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Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave

CORRECTS DATE - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks on the third day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to lure voters away from anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders, as campaigning for the March 15 national elections heated up on Monday.

Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down

Rescuers work in the area of the avalanche-hit Rigopiano hotel, central Italy, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies. (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/The National Alpine Cliff and Cave Rescue Corps (CNSAS) via AP)

Some of the lucky ones were sipping hot tea near the fireplace in their mountain resort hotel, waiting for snowplows to arrive so they could finally go home, after a winter holiday made nerve-wracking by a day of ground-shaking earthquakes and heavy snowfall.


Natalie Sinkler, a child protection worker, took a call at an office in northeast Minneapolis.

Hennepin County leads state in 24/7 child protection response

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul
Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws
Fake cash popping up in Grand Forks, Duluth

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns hung from the hoop after dunking against the Nuggets in the first half Sunday.

Towns, Dunn spark Wolves to fifth win in seven games

Souhan: Signs point toward a dramatic Super Bowl
Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators
Packers pounded by Atlanta for NFC title

North Minneapolis business people Marcus Owens, Tara Watson and Roger Cummings, outside Watson's chiropractic, home-health and Anytime Fitness enterprises on W. Broadway Avenue, just east of Penn Avenue. Photo: Neal.St.Anthony@startribune.com

Thor Cos. headquarters move expected to be catalyst for near-North Side economy

Why the Allina-Aetna partnership could shake up insurance market
Marijuana brands can trademark almost anything, except marijuana
Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws

Pope John Paul II rested his hand on the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem during a 2000 visit.

Holocaust remembrance: From the killing fields, an Abrahamic voice

Greater MSP's efforts benefit St. Paul
How much is 'Green Bling' costing your town or city?
Readers Write (Jan. 23): Freeway protests, the concentration of wealth, the human diet, alternate lake names, light rail

Trump — a flow chart

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Penny's Coffee in Minneapolis.

How Instagram is changing the game for Twin Cities restaurants

Politics shades Beamish concerto premiered by SPCO
Great Northern mega-festival embraces Minnesota as 'winter capital of America'
Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers find their groove again

Panama Papers shed light on corporate secrecy at home

It took a massive leak of secret records from a Panama City law firm to reveal the global scope of tax evasion, profit offshoring and…


President Donald Trump speaks during a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington.

Trump stands firm; he will not release his tax returns

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul
Dayton's State of the State will set stage for 2017 session
Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

A volunteer helps salvage a Hall Avenue resident's personal belongings as cleanup continued in the Hattiesburg, Miss., neighborhoods that were destroyed from Saturday's twister Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Powerful storms kicked up deadly tornadoes as a fast-moving storm system punched through the Southeast for a second day on Sunday, authorities said.

19 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South

US gas prices drop a cent over 2 weeks to $2.36 a gallon
Alec Baldwin's Trump wasn't on 'SNL,' but mock-Putin was
A loud roar and 'let's go guys' as storm strikes Georgia

Italian Mountain Rescue Corps "Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico" shows Soccorso Alpino volunteers and rescuers at work in the area of the avalanche-struck Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, central Italy, late Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Italy crews find 3 puppies alive under avalanche-hit hotel

Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave
Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down
Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

Brett Pfarr, left, led off the Gophers' 28-9 victory over Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., on Sunday with a technical fall over Norman Conley 24-9 and recording 11 takedowns in the match. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

Minnesota Scene: Gophers wrestlers trounce Indiana

So close: Final shot in OT hits rim, Gophers lose to Wisconsin
1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history
Wisconsin's big second period ends Gophers' winning streak at seven

Nashville's Victor Arvidsson. left, celebrated as the puck went past Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper for the go-ahead goal by Filip Forsberg in the third period. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild

Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators

In-season goalie gear switch irritates Wild's Dubnyk
Postgame: Lethargic Wild gives away two-goal lead
Wild Minute: Wild blows another two-goal lead, loses to Nashville

Maggie Roche, pop-folk singer-songwriter, anchored the close harmonies of the Roches.

Maggie Roche, who harmonized with her sisters, dies at 65

Stacey Dash Exits Fox News, Twitter Rejoices
'SNL': Aziz Ansari Monologue Tackles Racists Going Public in the Age of Trump (Video)
Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march

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Top Hamas leader in Gaza visits Egypt, 1st trip since 2013

The top Hamas official from the Gaza Strip has arrived in Egypt for meetings with security officials, the highest level visit by a member of the Palestinian militant group since Egypt's army overthrew an Islamist president in 2013.


Liberia: Charles Taylor's ex-wife named as VP candidate

Liberia's international soccer star turned presidential candidate has named the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor as his running mate.


Icy, brief face-to-face meeting of Syria government, rebels

Their seats remained empty for a few tense minutes after the Russia-Turkey-sponsored talks were officially inaugurated. Then, the Syrian rebel delegation finally walked into the room, marking what was supposed to be an ice-breaking first encounter.


2nd victim linked to suspect in German freezer killing

Berlin police say a man suspected of killing an elderly man and collecting his pension for a decade, before police found his body in a freezer, may have had a second victim.