Pavao Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil defense minister: Troops to fight violence in Rio

Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'
Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in Jerusalem
N. Korea mysteriously nixes beer fest, but unveils new brew

Twins manager Paul Molitor.

Molitor wants to return to Twins; decision will be up to Falvey and Levine

Falvey: Trade deadline a 'fluid situation' for Twins
Multiple reports suggest Twins could still trade Santana, others
Padres knock off Mets 7-5 behind rookies Margot, Coleman

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater speaks at his first press conference since his knee injury last year, during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn., Thursday, July 27, 2017.

'In it for the long haul': Bridgewater talks about his comeback journey

Souhan: Bridgewater embodies the ultimate wild card
Vikings' Jarius Wright adamant he should play more than last season
Vikings camp report: New-look run game, potential starters emerging

In this combination photo, Quincy Jones appears at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 9, 2004, left, and Michael Jackson arrives to court on March 2, 2005, in Santa Maria, Calif. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, a jury found that Jackson�s estate owes Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from �Billie Jean,� �Thriller� and more of the superstar�s biggest hits.

Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million

Michael Phelps stands by Shark Week race: 'You can believe whatever you want'
Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana
Comedian Dave Chappelle dines at acclaimed Robbinsdale restaurant