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Sanders: Democratic convention could be 'messy'

FILE - In this May 8, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally in Piscataway, N.J. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton sought to avoid primary losses in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday, aiming to blunt the momentum of challenger Bernie Sanders ahead of a likely general election matchup against Republican Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and his push to make the party more inclusive could get "messy" but asserts in an interview with The Associated Press: "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle."

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sends stern letter to Perpich Center for Arts Education

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Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sent a letter to the executive director of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, urging her to hand over information his office is seeking, or face sanction.

Dayton promises quick review of budget, tax bills; noncommittal to special session

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Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday criticized the "disappointing" end of session, which collapsed in the final hours over transportation and bonding.

Nolan tries again for constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions

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Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota will once again offer a constitutional amendment that would keep corporations and labor unions from making unlimited contributions to political campaigns.

Rep. Keith Ellison says anti-Muslim speech won't end without political clout

He says Muslims must build political clout to fight hate and discrimination.


Actress Melissa Gilbert drops run for Congress in Michigan

Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert is dropping her run for Congress in Michigan.


Oregon mayor places police chief on leave after shooting

The Portland mayor has placed Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an accidental shooting while hunting in eastern Oregon.


McCollum, others meet with Twin Metals over BWCA

Some in state's D.C. delegation are at odds over desire to mine.


Court puts ruling striking down right-to-work on hold

A Wisconsin appeals court has put on hold a Dane County circuit judge's ruling striking down the state's right-to-work law.


Oklahoma House committee kills transgender bathroom measure

An Oklahoma House committee has killed legislation that would require schools to provide separate restrooms for students who object to sharing them with transgender students.


Lawyer: 48-year fugitive hospitalized for kidney failure

A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized.


Indiana University to file new suit against abortion law

Indiana University intends to sue to try and block a new state law mandating that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated after a federal judge blocked its bid to join an existing lawsuit, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.


Minnesota lawmakers OK tax breaks for college savers and debtors

If you were waiting for another reason to start saving for college, you may have one soon. For the first time, Minnesotans would be eligible…


Without state funding, Southwest light rail's future in doubt

So far, $130 million has already been spent on the line linking Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.


Illinois pushes legal aid for juveniles in murder cases

A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 in murder or sex offense investigations under a measure Illinois lawmakers are considering that seeks to eliminate false confessions.


Teen pleads not guilty to threat against military personnel

A teenager accused earlier of trying to assist the Islamic State group has pleaded not guilty to accusations he tweeted out the names and addresses of military personnel with threats of violence.


The Latest: Bodies believed to be missing couple found

The Latest on the disappearance of a Washington state couple, presumed to have been killed (all times local):


North Carolina speaker: On LGBT, Charlotte must repeal first

Chances appear to be dwindling that North Carolina lawmakers will alter a contentious, new state law limiting LGBT nondiscrimination protections, because a legislative leader says they won't act until Charlotte first throws out its local ordinance increasing those protections.


Sen. Reid calls for people to 'lay off' Bernie Sanders

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that people should "lay off" Bernie Sanders, sending a message to restive Democrats increasingly anxious to see the party unite behind Hillary Clinton.