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GOP poll: Paulsen ahead of Bonoff, lots of undecided voters

GOP poll: Paulsen ahead of Bonoff, lots of undecided voters

Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy

Audience members listen to introductory speakers before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Joni's Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

Why the EU's tax probe of Apple and others is raising US ire

The Latest: Maine governor won't hold town hall meeting

The Latest on on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

Comey: FBI wants "adult conversation' on device encryption

FBI Director James Comey is again warning about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption.

Chicago mayor to unveil plan for new police oversight agency

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to outline his plan to overhaul the city agency that investigates police misconduct.

US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in early trading Tuesday in what looks to be another quiet day as the summer comes to an end. Hershey plunged after the company walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple slipped after the company was hit with a large tax bill in Europe.

GOP poll: Paulsen ahead of Bonoff, lots of undecided voters
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GOP poll: Paulsen ahead of Bonoff, lots of undecided voters

GOP, Trump campaign try to quell Minnesota ballot panic
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Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.

Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break questions

The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs.

Supreme Court showdown looms Tuesday over Minneapolis ballot questions

Court to decide $15 minimum wage and police insurance ballot proposals

Weiner and Abedin split amid new sexting scandal

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is leaving her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former New York congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal.

Chicago police to Trump: Tell us about your 'magic bullet' to stop crime

Trump has repeatedly invoked Chicago's bloodshed on the campaign trail to frame himself as the law-and-order candidate in his race against Hillary Clinton.

FBI investigating foreign hacks of state election systems

– Hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and the FBI alerted Arizona officials in June that Russian hackers were behind…

Greek clergy seek MN support for Orthodox leader

Gov. Mark Dayton met with leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church last Sunday, and it wasn't to share a slice of baklava at the Greek…

Anthony Weiner's Twitter account disappears after another sexting scandal

Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account appears to be deleted after new sexting allegations about Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin’s husband grace the cover of Monday’s

GOP state House candidate to suspend campaign against Ilhan Omar

Abdimalik Askar said he needs to attend to family issues. His name will remain on the ballot.

Emmer embraces Trump as other Republicans are being cautious

The first-term Minnesota congressman is among the few to openly support Trump, highlighting the anxiety many in Congress are feeling.

Riley Horan, 20, hopes to leave mark on politics even if he loses Minnesota legislative race

Riley Horan, who reaches legal drinking age on Oct. 7 and will be on the ballot as a legislative candidate in St. Paul on Nov.…