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Trump strains to unite GOP, with Paul Ryan's wavering

Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party, a task underscored by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who said he was not ready to support Trump.

MnSCU drops North Carolina travel ban

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has lifted a ban on travel to North Carolina over that state's law limiting the rights of LGBT people.

Paulsen donates Hastert contribution to domestic violence prevention

Michael Brodkorb

Congressman Erik Paulsen has donated the contribution his campaign received from a political action committee of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to a domestic violence prevention organization.

Senate DFLers propose borrowing $1.5B for improvement projects

Hot Dish Politics

Senate DFL leaders want to borrowing nearly $1.5 billion to fund a so-called jobs bill that will fund capital improvement projects across Minnesota.

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning.


US military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida

The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday.


Obama administration proposes rules aimed at tax evasion

The Obama administration has announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclose more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers.


Trump eyes general election amid Republican backlash

Just days into his tenure as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump is brushing off a stinging rebuke from the GOP's top elected official while vowing to unite a fractured party.


LGBT community braces for impact of new counseling law

Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay.


AP Analysis: For Republicans fearing Trump, Ryan offers out

Within the span of a single hour, Donald Trump gave Republicans wary of his presidential nomination yet another reason to worry — and House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to give them a way out.


Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP's Trump

Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him.


Judge to consider timing of Trump University trial

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has said he wanted a trial by the middle of this year in a federal class-action lawsuit against Donald Trump by students of Trump University who say they were defrauded. That was before the real estate mogul appeared headed for the Republican presidential nomination.


Kerry to address 25,000 at Northeastern graduation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Northeastern University.


In Trump's rise, allies see harsher American approach to foreign policy

Whether or not he wins, leaders wary of a shift in American foreign policy.


Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

Republican Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail for his first rally as his party's presumptive nominee on Thursday night, delivering a series of searing attacks against likely rival Hillary Clinton and making clear he has no intention of toning down the rhetoric that drove his spectacular rise.


House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP.


Dayton and DFLers press GOP for details of bonding proposal

House Republicans have offered to spend $600M on statewide projects.


Obama administration proposed rules aimed at tax evasion

The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclosure more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers.


The Latest: Union: Verdict 'just' for teen in NY cop's death

The Latest on the trial of a New York City teenager who prosecutors say started a mattress fire that killed a police officer and injured his partner (all times local):