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.

High court won't review Michigan murder case

The Supreme Court won't consider reinstating the conviction of a Michigan man charged with a 1988 murder in a drug dispute.

Justices rebuff Texas veterinarian who gave advice online

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a retired Texas veterinarian who was barred from evaluating animals and giving advice over the Internet.

High court rejects challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws

The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws that require a private company buying campaign ads to register as a political action committee.

High court rejects fee dispute in Texas redistricting case

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from lawyers for former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and others seeking $360,000 in legal fees after challenging state redistricting plans.

High court rejects Mexican states' lawsuit over Gulf spill

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from three Mexican states seeking damages from BP and other companies over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Pink named UNICEF ambassador in fight to end child hunger

Trailblazing pop star Pink saw firsthand severely malnourished children during a recent visit to Haiti as a part of a UNICEF program to provide therapeutic…

News conference, funeral details set in officer's death

State police plan a news conference Monday to discuss the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania police officer who responded to a domestic dispute.

Services set for McFarland police officer killed in crash

Services will be held in Janesville Tuesday for McFarland police officer Ryan Copeland, who was killed in a crash while on duty.

Alabama authorities investigating police shooting in Selma

The State Bureau of Investigations in Alabama is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Selma that left a man wounded.

Colleges grapple with best ways to address race incidents

Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.

GOP's strong words on Muslims incur little political cost

Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other…

Clinton pledges hundreds of billions for infrastructure

Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising hundreds of billions of dollars in new federal spending in an effort to compete with the liberal economic policies of her presidential primary challengers.

Trump says black pastors likely pressured not to endorse him

Donald Trump says he thinks a group of black pastors meeting with him Monday had planned to endorse him for president but were pressured out of it because he "believes all lives matter."

Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways

Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the standing of Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan with the GOP's tea party wing and its anti-establishment presidential candidates.

Calendars show Clinton's availability to supporters

As secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton opened her office to dozens of influential Democratic party fundraisers, former Clinton administration and campaign loyalists, and corporate donors to her family's global charity, according to State Department calendars obtained by The Associated Press.