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What we've learned from the Benghazi investigations

An unofficial U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, was seen in flames after armed Islamic extremists attacked the compound on Sept. 11, 2012, killing four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. A final report from the House Select Committee on Benghazi shows no new evidence of wrongdoing by either President Obama or then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and no evidence of a deliberate coverup.

For one, diplomatic outposts in high-risk regions need adequate security.

Sack cartoon: Brexit, second thoughts

Brexit, second thoughts

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Lori Sturdevant
Minnesota GOP needn't bow to Trump 'unity'

Guidance for races down the ballot can be found in tactics used in 1964's campaign.

John Rash
Rash Report: 'Brexit' both inward and international in scope

Officially, membership in the European Union was on the ballot, but British identity was seemingly at issue, too.

Priorities for the St. Paul schools after a shake-up: What we want from our leaders

Shore up enrollment and equity. Prioritize the district's budget. Communicate with us.

Justice Anthony Kennedy's surprisingly open mind

He has been willing not just to break rank, but to reconsider his own prior judgments.

Minnesota Supreme Court is strengthened by diversity

With new appointment, 'Dayton court' will soon have a female majority.

Readers Write (June 29): Twin Cities transit, guns, civil disobedience, soccer

Transit in the Twin Cities: A dubious "A Line" experiment, and still poor service.

Lessons learned on Benghazi, but not by investigators

Clinton's and Obama's real mistake: Lack of follow-through and unwillingness to recognize the metastasizing Islamic threat.

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg just won the next abortion fight

In providing a separate opinion in a ruling she finds favorable, she was writing into law the factual finding that abortion is safe — full stop.

Supreme Court ruling derails deceptive attack on women's health

U.S. Supreme Court shuts down backdoor attempt to restrict abortions.

A listener's lifetime with 'A Prairie Home Companion'

Garrison Keillor's beloved radio show has been just about all we've ever needed most of the time.

Supreme Court sends a strong signal on limits of gun rights

Those convicted of reckless domestic violence should not own firearms.

Brexit: That's the spirit — here at home, let's apply it to the Met Council

The grievances are really quite similar.

Brazil and the Zika virus: Symptom of a greater ill

Brazilians' biggest worry is not the mosquito-borne epidemic, but rather the political situation, with its wide-ranging impacts.

Readers Write (June 28): Edina and urban design, Texas abortion ruling, Brexit, guns, Garrison Keillor, Pride Parade, ukuleles

Southdale and urban design: But Edina is not all about cars.

I helped start Moral Majority. Donald Trump not what we wanted.

He's the opposite, and the Christian right should not compromise its principals.