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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.

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

President Obama hugged Hillary Clinton after his speech Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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

GOP leaders agree to streamline dueling cases over LGBT law

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have agreed to streamline dueling lawsuits over a state law that limits protections for LGBT people.

NC GOP apologizes to Kaine for tweet about military pin

The North Carolina Republican Party has apologized to the Democratic vice presidential nominee for mocking him for wearing what it thought was a lapel pin of the Honduran flag.

Navajo Nation leader wants action against sexual harassment

Art to be removed from now shuttered Old State House

State officials plan to remove tens of millions of dollars' worth of art work and artifacts from Connecticut's Old State House, which has been closed to the public amid the state's budget problems.

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.


Rep. Peggy Flanagan addresses Democratic National Convention
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Rep. Peggy Flanagan, DFL-St. Louis Park, was one of the few state legislators from across the country to be given a speaking slot on the big stage of the Democratic National Convention.

On convention's last day, Sanders rallies DFL delegates
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to Minnesota DFLers on the last day of the Democratic National Convention.


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.


Rep. Peggy Flanagan addresses Democratic National Convention

Rep. Peggy Flanagan, DFL-St. Louis Park, was one of the few state legislators from across the country to be given a speaking slot on the big stage of the Democratic National Convention.


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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."


Rep. Erik Paulsen optimistic TPP can get approval after election

The congressman says the trade deal is about more than economics.


Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations.