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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.

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.

Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, raising a question about whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat.

AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US

President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants and jobs to other countries.

Dylann Roof to judge: Let lawyers back on death penalty case

The white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church asked a judge on Sunday if he could have his defense team back, at least temporarily.

New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts.

Key dates in Fidel Castro's government in Cuba


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.


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


Minn. officials project $1.4B budget surplus as fight looms

Gov. Dayton offers cautionary note, citing "continuing economic insecurity," but political leaders likely will fight over the sum as they debate priorities in the upcoming legislative session.


Dayton, legislative leaders say they are close on possible special session deal

A special session agenda would include tax cuts, a public works bill and financial assistance for some Minnesotans facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums.


The DFL’s slide

After crushing victories in 2006 and 2008, the House DFL has suffered defeats the past two election cycles, leaving them with just 57 members, to…