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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.

Remains of Korean War POW headed to New York for burial

The remains of a U.S. soldier from Long Island who died while in captivity during the Korean War have been identified and are being returned to New York for burial.

The Latest: Manafort: "Midnight" due to "Obama-Clinton"

The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT):

Sawyer County court clerk apparent victim of murder-suicide

Two people died in rural Hayward this week after an apparent murder-suicide.

Asheville police cite activists who protested shooting death

Police in North Carolina are delivering citations to activists who protested the shooting death of a black man by an Asheville officer.

Charleston to review treatment of carriage horses, mules

Charleston officials say the city plans to review rules governing the treatment of carriage horses and mules after it received complaints about the animals working in the heat.

Dayton: Clinton 'dedicated her life to serving the needs of others'
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Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the crowd at the DNC

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

Chelsea Clinton: Mom driven by compassion, heart

Chelsea Clinton praised Hillary Clinton's contributions to social causes throughout her life, calling Hillary her role model, saying "That's who my mom is - she's a listener and a doer. She's a woman driven by compassion, by faith."

Clinton: With no ceilings, 'the sky's the limit'

To thundering cheers of delegates at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton noted that she's made history by becoming the first woman of a major U.S. political party to be nominated for president, saying "the sky is the limit."

Chelsea Clinton steps up to new role

– Chelsea Clinton had a singular role to play on the final night of the Democratic National Convention here, serving as the very…

Minnesota DFL's Sanders, Clinton camps join in opposition to Trump

– Passionate divisions among Minnesota DFLers who watched Hillary Clinton triumphantly claim the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday started to give way to a…

Trump says Putin is better leader than Obama

Donald Trump called President Vladimir Putin of Russia “a better leader” than President Obama, offering the praise in an interview with “Fox and Friends” on…

Dayton: Clinton 'dedicated her life to serving the needs of others'

Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the crowd at the DNC

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.

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

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