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Presidential debate could serve up 'drama and fireworks'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in these 2016 file photos.

Hillary Clinton's 'Between Two Ferns' episode viewed 30M times in 24 hours

Hillary Clinton appears on "Between Two Ferns."

"I really regret doing this," Hillary Clinton says in a recent episode of "Between Two Ferns." It has proven to be one of the most popular installments of the Funny or Die comedy video website yet.

As Clinton focuses on debate, Trump says he'd champion women

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing that he'll do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. At the same time, he's taunting her over the infidelities of her husband.

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ahead of their first presidential debate on Monday night.

Charlotte police free partial shooting video, doubts remain

Newly released police video of a black man's fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn't settling questions about whether the man threatened police with a gun before he was felled by a black officer.

US guidelines on self-driving cars get good reception at G-7

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have agreed to work together on creating such standards to maintain safety.

Trump says he'll do more for women as president than Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to make the case Saturday that he'd do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a lifelong champion of women's rights who would become the nation's first female president.


Both parties hope to boost turnout as early voting begins in Minn.
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Voting began Friday in Minnesota, one of the earliest states in the nation.

Sen. Franken joins Sen. Rand Paul in pushing to halt Saudi arms sales
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Sen. Franken joins Sen. Rand Paul in pushing to halt Saudi arms sales


Televised debates can change the race

A witty line, an emotional moment or a glaring error can be the difference between winning a high-stakes presidential debate and losing. These unpredictable, nationally…


A look at the battle for the U.S. House

The ability of the next president to fulfill campaign promises could depend on which party has control of Congress.


A look at the battle for the U.S. Senate

The ability of the next president to fulfill campaign promises could depend on which party has control of Congress.


Plenty of opportunities to join others to watch the big debate

Feeling nervous about Monday night's first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? It's OK, you're not alone. And you don't have to watch…


Obamas officially open new black history museum

The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open.


Signs can go wild during election season

If you were waiting to put up 50-foot billboards in your yard proclaiming the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials, your moment has arrived. Election season means…


Staffing shortage blamed for three-month backlog of Minnesota auto titles

The Department of Public Safety's Driver and Vehicle Services Division says it is offering voluntary overtime to employees and hiring temporary help.


How to vote early

To request an absentee ballot or find your early polling location, go to mnvotes.org. Or call 651-215-1440 in the metro area or 1-877-600-VOTE (8683)…


With debate prep, Clinton and Trump are worlds apart

Their debate Monday is expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates since Carter vs. Reagan in 1980.


Speaker Ryan, your views on Donald Trump? Next question, please

– The House speaker, Paul Ryan, has expressed no particular opinion on the stop-and-frisk police tactics advocated this week by Donald Trump. He…