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Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report

Earlier this month, Hillary Clinton said she would be happy to "talk to anybody, anytime" about the handling of her official emails as secretary of state.

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."

Trump says he gave himself aliases often in business

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he often used aliases to purchase real estate — but continued to deny he'd been caught on tape pretending to be an imaginary spokesman in a recently-released recording.

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.

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sends stern letter to Perpich Center for Arts Education

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Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sent a letter to the executive director of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, urging her to hand over information his office is seeking, or face sanction.

The Latest: Pros and cons of north Jersey casinos debated

The Latest on the debate over expanding casinos into northern New Jersey, near New York City (all times local):


Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination

Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.


Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

AP count: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party's national convention in Cleveland.


How the AP-NORC poll on Social Security was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Poll on the attitudes of Americans age 50 and over on work and retirement was conducted from…


Sanders asks supporters to help Feingold in Senate bid

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is asking his donors to support Russ Feingold's U.S. Senate bid.


In reversal, House backs LGBT rights for federal contractors

After party leaders let Republican lawmakers vote as they wished, the House reversed course and approved a measure aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors.


NJ Senate speaker: Start campaigning for casinos near NYC

The head of New Jersey's state Senate says it's time to start a campaign to drum up support for two new casinos in the northern part of the state, near New York City.


Judge says voting rules won't change for August election

A federal judge hearing challenges to Wisconsin's voter identification law says the rules for the August primary election will be the same as they were for the April presidential primary.


Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.


Bernie Sanders sends fundraising plea for Feingold

Bernie Sanders has sent a fundraising plea to his backers for Democrat Russ Feingold, who is running for the Senate in Wisconsin.


Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week

Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid.


With 1 delegate at stake, Kentucky re-examines its vote

State election officials will re-examine vote totals from the Democratic presidential primary at the request of Bernie Sanders' campaign.


Gun supporters claim Katie Couric documentary deceptive

Gun rights activists featured in a new documentary on the issue hosted by Katie Couric say it utilizes deceptive editing to misrepresent their response to a question from the news anchor.


Hearing for deputy charged with killing man carrying air gun

A court hearing is set for a Florida deputy charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a black man who was carrying an air rifle.


'It's the fear of the unknown' - UK small biz key to EU vote

With sparks flying from a welder at work behind him, Simon Boyd's voice rises as he explains why he believes the United Kingdom should leave the European Union even though his company, REIDsteel, has put up buildings across the 28-nation bloc, from the Netherlands to Poland and Italy.