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Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues

Arkansas' execution protocol includes three drugs, two of which are used in surgery and one that benefits cardiac patients. A look at the drugs:

Maryland police identify driver involved in shooting

Police have identified a man accused of driving a stolen car toward a police officer in suburban Baltimore, leading to a shooting by the officer.

Cops: Grand jury to review cop's fatal shooting of armed man

Authorities say the investigation into the fatal police shooting of a man who allegedly confronted an officer with a large knife will be presented to an Ohio grand jury to determine whether to charge the officer.

Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women's conference

Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a women's conference in Berlin Tuesday, in an international outing she hopes will build global support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs.

NC governor's judicial pick marks small win in war with GOP

North Carolina's Democratic governor needed just 15 minutes Monday to replace a resigning Republican judge with an openly gay replacement on the state's second-highest court, the latest twist in his feud with the GOP-controlled General Assembly.

The Latest: Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

The Latest on the arrest of a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student (all times local):

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy.

Ryan Reeves mother Tracy Reeves and younger brother Calvin hugged at the spor where Reeves died. Family members of Ryan Reeves, 32, who died after his car hit a tree at the end of a police chase, gathered here at the place where he died near the corner of Hamline Ave N and Wynne Ave.St. Paul.

Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd

Sad ending for injured eagle rescued by trooper
Rochester sex offender on the run nabbed in California
More Minneapolis DFL delegate challenges filed in Ninth Ward

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Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for his part in a benches-clearing incident on Saturday against Detroit.

Twins' Sano suspended one game for role in Saturday's bench-clearing incident

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota
Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides
Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great

Buffalo Wild Wings urged shareholders to support its candidates and reject an activist shareholder trying to take control of the company.

Showdown over Buffalo Wild Wings future set for June 2

The world's biggest polluter still thinks climate change is a problem
Ameriprise buys Texas investment firm
CEO Pay Watch: UnitedHealth's Stephen Hemsley made $31.3 million last year

The Arkansas Department of Corrections Cummins Unit, which houses the state’s execution chamber, in Gould, Ark., was the site of one execution last week; seven more were scheduled.

In Arkansas, is this capital punishment's last gasp?

Macron gives France a sensible alternative
Sending your kid to college: Why, you ask, should you pay for liberal arts?
Readers Write (April 25): Renaming Lake Calhoun, Edina and the smoking age, the March for Science, diet soda, Trump's start

Turkey's Erdogan

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Brittany Bellizeare in the Guthrie's production of "The Bluest Eye."

Guthrie brings Toni Morrison's 'Bluest Eye' from page to stage with poetic power

Share your thoughts on 'what needs to be said' at U exhibit
Highlights from Prince memorial weekend, and advice for future years
Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant

Ex-WCCO Radio guy gets national TV face time with a Weiner

Former WCCO-AMer Jeff McKinney shot to international fame Tuesday after he inadvertently photo-bombed Anthony Weiner's latest sexting news conference.

Franken can't hide love for corn

Sen. Al Franken knows how to find a few minutes of semi-privacy at the State Fair so he can eat an ear of corn.

GOP Muslim: Right is wrong on mosque
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Imam Ikram ul-Huq thinks the debate over a mosque near the site of the former Twin Towers is dumb and downright un-American.

Politics regarding Bears Ears National Monument, a 1.35-million acre conservation area in Utah, led to one trade group from moving its trade show from Utah.

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown
Mayor Hodges says she was victim of childhood sex abuse
Minnesota House backs ban on state dollars for abortion

Charles Lincoln speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, Monday, April 24, 2017. New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance.

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow
Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump
Defense Secretary Mattis visits Afghanistan after attack

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron waves before addressing his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris , Sunday April 23, 2017. Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

The sad saga of North Korea's airport ATMs
Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy
Defense Secretary Mattis visits Afghanistan after attack

Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides

Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep
Gophers commit Oturu, other targets start AAU league play Friday
Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball

When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up
Ex-coaches strike back in NHL playoffs
Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless

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Caitlyn Jenner reveals secrets in book: 'I needed to pour my heart out'

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dead
Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles
President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House

The Latest: Arkansas court again rejects stay request

The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000 (all times local):

The Latest: Trump appears to back down on wall funding

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In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's U.N. envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat.

State Department removes promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

The U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism Monday.