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Trump gets rock-bottom ratings in international survey

From right, Ivanka, Donald Jr.and Erik Trump listen as their father, US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, speaks at Turnberry hotel in South Ayrshire, where the Trump Turnberry golf course has been revamped, on June 24, 2016. (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)

A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should he become U.S. president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia.

Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

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"I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I took my daughter out pheasant hunting when she was about 8," said Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, a sponsor of the measure.

The Latest: Lawmaker: Few changes to N. Carolina LGBT law

The Latest on a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community (all times local):

Nebraska man convicted in sword slaying loses appeal

An Omaha man convicted of killing his girlfriend with a sword has lost an appeal before the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Monae, Lamar to perform at White House on Fourth of July

Singer-songwriter Janelle Monae (moh-NAY') and rapper Kendrick Lamar will help President Barack Obama celebrate his final Fourth of July at the White House.

GOP Senate leader renews calls for ethics hearing against Sen. Jeff Hayden

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Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wants to re-hear an ethics complaint against state Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis.

California governor signs stringent gun bills, vetoes others

Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and require background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation.


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In Croatia, Dayton finds tributes to a predecessor

Gov. Mark Dayton is in the midst of a visit to Croatia to mark the 20th anniversary of a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian military.

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GOP Senate leader renews calls for ethics hearing against Sen. Jeff Hayden

Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wants to re-hear an ethics complaint against state Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis.


Gold coin dealers win regulatory relief from Legislature

After getting hit with tough regulations, gold coin dealers sought relief at the Legislature — and got it.


In Croatia, Dayton finds tributes to a predecessor

Gov. Mark Dayton is in the midst of a visit to Croatia to mark the 20th anniversary of a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian military.


Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich are top VP candidates for Donald Trump

A number of senators — including Jeff Sessions (Alabama) and Bob Corker (Tennessee) — are also being reviewed as viable picks, although the extent to which they are being vetted is unclear.


Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?

Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.


Trump takes some detours during trade speech

Trade event was type he had avoided in primary.


Former Minn. Gov. Arne Carlson on a list of GOP's Hillary Clinton backers

Richard Armitage, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft. Three big-name former George W. Bush administration officials in the past two weeks have announced that they are supporting…


Christie emerges as Trump power player

He is pleading with fundraisers as he crafts Trump government.


Clinton, Trump share tough trade stance on China

Economic populism marks both candidates' views.


Dayton selects McKeig as next Minn. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state's highest court the first female majority since 1991.


Ikea to stop selling dresser linked to death of Minn. child

Ikea has agreed to stop selling and recall a dresser that had a tipping problem that had injured or killed several people, including a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, who died in February.