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Dayton and DFLers press GOP for details of bonding proposal

House Republicans have offered to spend $600M on statewide projects.

Patching relationships, Trump pivots toward big fundraising

Donald Trump is taking his first steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race, aiming to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the fractured Republican Party behind him.

Paulsen donates Hastert contribution to domestic violence prevention

Michael Brodkorb

Congressman Erik Paulsen has donated the contribution his campaign received from a political action committee of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to a domestic violence prevention organization.

Senate DFLers propose borrowing $1.5B for improvement projects

Hot Dish Politics

Senate DFL leaders want to borrowing nearly $1.5 billion to fund a so-called jobs bill that will fund capital improvement projects across Minnesota.

Trump says he would likely replace Yellen once her term ends

Donald Trump said Thursday he has nothing against Janet Yellen but would likely replace her as Fed chair once her term is up.


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___FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewedWASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will…


Pentagon spokesman says deadly IS attack was a surprise

The Pentagon's spokesman says the attack in which IS fighters penetrated Kurdish Peshmerga lines and killed U.S. Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was a surprise.


4th Circuit rejects Virginia death row inmate's appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed two people during an escape.


Obama hosts final Cinco de Mayo reception at White House

President Barack Obama's final Cinco de Mayo reception at the White House seemed more a celebration of him than of the holiday.


The Latest: Mayor says escaped inmate no longer in his town

The Latest on the search for an escaped inmate in New Jersey (all times local):


Seattle mayor decries sexist attacks to sports arena vote

Seattle's mayor and an investor have condemned sports fans' sexist attacks against the mostly female City Council after its vote sidetracked a proposed arena project aimed at luring the NBA back to the city.


Trump signals he'll name running mate at convention

Donald Trump said Thursday that he will name his vice presidential pick at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July.


Colorado city to pay those sent to jail over court fines

In a rare move, a Colorado city has agreed to pay dozens of people, most of them homeless, who were sent to jail because they couldn't afford to pay fines for minor offenses like panhandling and jaywalking.


Trump candidacy still tough for many in Minnesota GOP to take + Video

Republican Party responses include no way, OK, too soon to say, no comment.


The Latest: NYC mayor to sign 5-cent charge for plastic bags

The Latest on New York City's plastic bag law (all times local):


The Latest: Man found guilty in 10 'Grim Sleeper' murders

The Latest on the verdicts in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings (all times local):


Boy's testimony subject of dispute in case of slain officer

Lawyers for an Army staff sergeant accused of fatally shooting a police officer working her first shift are fighting prosecutors' efforts to bring the sergeant's 11-year-old son in front of a grand jury.


Prison secretary gives guards $10 million in raises

The leader of Wisconsin's short-staffed prison system said Thursday that he plans to hand out millions of dollars in raises each year in the hopes of boosting recruiting and retention.


Q&A: How Michigan lawmakers differ on Detroit school revamp

The fate of Detroit's debt-ridden school district rests with the Michigan Legislature, where lawmakers have passed widely different restructuring plans and have just six weeks to resolve their differences before a summer adjournment.