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GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul

Marchers listened to speakers at the Minnesota State Capitol. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) held a march in front of the Minnesota State Capitol on Sunday.

March for Life participants optimistic about new restrictions.

Dayton's State of the State will set stage for 2017 session

Gov. Mark Dayton is preparing to lay out his vision for 2017 and beyond.

Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' test

As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises.

Alec Baldwin's Trump wasn't on 'SNL,' but mock-Putin was

Maybe Alec Baldwin was busy. Maybe "Saturday Night Live" figured viewers had seen plenty of President Donald Trump for real this inauguration weekend.

Unidentified 'woman' in selfie with senators is, well, our senator

A photo of a beaming, bespectacled woman in a yellow coat attending President Trump's inauguration Friday made the rounds on social media this weekend, inspiring laughs and cries of sexism.

Judge to hear pretrial matters in police shooting case

The judge who will preside over the murder retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer will go over pretrial issues in the first hearing in the case since the prosecution revised its team.


'Protect Life' sign in Minnesota Senate Building office window stirs controversy
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A DFL state Senator has asked that a sign hung in the window of a Republican colleague be taken down because it might violate a zoning ordinance.

If Ellison wins DNC post, state Sen. Dibble will run for Congress after all
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If U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison vacates his congressional seat for top DNC job, state Sen. Scott Dibble will run, reversing a previous decision to stay out of the race to replace him.


The Latest: Watchdog group says it will sue President Trump

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Rhode Island governor looks to pioneer free tuition for all

A college-for-all idea that sparked Democratic voter enthusiasm during the presidential race could now be tested in the smallest state.


From statues to doormats, here's what annoys Asian nations

How can you get under the skin of an Asian country? Diplomatic body searches, bomber flights, shrine statues and even doormats have set governments on…


Minnesota GOP charts new course in response to protests

Minnesota officials responded to months of unrest last year after the death of a black man shot by police officers with funding meant to reduce the state's widespread racial disparities. This year, a new Republican-controlled Legislature is plotting a crackdown on protests, with tougher penalties for highway marchers and potentially putting some demonstrators on the hook for the enforcement costs at unruly protests.


A loud roar and 'let's go guys' as storm strikes Georgia

The Latest on severe weather gusting through the southeastern U.S. (all times local):


Trump's 'war with the media' raises questions of trust

Donald Trump's "running war" on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted.


Trump, amid combative start, pledges to rise to moment

After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to begin governing a divided nation.


Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day

Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said.


After mass turnout, can protests turn into political impact?

Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women's march on Washington.


Texas governor threatens funding cut over sanctuary cities

A Central Texas sheriff's announcement her agency will be scaling back its cooperation with federal immigration agents has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to say his office will be cutting funding for the county.