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Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting

A 6-year-old boy who was critically wounded in a school shooting died Saturday, days after a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a school playground, authorities said.

People really want third-party candidates, just not these ones

Jill Stein, left, is running as the Green Party nominee, while Gary Johnson is running as the Libertarian nominee.

A new Gallup poll shows nearly 6 in 10 Americans would like to see a third major party in American politics. What people don't appear to want, though, is the actual third-party candidates who are running in 2016.

Missouri woman, asking to be ID'd, accuses fellow state candidate of rape

Cora Faith Walker

A Ferguson lawyer who is running for a seat in the Missouri House has accused another Democratic candidate of raping her during an August meeting to discuss how they could work together in the upcoming legislative session.

Autopsy: Minn. sisters in Seychelles died of excess fluid in lungs

Annie and Robin Korkki on vacation on the island nation of Seychelles.

Two American sisters found dead in their tropical island villa while vacationing in Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police in the African archipelago nation.

Live updates: Gophers, Penn State tied 3-3 in second quarter

Minnesota's offense got fired up before the Gophers took on Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday in State College, Pa.

Rainy weather and a threat against the home team's stadium can't keep the Gophers down. Get the latest updates on today's game from Penn State. We'll have social media, photos and more.


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The Terrace Theatre was partly demolished Saturday, Sept. 24 before a court order brought a halt to the process.

Preservationists lose last-ditch effort to save Terrace Theatre; demolition to resume

Twin Cities fire departments try to clean up culture of dirty gear
Minn. home care workers demand action on staff shortages, wages
With $7.3 million upgrade, airport in Rochester gets to keep global flights

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Europe's Rory McIlroy hit a 30 foot putt on the second hole during the afternoon matches.

Live: U.S. leads in two of four afternoon matches; one tied

Live updates: Gophers, Penn State tied 3-3 in second quarter
'C'mon! C'mon!' Patrick Reed holes out for eagle
Boone will start Monday for Vikings after second straight day of practice

Scores, schedules and stats
Patrick Dinkins, roastmaster at Cameron's, tested the coffee's flavor.

As coffee demand grows, Cameron's morphs from regional distributor to national brand

Polaris doubling down to keep customer loyalty despite recall problems
Schafer: For Target, buyback is an investment in the company
Gander Mountain president says it takes outdoors advocacy and training seriously


A Turkish paramilitary police officer carried the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi, 3. Members of the Chicago Fire Department worked on a gunshot victim at the scene of a double shooting in Ogden Park.

Rash Report: Unreal presidential race has little to offer a world of real trouble

Wells Fargo scandal shows the value of regulation
Sack cartoon: Syria
Readers Write (Oct. 1): Ryder Cup, Allina nurses' strike, Trump and taxes, campaign finance update, guns and terror

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Gloria Steinem will speak to a sold-out audience at Thursday's Talking Volumes event.

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem returns to Minnesota to talk about life on the road

Lindström lake home has simple Scandinavian style
It's high noon for mankind on HBO's 'Westworld'
In Kauai, Hawaii, living the plantation cottage life

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Reusse: Sorry, Ryder Cup crowds, you just can't hate Europe
Patrick Reusse

We're not playing the Soviet Union here. We're not even playing Putin's Russia, which would be a contest worth all of the red, white and blue toggery and "USA, USA'' chants at Hazeltine National.

Cirque du Soleil's 'Toruk' fails to take flight at Target Center

REVIEW: Cirque du Soleil's retelling of "Avatar" lands like a dud at Target Center. There's a lot of eye candy, but ultimately the production fails to soar.

Reusse: U.S. Ryder Cup team 'best ever?' Yes, but ...
Patrick Reusse

The talent the United States is bringing to this 12-player, 28-match competition is astounding. There's only one way the Yanks are going to lose this time to Europe -- and that's if they choke.


In 2007, Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at the New York premiere of "A Mighty Heart" in New York..

Deal will allow Brad Pitt visitation with children, sources say

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show
Judge: Bieber must sit for deposition or face arrest, court
November court date set in crash that injured Tracy Morgan

Cam Newton (1) was sacked by Harrison Smith (22) in the fourth quarter.

Vikings defenders are learning from their mistakes

Boone will start Monday for Vikings after second straight day of practice
Jeff Locke got help in his best game
X Factor: Stefon Diggs could be the difference maker vs. Giants

Jill Stein, left, is running as the Green Party nominee, while Gary Johnson is running as the Libertarian nominee.

People really want third-party candidates, just not these ones

Clinton camp bracing for personal attack by Trump at the next debate
Bernie Sanders to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Minnesota
Walker seeks federal assessment of Wisconsin flood damage

In this Sept. 29, 2016 photo, the cast bronze faux monument by artist Joseph Reginella, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the steam ferry Cornelius G. Kolff, is shown in the Staten Island borough of New York. It took Reginella six months to execute his multi-layered project that includes the faux memorial, a sophisticated website complete with a documentary, a mocked-up newspaper articles and glossy fliers directing tourists to a phantom Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum with small pieces of the wreckage on display _ some with "strange suction-cup-shaped marks."

Tall fish tale: Tourists fooled by memorial to octopus ferry disaster of 1963

Missouri woman, asking to be ID'd, accuses fellow state candidate of rape
Philadelphia Orchestra goes on strike, cancels opening gala
Police killing shakes diverse San Diego suburb

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrians inspect damaged buildings after airstrikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood of Mashhad, Syria, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016.

Russia warns against US attack on Syrian forces

Powerful Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica
Autopsy: Minn. sisters in Seychelles died of excess fluid in lungs
Haitians carve a dangerous new path to the U.S.

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Kindergarten is off to a rocky start – what's a parent to do?

Does an 8-year-old belong in a nursing home?