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California Gov. Jerry Brown tells Democrats the nomination fight is over

California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures as he speaks at the 91st Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.

Time to focus on Trump, California governor says.

Big Trump checks to vets groups sent on day of media report

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

More than a dozen big checks flowed out of New York last week, bound for veterans' charities from Donald Trump. On Tuesday, he announced he had made good on his promise of last January to give the groups millions of dollars from a highly publicized fundraiser.

Gov. Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff for Memorial Day

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Flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff through Monday.

House GOP leaders press for special session at Hwy. 12 in Maple Plain

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Legislative leaders are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session to approve a public-works bill.

GOP legislative hopefuls file en masse for office

Leaders touted lineup of candidates for fall elections.


NYC scrutinizing Trump campaign's use of Trump Tower atrium

Donald Trump's frequent campaign events in Trump Tower are attracting scrutiny from New York City officials, who want to know whether he is abiding by rules requiring the building's atrium to be open to the public.


IRS proposing strict new limits on tax-free municipal bonds

Affordable housing in Albertville, a community gym in Edina, a fire station in Pelican Rapids: Local governments say the rules mean such projects would be much tougher to pay for.


Jesse Ventura says 'unequivocally' he will not run for president

"Just in case I would win, I don't want to do the job," the former governor explained. He said he'd back the Libertarian candidate.


State mental health gets $48M, defying national trend

Legislators stepped up with $48M in new money, yet left out Security Hospital.


Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out

While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the…


The Latest: Arizona sheriff could see more contempt hearings

The Latest on a hearing for contempt-of-court violations for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):


The Latest: California pension fund CEO sentenced to prison

The Latest on the sentencing of former California pension fund CEO (all times local):


Suspect waved arms before being shot by deputies

Video released by a Florida sheriff's office shows a robbery suspect swinging his arms in the seconds before he is fatally shot by three deputies.


Congressman tells daughter to remove congressional car tag

No, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings isn't moonlighting as a ride-sharing driver.


Business Highlights

___Wal-Mart seeks overseas success by going native in ChinaSHENZHEN, China (AP) — Wal-Mart has found that if it wants to win over foreign consumers, it…


City of Lakeville's tweet sparks a political dustup

The city of Lakeville deleted an objectionable tweet this week that GOP politicians criticized as public support for a political campaign.Screenshots on social media show…


Trump angrily defends delay to donate to veterans

He criticized scrutiny over the January fundraiser.


Appeals court refuses to rehear transgender restroom case

The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused Tuesday to reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling on the matter.


Aerial surveys document ocean debris around Hawaii

A study of the eight main Hawaiian Islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, state officials said Tuesday.