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Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addresses supporters in New York Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2009 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, rings the New York Stock opening bell, accompanied by then-NYSE CEO Duncan L. Niederauer, in New York.

An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.

Baltimore police union criticized for tweets after acquittal

Baltimore's police chief and City Council president are criticizing the city's police union for online posts that appeared to celebrate an officer's acquittal in the death of a 25-year-old black man.

Illinois police sue town, claim body cameras record nonstop

Ten police officers in a Chicago suburb are suing the town, claiming the body cameras they wore never turned off and recorded them using the restroom and changing clothes.

5 Colorado Republicans fight to take on Democrat Bennet

Not so long ago, Colorado's Republican Party relished the chance to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in this presidential swing state. Now it's presiding over a primary featuring five second-tier candidates who are fighting just to make themselves known to deliver Bennet an opponent.

Young Maine teen may be youngest Democratic delegate in US

Trevor Doiron isn't old enough to vote until late July. But when he does, he'll be voting for Hillary Clinton as one of the youngest national Democratic delegates this year.

Business promotion and politics par for Trump's golf tour

Donald Trump moved from hole to hole on his wind-swept Scotland golf course Saturday, not a club in hand but promotion on his mind, extolling North Sea views that are among "the great sights of the world."


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Peterson will support GMO labeling bill if it passes the Senate

Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota will support a Senate bill that requires food sold in the U.S. to carry labels disclosing genetically modified ingredients if it reaches the House for a vote. Peterson, a Democrat who is the ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee, reached that decision after studying a new Senate proposal. If passed by both chambers and signed into law, it would become the nation's first mandatory on-package labeling law for genetically modified organisms - known as GMOs. Peterson voted for a House bill that outlawed mandatory on-package designation of genetically engineered ingredients. But he said that the need for a national labeling policy in lieu of state laws like one that takes effect in Vermont July 1 was more important than deadlocking over on-package GMO labels.

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Gov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to compromise on public works bill

Gov. Mark Dayton, looking to jump-start stalled negotiations with Republicans over a major package of public works projects and tax cuts, said on WCCO radio Wednesday that he's willing to forgo some infrastructure projects he previously said were must-haves.


Peterson will support GMO labeling bill if it passes the Senate

Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota will support a Senate bill that requires food sold in the U.S. to carry labels disclosing genetically modified ingredients if it reaches the House for a vote. Peterson, a Democrat who is the ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee, reached that decision after studying a new Senate proposal. If passed by both chambers and signed into law, it would become the nation's first mandatory on-package labeling law for genetically modified organisms - known as GMOs. Peterson voted for a House bill that outlawed mandatory on-package designation of genetically engineered ingredients. But he said that the need for a national labeling policy in lieu of state laws like one that takes effect in Vermont July 1 was more important than deadlocking over on-package GMO labels.


Trump In Scotland hails 'Brexit' vote

Donald Trump, in a visit to Scotland on Friday, hailed Britain's vote to leave the European Union, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign.


Business groups and GOP push for state law to override cities' sick, wage rules

Minnesota business groups are responding to recent sick leave proposals, pushing for a preemptive state law and are also preparing a lawsuit against Minneapolis.


Minnesotans see immigration decision as push for action

Thursday's court impasse dealt Minnesota's immigrants a grave disappointment and promised to add fuel to the election campaign.


Business leaders endorse Hillary Clinton

Warren Buffett and Delta's chairman among execs to endorse Clinton.


National GMO labels a step closer, but not everybody's happy

Deal could provide first national law mandating on-package notification of genetically engineered ingredients.


Mondale sides with St. Croix River in U.S. Supreme Court private property case

Former VP, environmental groups say family's sale of lot would harm river.


Immigration ruling will sharpen campaign clashes

Analysis: Democrats said it would energize Latino voters while Republicans may use it as ammunition.


Shoe company claims Ivanka Trump knocked off its design

Ivanka Trump is being sued by an Italian shoe company that claims the fashion line carrying her name is selling a knockoff of one of its designs.


House upholds Obama 'fiduciary rule' on retirement savings

President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the House have blocked a GOP attempt to derail new administration rules that require financial professionals to put their clients' best interest first when giving advice on retirement investments like individual retirement accounts.