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Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

FILE � President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on a tour at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Trump spoke on the phone with Taiwan�s president � a first since 1979 � in a move that could precipitate a major rift with China, which has adamantly opposed the attempts of any country to open official relations with it.

President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court.

Green Bay mayor sentenced to fine, community service

The mayor of Green Bay has been sentenced to do community service and pay a fine for violating the state's campaign finance law.

The Latest: Recount resumes in North Carolina governor race

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The Latest: Green Party sues for Pennsylvania vote recount

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Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…

Dayton, legislative leaders say they are close on possible special session deal
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A special session agenda would include tax cuts, a public works bill and financial assistance for some Minnesotans facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums.


Breitbart speaker's visit this month to NDSU suddenly canceled

Campus College Republican group cites worries about disruption from protesters on both sides of pipeline dispute.


Obama pays tribute to Kennedy Center honorees

Al Pacino, The Eagles, Martha Argerich, Mavis Staples and James Taylor are honored at Obamaâ s last Kennedy Center Honors gala as president.


Trump widens field for secretary of state

– President-elect Donald Trump is broadening the field of candidates for secretary of state as his transition team remains divided nearly a month…


For some of Donald Trump's supporters, Vladimir Putin is a role model

To white nationalists, he's a symbol of strength, racial purity, Christian values.


Analysis: Trump's diplomatic skills tested before he gets to Oval Office

Taiwanese call is his latest attempt at questionable diplomacy.


Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…


With money, organization and dominance, DFL ponders what went wrong

Party tries to find footing outstate in changed political landscape.


Persistence paid off for new minority leader of Minnesota House

Rep. Melissa Hortman, the new leader of Minnesota House Democrats, ran for her seat twice — and lost twice — before finally prevailing in 2004.…


Keith Ellison opens the door to leaving House for DNC post

Speaking in Denver to state Democratic Party chairs, Ellison said the DNC job is more important than his seat in Congress, though he continued to insist that he could do both.


For once, health care provides a silver lining in state budget

State spending came in $245 million lower than expected, mainly because of health care