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Rise of Trump tracks growing debate over global fascism

Associations: Donald Trump has been likened to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Supporters say the comparisons are politically motivated smear tactics, but critics warn of the potential rise of fascism in the U.S.

Trump's campaign has prompted critics to look at past, envision future

Now, political world shifts attention to the running mate choices

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, and former Arizona governor Jan Brewer, center, greet Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Ariz., on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Brewer has been mentioned as a possible Trump running mate.

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and Democrat Hillary Clinton is the almost-presumptive nominee, attention is shifting to their choices for…

Gov. Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff for Memorial Day

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Flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff through Monday.

House GOP leaders press for special session at Hwy. 12 in Maple Plain

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Legislative leaders are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session to approve a public-works bill.

Traffic stop leads to shooting in northern North Carolina

Investigators say a man has been killed during a shooting involving two officers at a North Carolina traffic stop.


Trump's movement campaign likely to turn on the margins

Donald Trump calls his presidential campaign a mass movement, but he must show he can coax enough support from voters who twice delivered the White House to Barack Obama.


Police shoot man who wouldn't drop shotgun in NC parking lot

Authorities say a man shot to death by police in North Carolina held a shotgun for about 20 minutes before pointing it at officers.


Risk to Wisconsin unemployment fund seen as still high

Wisconsin employers vastly overpaid for unemployment-related costs during the Great Recession because the state wasn't adequately prepared. And when the next big downturn comes, the state could face the same problem all over again.


Veterans see tax break as way to make Minnesota competitive

Two days after the Minnesota legislative session ended in chaos, Bob Dettmer sat silently as a small group of military veterans in the State Office Building gave him a round of applause.


Libertarians to pick nominee to challenge Trump, Democrat

The Libertarian Party will soon pick its presidential nominee from three candidates.


New Maine midwifery rules reflect licensure drive around US

Maine's midwives will face a new set of rules designed to make homebirth safer as a result of a bill that reflects changes to the profession around the country.


Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry

Connecticut is trying to carve out a niche in the television and digital media industry.


Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets, Bo and Sunny.


Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets Bo and Sunny.


In Asia Pacific, a tense game of political brinksmanship

American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Moscow.


Judge orders release of documents in Trump University suit

A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


Sizing up the standstill left by the 2016 Minn. Legislature

The implosion of the 11-week legislative session without an agreement on the biggest issues is already becoming a theme in the upcoming election.


Sanders fails to oust Clinton backers from convention roles

Democratic officials have rejected Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention.


Obamas take a night out at Mexican restaurant in Washington

It's date night for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.