Daudt, other state lawmakers in Turkey as part of U.S. group

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House Speaker Kurt Daudt and two other Minnesota state representatives are in Turkey this week, where international tension is flaring over the country's downing of a Russian warplane.

GOP candidates condemn Planned Parenthood rampage

Several Republican presidential candidates on Sunday condemned the attack on a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs but stopped short of agreeing with liberal critics…

Judicial panel recommends DHS leader Jesson for Court of Appeals slot

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A state judicial panel has recommended Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and three others to Gov. Mark Dayton as he looks to fill two vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Clinton to campaign in Minneapolis on Dec. 15

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will hold a campaign event in Minneapolis on Dec. 15.

Trump scraps endorsement event after black pastors object

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star.

Trump stretches credulity but his fans love it

Some statements defy the truth, and promises can exceed presidential power.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

US aid worker made little effort to hide work in Cuba

The American aid worker who spent five years in prison in Cuba said he had no trouble bringing sophisticated communications gear into the country and made little attempt to disguise his work to set up Internet connections.

U.S. Rep. Ellison emerges as key political leader amid Jamar Clark protests

Stakes are high as Keith Ellison negotiates between local black community, state and local leaders.

Police union boss cited for access to pope during NYC visit

Officials have sought to discipline a powerful police union head for standing near Pope Francis without authorization during the pontiff's visit to New York City.

Ex-US Rep. Patrick Kennedy and wife welcome new baby girl

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy are welcoming a new baby girl to their family.

Clinton vows hundreds of billions for infrastructure, jobs

Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled the first piece of a new jobs agenda on Sunday, promising hundreds of billions of dollars in fresh federal spending in an effort to compete with the liberal economic policies of her primary challengers.

Hamburg voters reject 2024 Olympic bid in referendum

Hamburg residents rejected the German port city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics in a public referendum on Sunday.Opponents to the bid won with 51.6…

Republicans introduce bill to shift federal road funds

Republican legislators have created a bill that would shift federal road-building dollars from local work to state projects, a move that would exempt local projects from federal prevailing wage requirements.

The Latest: Victim of Colorado clinic shooting was Iraq vet

The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado (all times local):

15K recipients lose food stamps under Wisconsin law

Nearly 15,000 Wisconsin residents lost access to food stamps in the first three months under a new law that requires some recipients to seek jobs, government data shows.

California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions

California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact.

Jeb Bush says Trump 'uninformed,' not a serious candidate

The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation's commander in chief, because he's "uninformed" on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said on Sunday.

Rhode Island governor puts being a mom at center stage

Rhode Island's first female governor took her young son to a bill-signing to name a state insect. Her daughter starred in an eye-catching campaign commercial and danced at her mother's inauguration.