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After recent hacks, U.S. debates how best to respond

President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited a government cybersecurity center in Arlington, Va., Jan. 13, 2015. Recent revelations of hacking into Democratic campaign computer systems in an apparent attempt to manipulate the 2016 election is forcing the White House to confront a new question: whether, and if so how, to retaliate.

No one is sure how best to react, including how much suspicion is enough to prompt retaliation.

Water quality a top issue at FarmFest 2016

Police: Multiple shooting victims in downtown Austin, Texas

Officials say there have been separate shooting incidents within the same area in downtown Austin and there are multiple victims.

Officials dismiss Trump's assertions about NFL and debates

Both the NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's assertions about the fall debates, which the billionaire businessman says have been rigged by his opponents to draw a smaller audience by scheduling two of them at the same time as a football game.

FAA had been warned of risk of high-fatality balloon crashes

Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations.

Koch network refusing to help Trump

From a luxury hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, some of the nation's most powerful Republican donors are rebelling against Donald Trump.

Bipartisan backlash for Trump, after questioning Khan family

Donald Trump sparked bipartisan backlash, after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke at the Democratic convention last week.


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


Third parties vie for those unhappy voters

Last Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders urged his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton in a prime-time speech from the Democratic National Convention stage in Philadelphia.…


Clinton and Trump campaign strategies are as different as night and day

Trump will tweet and hold big rallies; Clinton has a more traditional approach


Father of fallen soldier offers emotional rebuke of Trump

Khizr Khan lost his son, Capt. Humayun Khan of the Army, to the war in Iraq more than a decade ago. On Thursday night, he…


Russia tied to hack of program used by Clinton's campaign

Computer systems used by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign were hacked in an attack that appears to have come from Russia's intelligence services, a federal law enforcement official said.


Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has two years to write the rules, pre-empting a GMO Vermont law that kicked in earlier this month.


Gov. Mark Dayton looks back on 40 years of Democratic National Conventions

From 1976 to 2016, the DFL governor's political career has gone through highs and lows.


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.


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.


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."