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Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., July 27, 2016.

Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But Democrats aren't likely to let the Republican presidential nominee's extraordinary comments simply fade away.

At the convention, Klobuchar and Franken are both in demand

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is greeted by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., second from left, as she arrives to speak at the American Federation of Teachers convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Monday, July 18, 2016.

Everyone wants a piece of Minnesota's senators in Philadelphia.

The Latest: Wisconsin official says police let reporter in

The Latest on a Washington Post reporter being denied entrance to a campaign stop by Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence (all times local):

Obama passes baton to Clinton and takes aim at Trump's vision

President Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.

ACLU: Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt

A civil rights group says the transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt.

DA: 'Real possibility' armed man in theater wanted to shoot

There's a "real possibility" a Georgia man jailed on charges he brought a stolen gun and ammunition into a western Pennsylvania movie theater planned to shoot it up, a prosecutor told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The Latest: Atlantic City OKs state loan to avoid default

The Latest on Atlantic City, New Jersey, getting a loan to help it though the end of the year and avoid default and possible bankruptcy (all times local):


Fitch lifts Minnesota to top credit rating
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Rating increase reflects state's economy, budget reserves, financial health

Klobuchar to get second speaking turn at DNC
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Klobuchar will talk about bringing orphans to their adoptive families in Minnesota after Haiti earthquake


Fitch lifts Minnesota to top credit rating

Rating increase reflects state's economy, budget reserves, financial health


Klobuchar to get second speaking turn at DNC

Klobuchar will talk about bringing orphans to their adoptive families in Minnesota after Haiti earthquake


Tim Kaine is the ultimate dad, says Twitter

The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.


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On convention's last day, Sanders rallies DFL delegates

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to Minnesota DFLers on the last day of the Democratic National Convention.


Morning Hot Dish: Can Clinton hit the high bar tonight?

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Broadway stars plead for love at Democratic convention

Audra McDonald was among the stage's biggest names to sing for Hillary. Too bad CNN didn't fully appreciate the moment.


Obama: ready to 'pass the baton' to Clinton

In an emotional convention speech, President Barack Obama told Democrats he's ready to 'pass the baton' to Hillary Clinton, and urged America to vote for her and for an optimistic future.


Harmonica in hand, Tim Kaine uses music to make connections

He carries multiple harmonicas in his briefcase. He has played with members of the Dave Matthews Band and the Grateful Dead. And he has been…


Donald Trump urges Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails

Asked whether Russian espionage into the former secretary of state's correspondence would concern him, Trump said, "No, it gives me no pause."