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GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions.

Clinton leads Trump by 13 points in latest Minnesota Poll

In a matchup between the two presidential front-runners, Clinton leads Trump 48 percent to 35 percent statewide in a poll of 800 Minnesota voters taken last week.

Congressional candidates endorsed by DFL, GOP

Michael Brodkorb

Three congressional candidates were endorsed today at political conventions held across Minnesota.

Former DFL lawmaker running to be Trump delegate to Republican National Convention

Michael Brodkorb

Former DFL legislator Steve Wenzel is running to delegate to the Republican National Convention from Minnesota as a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump and Clinton start shadowboxing

As their parties' likely nominees, the two focus on their counterattacks.


Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis explained

Puerto Rico's governor said Sunday that the island's government will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments that are due by Monday, citing failed last-minute negotiations with its creditors to avoid a third default.


LA sheriff official resigns after offensive emails revealed

The chief of staff to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell stepped down days after it was revealed he forwarded emails containing jokes mocking minorities, Muslims and women when he worked for the police department in Burbank.


2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes

Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota have agreed to undertake significant quality-of-care changes.


Civil service change criticized within Walker administration

A memo within Gov. Scott Walker's administration criticized the overhaul of Wisconsin's civil service system that Walker and Republican lawmakers approved.


CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages

CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.


Scuffle erupts after Correspondents' Dinner between Fox and Huffington staffers

Fox News host Jesse Watters and Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim got into a physical altercation at MSNBC’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner afterparty…


Obama, first lady review library design proposals

President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists.


Commissioner: Boy shot by Baltimore police won't be charged

Baltimore's Police commissioner says a 13-year-old who was holding a BB gun when he was shot by an officer will not be charged with a crime.


The Latest: Top adviser says Trump will help GOP lawmakers

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Indiana primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):


Synthetic narcotics spark new look at drugged- driving laws

Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and killing her. That driver had inhaled aerosol dust cleaner moments before to get high, and prosecutors say he was impaired enough to be charged with vehicular manslaughter.


Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.


The Latest: Company says ads respect consumers' privacy

The Latest on a U.S. senator's call for an investigation into the practices of an outdoor advertising company in New York (all times local):


Wisconsin unemployment payments drop by more than half

Wisconsin's yearly unemployment benefit payments have fallen by more than half since 2010, pulling the trust fund out of a $1.3 billion deficit.


Appeals ruling clears way for Bowe Bergdahl case to resume

An appeals court has cleared the way for Bowe Bergdahl's legal case to resume by rejecting prosecutors' argument that defense attorneys were given too much…