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Global response is needed after Istanbul airport massacre

Passengers embraced each other at the entrance to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport early Wednesday, June 29, 2016, following their evacuation after a blast. Suicide bombers hit the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 200.

Build and strengthen alliances to combat terrorism.

Sack cartoon: Hillary Clinton and Benghazi


Hillary Clinton and Benghazi

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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.


Counterpoint: Raising the state's minimum wage will hurt those it aims to help

To absorb the increased cost, businesses will be forced to cut hiring, hours and benefits.


After the Baltimore riots, signs of positive change

After the smoke cleared, businesses offered new training and jobs; police changed tactics, and the city gained fresh leadership.


The Somme at 100: Trench battle showed war's terrible learning curve

Despite the carnage, British learned from their mistakes and adapted tactics that would help Allies win in 1918.


A high court win for affirmative action in higher education

SCOTUS ruling in Texas case says race can be used in admissions process.


Readers Write (June 30): Pat Summitt, $15-an-hour minimum wage, Benghazi reports, abortion

Remembering the inspiring coach Pat Summitt.


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.


What we've learned from the Benghazi investigations

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


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.


$15-an-hour minimum wage: First Minneapolis, then statewide

A ballot initiative in the city almost certainly would pass — the public wants fairness. Businesses worried about an ensuing disparity should direct their attention to the Legislature for 2017.


Sack cartoon: Brexit, second thoughts