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Tested GOP staff turn down Trump

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012 file photo, then-Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, speaks to senior adviser Dan Senor, center, and trip director Brent Swander before boarding the campaign charter flight at the Louisville International airport, in Louisville, Ky. Donald Trump knows his bare-bones staff must grow, but many experienced GOP operatives are refusing to sign up, citing personal and professional concerns about the candidate and his turbulent organization.

Many say they can't risk their political résumés.

Clinton content to let Trump dominate news

Donald Trump has taken a break from campaigning while in Scotland, but he is still making headlines. He declared Britain’s departure from the E.U. “a great thing.”

He wins news cycles, but the result may drive his negatives in polling.

New law supports first responders who treat injured pets

Until a new law was passed this spring, it was against the law in Ohio — along with many other states — for firefighters or paramedics to provide basic first aid to dogs and cats rescued from house fires, car accidents or other crisis situations. Only licensed veterinarians could do that.

Billy Joel to join Cuomo on NY breast cancer motorcycle ride

New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease.

Obama OKs federal aid for West Virginia; at least 24 dead

Offering his condolences, President Barack Obama approved federal aid for the West Virginia communities devastated by floods that have killed at least 24 people and rendered many more homeless.

Trump tells voters, 'I'm With You," but will it work?

His new slogan tells voters : "I'm With You," to counter, "I'm With Her."

Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.


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Peterson will support GMO labeling bill if it passes the Senate

Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota will support a Senate bill that requires food sold in the U.S. to carry labels disclosing genetically modified ingredients if it reaches the House for a vote. Peterson, a Democrat who is the ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee, reached that decision after studying a new Senate proposal. If passed by both chambers and signed into law, it would become the nation's first mandatory on-package labeling law for genetically modified organisms - known as GMOs. Peterson voted for a House bill that outlawed mandatory on-package designation of genetically engineered ingredients. But he said that the need for a national labeling policy in lieu of state laws like one that takes effect in Vermont July 1 was more important than deadlocking over on-package GMO labels.

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Gov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to compromise on public works bill

Gov. Mark Dayton, looking to jump-start stalled negotiations with Republicans over a major package of public works projects and tax cuts, said on WCCO radio Wednesday that he's willing to forgo some infrastructure projects he previously said were must-haves.


Minnesota courts cyberattack underscores growing threat

A recent cyberattack on the Minnesota Judicial Branch's website underscored a growing threat that state officials warn will become more difficult to combat without additional…


A look at the lives of child caretakers

Each day, an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 children across Minnesota provide care to someone in their family who is physically or mentally disabled and is too debilitated to care for themselves. While their friends and classmates indulge in sports and play, these young carers hurry home to perform a dizzying array of chores, and to help their sick or disabled relatives bathe, eat, dress and take their medications.


Peterson will support GMO labeling bill if it passes the Senate

Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota will support a Senate bill that requires food sold in the U.S. to carry labels disclosing genetically modified ingredients if it reaches the House for a vote. Peterson, a Democrat who is the ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee, reached that decision after studying a new Senate proposal. If passed by both chambers and signed into law, it would become the nation's first mandatory on-package labeling law for genetically modified organisms - known as GMOs. Peterson voted for a House bill that outlawed mandatory on-package designation of genetically engineered ingredients. But he said that the need for a national labeling policy in lieu of state laws like one that takes effect in Vermont July 1 was more important than deadlocking over on-package GMO labels.


Trump In Scotland hails 'Brexit' vote

Donald Trump, in a visit to Scotland on Friday, hailed Britain's vote to leave the European Union, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign.


Business groups and GOP push for state law to override cities' sick, wage rules

Minnesota business groups are responding to recent sick leave proposals, pushing for a preemptive state law and are also preparing a lawsuit against Minneapolis.


Minnesotans see immigration decision as push for action

Thursday's court impasse dealt Minnesota's immigrants a grave disappointment and promised to add fuel to the election campaign.


Business leaders endorse Hillary Clinton

Warren Buffett and Delta's chairman among execs to endorse Clinton.


National GMO labels a step closer, but not everybody's happy

Deal could provide first national law mandating on-package notification of genetically engineered ingredients.


Mondale sides with St. Croix River in U.S. Supreme Court private property case

Former VP, environmental groups say family's sale of lot would harm river.


Immigration ruling will sharpen campaign clashes

Analysis: Democrats said it would energize Latino voters while Republicans may use it as ammunition.