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Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., July 27, 2016.

Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But Democrats aren't likely to let the Republican presidential nominee's extraordinary comments simply fade away.

At the convention, Klobuchar and Franken are both in demand

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is greeted by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., second from left, as she arrives to speak at the American Federation of Teachers convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Monday, July 18, 2016.

Everyone wants a piece of Minnesota's senators in Philadelphia.

Push for $15 minimum in Minneapolis hits a snag

A push to give workers in Minneapolis one of the highest minimum wages in the country has run into a major obstacle.

Flordia governor says 4 Zika cases likely came from mosquitoes in state

Florida's governor says the state has concluded that four mysterious Zika infections likely came from mosquitoes in the Miami area.

Debra Messing, Blake Shelton spar over presidential campaign

Actress and outspoken Democrat Debra Messing has called a Twitter truce with country singer and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton following a politically charged spat.

16 percent turnout predicted for Wisconsin Aug. 9 primary

Turnout for Wisconsin's Aug. 9 primary is predicted to be just 16 percent.

Spain revises economic growth forecast up for 2016

The acting Spanish government has revised upward its forecast for economic growth this year from 2.7 percent to 2.9 percent.


Dayton: Clinton 'dedicated her life to serving the needs of others'
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Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the crowd at the DNC

Fitch lifts Minnesota to top credit rating
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Rating increase reflects state's economy, budget reserves, financial health


Chelsea Clinton: Mom driven by compassion, heart

Chelsea Clinton praised Hillary Clinton's contributions to social causes throughout her life, calling Hillary her role model, saying "That's who my mom is - she's a listener and a doer. She's a woman driven by compassion, by faith."


Clinton: With no ceilings, 'the sky's the limit'

To thundering cheers of delegates at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton noted that she's made history by becoming the first woman of a major U.S. political party to be nominated for president, saying "the sky is the limit."


Chelsea Clinton steps up to new role

– Chelsea Clinton had a singular role to play on the final night of the Democratic National Convention here, serving as the very…


Minnesota DFL's Sanders, Clinton camps join in opposition to Trump

– Passionate divisions among Minnesota DFLers who watched Hillary Clinton triumphantly claim the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday started to give way to a…


Trump says Putin is better leader than Obama

Donald Trump called President Vladimir Putin of Russia “a better leader” than President Obama, offering the praise in an interview with “Fox and Friends” on…


Dayton: Clinton 'dedicated her life to serving the needs of others'

Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the crowd at the DNC


Tim Kaine is the ultimate dad, says Twitter

The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.


Fitch lifts Minnesota to top credit rating

Rating increase reflects state's economy, budget reserves, financial health


Klobuchar to get second speaking turn at DNC

Klobuchar will talk about bringing orphans to their adoptive families in Minnesota after Haiti earthquake


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