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GOP lines up behind badge in debate over race, police practices

A man with a "Police Lives Matter" sign exits an elevator on the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, July 21, 2016.

Obama rejects Trump depiction of U.S. as a nation in crisis

President Barack Obama answers questions during a joint news conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 22, 2016. Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades.

President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades.

California governor denies parole for Manson follower

Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again — her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner.

Delegates: Clinton VP pick solid, may not help Dem unity

Delegates to the Democratic National Convention gave mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton's choice for vice president Friday, saying he will appeal to moderates but also do little to soothe disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters.

Trump's criticism of Cruz renews questions about temperament

Donald Trump followed the script in his big speech to the Republican National Convention. Less than 12 hours later, he was free-form again, Trump being Trump, resurrecting a conspiracy theory linking the father of his chief rival from the primaries to John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Critics: Trump speech signals shift to coded race language

During the primaries, Donald Trump threw red-meat rhetoric to supporters, pledging to build a wall on the Mexico border and to ban Muslim immigrants. He even told at least one crowd that he wanted to punch a demonstrator who disrupted an event.

Obama leads lineup of guests for Sunday's news programs

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:


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Vikings veteran Fran Tarkenton speaks at Republican convention

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton spoke to the Republican National Convention on its last night in Cleveland.

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and other elected officials to speak at DNC

Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Peggy Flanagan will speak at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


Five quick things to know about Tim Kaine

Kaine was born Feb. 26, 1958, in St. Paul, the oldest of three boys. The family moved to the Kansas City, Mo., area, where his…


Hillary Clinton, Sen. Tim Kaine don't always agree on key issues

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who is joining Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket, doesn’t always agree with her: Trade Kaine is an outspoken advocate…


Taxes to pay for now-open U.S. Bank Stadium rebound, thanks to gamblers

Recovering from stumble, pulltab revenue is soaring. And there is further optimism in Minneapolis.


Memorial service for Gov. Wendell Anderson set for Aug. 15

A public memorial will honor him at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.


Memorable moments from the Republican convention

The Republican convention that wrapped up Thursday night in Cleveland included plenty of drama, chaos and displays of party disunity: Clashing with Kasich: The coronation…


Trump, Minnesota GOP enter shaky alliance en route to general election

Fresh off their wild national convention, Minnesota Republicans are joined once and for all with the political thunderbolt that is Donald Trump.


Cruz defends not endorsing Trump, saying he's not a 'servile puppy'

– Facing jeers even from many of his own constituents, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Thursday defended his non-endorsement of Donald Trump,…


Vikings veteran Fran Tarkenton speaks at Republican convention

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton spoke to the Republican National Convention on its last night in Cleveland.


Trump's remarks on NATO rattle allies

Presidential candidate Donald Trump set off alarm bells Thursday with a suggestion that a Trump administration would not automatically defend fellow members of NATO from…


Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care.