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GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions.

Clinton leads Trump by 13 points in latest Minnesota Poll

In a matchup between the two presidential front-runners, Clinton leads Trump 48 percent to 35 percent statewide in a poll of 800 Minnesota voters taken last week.

Congressional candidates endorsed by DFL, GOP

Michael Brodkorb

Three congressional candidates were endorsed today at political conventions held across Minnesota.

Former DFL lawmaker running to be Trump delegate to Republican National Convention

Michael Brodkorb

Former DFL legislator Steve Wenzel is running to delegate to the Republican National Convention from Minnesota as a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Latest: Top adviser says Trump will help GOP lawmakers

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Indiana primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):


Synthetic narcotics spark new look at drugged- driving laws

Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and killing her. That driver had inhaled aerosol dust cleaner moments before to get high, and prosecutors say he was impaired enough to be charged with vehicular manslaughter.


Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking year off

President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017.


The Latest: Company says ads respect consumers' privacy

The Latest on a U.S. senator's call for an investigation into the practices of an outdoor advertising company in New York (all times local):


Wisconsin unemployment payments drop by more than half

Wisconsin's yearly unemployment benefit payments have fallen by more than half since 2010, pulling the trust fund out of a $1.3 billion deficit.


Appeals ruling clears way for Bowe Bergdahl case to resume

An appeals court has cleared the way for Bowe Bergdahl's legal case to resume by rejecting prosecutors' argument that defense attorneys were given too much…


Trump to use Sanders' 'unqualified' comment against Clinton

Look out for Bernie Sanders to help front-runner Donald Trump compete against Democrat Hillary Clinton.


Connecticut governor to get JFK award for pro-refugee stance

Connecticut's governor is being honored with the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his public support of resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S.


Sanders raises $26M in April in primary bid against Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is reporting raising about $26 million in April in his primary challenge to Hillary Clinton.


Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle

Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt."


From new to old, some ways guns are being made safer

Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send…


House Speaker Kurt Daudt is facing a major political test

As he tries to successfully navigate the end of the legislative session, Daudt then will pivot to a crucial election where he will fight to hold the GOP House majority.


Top 5 prospects for Donald Trump's running mate

"I just don't want to think about it right now," Trump said Tuesday about his potential running mate. But everyone else is.


James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

Jonathan Mossberg is among a group of pioneers looking to build a safer gun.


US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

The Obama administration is scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, and has again been forced to turn to Russia for help — with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.