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Escalating battle between Clinton, Sanders to hit Twin Cities

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will both speak at a DFL fundraising dinner in St. Paul on Friday, and Sanders is also said to be appearing at a forum at Patrick Henry High School.

Rubio launches new attacks in jumbled South Carolina primary

Trying to re-establish his place as a White House contender, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is unloading on nearly all of his rivals, declaring them unprepared for the national security responsibilities of the presidency.

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.

Ex-Dakota County worker pleads guilty in breach of legislators-in-parked-car case

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Thomas Berry took confidential report that detailed legislators 'making out' in park.

MMB lacked internal controls leading to omission of $537K tax penalty, report says

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Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles recommended the state budget office bolster its internal controls to ensure proper disclosure of uncommon payments.

House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps

A key Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients.

Standoff over guns at Tennessee legislative office complex

If it's up to the Republican speakers of the state House and Senate, the more than half-million Tennesseans with handgun carry permits will soon be able to be armed inside the legislative office complex.

Clinton, Sanders to debate tonight after splitting first two contests

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night in Milwaukee.

Police: Suicide may be reason man shot by Florida deputy

A mentally troubled man fatally shot by a Florida deputy while carrying an air rifle may have been attempting to commit so-called "suicide by cop," a police detective testified Thursday at a hearing in the deputy's manslaughter case.

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___Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developmentsWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to…

NY man arrested after waving gun-like object on live TV

New York City police say a Brooklyn man caught on camera waving what appeared to be a handgun behind a television reporter during a live broadcast has been arrested.

A look at key players in Oregon wildlife refuge standoff

The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a tense standoff that began more than a month ago.…

Obama says climate rule on 'strong legal footing'

President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on "strong legal footing" in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda.

Christie seeks federal relief to cover $82M snowstorm costs

Gov. Chris Christie asked for federal disaster aid Thursday to help New Jersey pay for last month's winter storm that he was criticized for downplaying during his presidential run.

US criticizes Cambodia for intimidation ahead of PM's visit

The Obama administration is criticizing Cambodia's government for threats against the political opposition as the Southeast Asian nation's prime minister prepares to make his first official U.S. visit during 31 years in power.

Paralyzed man awarded $23 million wants apology for shooting

A 24-year-old black man awarded $23 million by a federal jury last week said Thursday he forgives the sheriff's deputy who shot and paralyzed him but would like an apology.

Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

Tickets for Sanders' Minneapolis forum to be available at 4 p.m. Thursday

The surging Democratic presidential hopeful will speak at Patrick Henry High School on Friday evening.

Change would allow handguns at Tennessee legislative complex

The leaders of the Tennessee House and Senate are moving to end a total gun ban at the legislative office complex.

The Latest: Officer dies after gun battle outside Atlanta

The Latest on a gun battle during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta that killed an officer and wounded a suspect. (all times local):