Rashad Turner to challenge 3-term rep for Minn. House seat

Rashad Turner, the lead organizer for Black Lives Matter St. Paul, plans to challenge the only black member of the Minnesota House for her seat in next year’s election.

Rep. Tom Emmer in the middle of fight over financial oversight group

Rep. Tom Emmer is pushing for changes in government control of big institutions.

Judicial panel recommends DHS leader Jesson for Court of Appeals slot

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A state judicial panel has recommended Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and three others to Gov. Mark Dayton as he looks to fill two vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Clinton to campaign in Minneapolis on Dec. 15

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will hold a campaign event in Minneapolis on Dec. 15.

Official: Clinic suspect made 'no more baby parts' comment

Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a quiet patch of woods in rural Colorado where he lived.

Trump stretches credulity but his fans love it

Some statements defy the truth, and promises can exceed presidential power.

Rep. Nolan pushs on two fronts to try to protect American steel

– Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan is forging two paths on behalf of the American steel industry. The first — and arguably the…

Minnesota immigrants scale back hopes for Obama programs

A year after the president's action on immigration, millions still in limbo.

Olene Walker, Utah's first female governor, dies at 85

Olene Smith Walker, who prioritized education as the first and only female governor of Utah and later established an institute to help students pursue public service careers, died Saturday at 85 in Salt Lake City.

Judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge

A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.

Confronting climate change at Paris conference

Good intentions aren’t enough as global negotiations begin in Paris

Trump goes after GOP rivals Rubio, Bush in their home state

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida.

Restrictions on federal records stymie the work of watchdogs

Impasse threatens long policy of unfettered access.

NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data ends Sunday

An end to the once-secret program was ordered by Congress in June.

Sheriff's deputies rescue newborn found buried near river

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials asked for the public's help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path.

Mayo lobbies U.S. panel to accept noninvasive colon cancer test

Doctor says noninvasive cancer kit “could save tens of thousands of lives.”

Chief resigns over slur before new police department opens

A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down— before his newly minted department even began operating.

Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop

President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses.

The amazing journey of homeless singers to the White House

Atlanta choir will perform in Washington on Dec. 21.