Obama struggles with stance on the death penalty

President Barack Obama is making a hard case for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system, but where he stands on the death penalty is unclear.

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.

Demoted St. Paul VA executive moved to Phoenix

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Demoted St. Paul VA executive moved to Phoenix

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.

Hawaii senator fears for pregnant wife amid dengue outbreak

Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there's a mosquito buzzing in his home.

Judicial panel recommends DHS leader Jesson for Court of Appeals slot

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.

Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US

President Barack Obama said there currently is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race

On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.

Man sentenced for pimping teens as part of business plan

A 38-year-old man told a federal judge that he had dreams and a formal business plan when he got out of state prison — and he only started sex trafficking his girlfriend and three 17-year-old girls so he could raise money for his business ventures.

Obama: Holiday means food, football, and not-too-dry turkey?

President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping "the turkey didn't turn out too dry."

Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process

Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.

Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.

Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul?

Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.

News Guide: Protests of Chicago teen's shooting continue

Several hundred protesters amassed on the streets of Chicago a second day in response to the city's Tuesday release of a squad-car video showing a white police officer fatally shoot a black teenager.

Obama makes holiday appeal for acceptance of Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama appealed anew on Thanksgiving Day for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity."

Bill Clinton back on fundraising trail for wife's campaign

Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he's doing it for his wife.

In 2016 campaign, both parties want reform in justice system

On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.

Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

Among the 130 victims killed in attacks in Paris were students, a filmmaker, a doctor, artists, music lovers and beloved parents and children. They had…

Minn. GOP group deletes tweet that DFL called 'racist and bigoted'

CD 7 Republicans take down racist Tweet about proposed special session