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Minnesota's DFL delegation brings deep diversity to the national scene

Sanders 47, Clinton 42: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, at lower right, sounded the roll call as Minnesota’s wide-ranging delegation voted for president Tuesday.

State's DFL delegation brings deep diversity to the national scene.

Poll: If Hillary becomes president, what title will Bill have?

Should Hillary Clinton become the president, Bill Clinton would become the first male White House spouse. This poses a pressing question for Americans: what would we call him?

Bill O'Reilly: Slaves that built White House were 'well-fed'

Bill O'Reilly says the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government."

Officer says she wasn't aware Confederate flag offends some

A police officer fired for flying the Confederate battle flag at her suburban Atlanta home says she had no idea the emblem was controversial, and is appealing her termination.

Kazakh state oil company starts legal case against Romania

Kazakhstan's state oil company says it has initiated legal proceedings against Romania after prosecutors froze its shares in the country's largest oil refinery.

Former New Hampshire police chief faces sex assault charges

A former part-time police chief in western New Hampshire who was once suspected of murder has now been charged with sexually assaulting a minor.

Mother of man in wheelchair killed by police takes plea deal

The Delaware mother of a man in a wheelchair who was fatally shot by police has accepted a plea deal related to an attack on a woman she thought made a 911 call about her son.


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Klobuchar touts Clinton's work against human trafficking

The Minnesota senator used a high-profile slot at the DNC to praise Democratic nominee.

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Rybak apologizes to delegates on behalf of DNC over emails

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, apologized to DFL delegates in Philadelphia for the email controversy that angered Bernie Sanders supporters.


Bill Clinton delivers powerful Hillary speech

Bill Clinton took the stage Tuesday night for his 10th address to a Democratic convention, the ex-president, husband and party standard-bearer stepping into a singular role in American history: potential first gentleman.


Meet the one farmer in Democratic-Farmer-Labor delegation at DNC

Nobles County woman says party must bridge outstate-metro divide.


U.S. intelligence has 'high confidence' that Russians were behind DNC e-mail thefts

– U.S. intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of…


If Clinton wins, wild card may be having an idle former president in the White House

– If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, Bill Clinton will not become a regular at Cabinet meetings, his wife’s advisers say. He will…


$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.


Klobuchar touts Clinton's work against human trafficking

The Minnesota senator used a high-profile slot at the DNC to praise Democratic nominee.


Labor is key to a Democratic victory, Minnesota delegates say

Local Democrats stress importance of labor vote to a win in November.


Rybak apologizes to delegates on behalf of DNC over emails

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, apologized to DFL delegates in Philadelphia for the email controversy that angered Bernie Sanders supporters.


Morning Hot Dish: 'It was quite a night for Minnesota'

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Michelle Obama: 'I'm with her'

Michelle Obama says Hillary Clinton is advancing the cause for women so "all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be President of the United States."