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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.

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.

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.

US says precise location of Iran's enriched uranium unknown

A State Department official says the U.S. does not know the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel under the landmark nuclear agreement.


Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.


State officials revise water tests after temperature errors

Minnesota health officials are reviewing their water quality testing after discovering they evaluated samples at temperatures too hot to detect some chemical contaminants.


Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

Donald Trump and Univision say they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.


John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'

Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him."


Clinton aims to reset campaign with focus on black voters

After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach to those communities at the center of her strategy to retool her 2016 bid.


Lawyer: Seizing beach by Christie brother's home cuts access

A proposed dune project at the New Jersey shore could cut off access to the beach for 22 property owners — including the brother of Gov. Chris Christie — a lawyer for homeowners fighting the project said.


Judge orders northeast Iowa zoo to remove tigers, lemurs

The owners of a private northeast Iowa zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled that they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the endangered animals.


Assembly to consider bill expanding landlord rights

The state Assembly is set to consider a bill that would expand landlord rights.


Bloomberg cautiously eyes 3rd party presidential bid

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's blowout defeat in New Hampshire combined with Donald Trump's ascension in the tumultuous Republican race.


Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery

Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.


CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk

The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk.


Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids

State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.


The Latest: Sheriff shares more details of fatal shootings

The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local):


New York City Council speaker seeks criminal justice reforms

The speaker of the New York City Council vowed Thursday to push for criminal justice reforms, including the elimination of hundreds of thousands of outstanding warrants, to unclog the court system and shrink the inmate population to the point that officials could consider eventually closing the troubled Rikers Island jail.