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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama laughs with Frank Deford as he awards him the 2012 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of White House in Washington. Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. Deford passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Key West, Florida, his family confirmed.

Obituary: BCA agent Lee Urness wrote book on hunt for serial killer Cunanan


Michael Finley, a journeyman from Raytown, Mo., works on the ceiling of the capital rotunda’s north side.

Minn. Historical Society losing its preservation authority

Minneapolis nonprofit aims to stop summer skills slide with simple solution: free books
What's open on Memorial Day
Walker postpones garden opening after 'Scaffold' protests

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The Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrated his goal against the Nashville Predators with Ian Cole, left, and Matt Cullen during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.

Penguins stumble, snap back with Guentzel's winning goal in Game 1

Twins' big rally trumped by Astros' bigger rally
Scoggins: Spurning fresh arms leads to baffling bullpen fiasco by Twins
Eden Prairie sprinter pushed his pace in the face of adversity

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. The federal government is borrowing about one out of seven dollars it spends and steadily piling up debt _ to the tune of about $14 trillion held by investors. Over the long term, that threatens the economy and people�s pocketbooks.

As Americans take on more debt, some pockets of concern

Hack your car? Minnesota-based entrepreneurs have a tool for you
Does your company have a healthy culture, or just 'bumper-sticker' values?
How to draft a summer flex schedule that makes sense

Israeli supplies were air-dropped to troops in the Sinai in June 1967.

Assessing the Six-Day War, 50 years later

A welcome push from Minneapolis Fed to address economic disparities
Counterpoint: Public initiative, not private incentives, are needed to improve north Minneapolis
Readers Write: Pines vs. climate change, aging, teaching, school funding, speech on campus, toll roads

Kim Jong Un's missile test strategy

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Clockwise from top left: Trevor Noah hosts “The Daily Show,” Seth Meyers hosts “Late Night” and Samantha Bee hosts “Full Frontal.” All have rewritten episodes on the fly to get in breaking news.

Forget getting the last laugh – late-night hosts want the first one

Soundset survives last-minute cancellations in a strong 10th year
The silliest Wonder Woman comic book stories of all time
Welcome to the world's coolest kindgergarten: A German soccer stadium

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art
Dennis Anderson

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.

Al Farmes' gone, but his legacy lives
Dennis Anderson

Al Farmes died Wednesday at 93, but the 'Save the Wetlands' program he helped create saved many prized habitats for posterity.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) walks to his office following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 25, 2017. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill

Trump's immigration views cast shadow on Virginia race
Trump weighs White House overhaul
University of California to end lavish spending on dinners

People embrace Sunday, May 28, 2017, outside a Bogue Chitto, Miss., house where several people were fatally killed during a house-to-house shooting rampage Saturday in Lincoln County, Miss. A man was arrested Sunday in the shooting rampage that left several people dead, including a sheriff's deputy.

Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears 'hatred'
Old South monument backers embrace "Confederate Catechism"
80,000 U.S. service members remain missing in action

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Donald Trump during a "family photo" with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, during the G7 Summit, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. From left, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Merkel, and Trump.

Merkel warns against 'simple answers' after Trump meetings

French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting
Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151
The handshake the world was waiting for

The Astros' George Springer, left, and Jake Marisnick celebrated as they score the tying and go-ahead runs against the Twins on a double by Josh Reddick in the eighth inning at Target Field on Monday.

Twins' big rally trumped by Astros' bigger rally

Scoggins: Spurning fresh arms leads to baffling bullpen fiasco by Twins
Byron Buxton hand injury not serious, but his departure has big impact on Twins
Postgame: Rosario's day included some thrills -- and spills

Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson goes back with Mike Zimmer for three decades, a friendship that is one reason why Patterson is the one Zimmer has entrusted to make sure "I kind of get his message across to the team," Patterson said.

With trusty Vikings assistant Andre Patterson near, Mike Zimmer can rest easy

Scoggins: Bridgewater video is Vikings' subtle message of optimism
Hartman: Vikings need their recent draft picks to develop quickly
Andre Patterson's career highlights

FILE - In this May 2, 2016 file photo, Ben Stiller, left, and Christine Taylor arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in New York. Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday, May 26, 2017, announcing their breakup. They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation

Ariana Grande vows Manchester benefit concert: 'We won't let hate win'
'Property Wars' star facing trial for wire fraud in Phoenix
JFK's last birthday: Gifts, champagne and wandering hands on presidential yacht

Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday

Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100.


Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies

A retired New York City firefighter who spent months digging through debris after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, then became a key voice in fighting for health care for first responders while wracked with late-stage cancer himself, has died, the fire department said.


The Latest: Americans turn out by 1000s to remember JFK

The Latest on celebrating the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100 (all times local):


Services set in Kentucky for ex-pitcher, US Sen. Jim Bunning

Services are set in Kentucky this week for former U.S. Sen. and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning.


Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85

Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator.