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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:06:41 -0600


Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:11:23 -0600

In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn't give a reason but says he wishes "everyone well and have a great evening!"(image)

Minnesota Somali group: Rejecting federal grant was right

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:25:49 -0600

Ka Joog was among several U.S. nonprofits that rejected federal grant money designed to counter violent extremism, citing actions and statements made by President Donald Trump.(image)

Democrats pick ex-Kentucky governor to respond to Trump speech to Congress

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:36:00 -0600

The party said former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was chosen for his record extending access to affordable health care and lowering the state's uninsured rate from over 20 percent to 7.5 percent.(image)

Perez beats Ellison in race to run Democratic Party

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:53:46 -0600

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison fell short Saturday in his campaign to run the Democratic National Committee, losing to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.(image)

Democrats move to 2nd round of voting for leader

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:32:12 -0600

Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez has fallen just short of a majority for victory, but not far behind is Keith Ellison a Minnesota congressman.(image)

Kurdish journalist killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:53:04 -0600

The Rudaw news organization says Shifa Gerdi, a presenter and head of output for Rudaw, was killed in a bomb attack.(image)

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:48:32 -0600

U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.(image)

Ellison says he can lead Dems out of 'this mess'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:11:25 -0600

Keith Ellison of Minnesota says he'll turn around the party's fortune if he's elected DNC chairman.(image)

Brazen attacks against Syrian security kill at least 32

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:10:28 -0600

Insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others.(image)

In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:06:23 -0600

The White House is promising that Trump's first address to Congress will be a forward-looking one about the "renewal of the American spirit."(image)

Snowcover view from space; forecast model review

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:04:19 -0600

We all know that Friday’s snowstorm was a big deal in southern Minnesota, but a no-show in most of the Twin Cities metro area. Some parts of the south and east metro had minor snow accumulations on Friday, but most of the metro area didn’t see any snow. The view from space this Saturday morning…(image)

Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:13:57 -0600

A government motion filed Friday says all actions on the appeal should be stopped because Trump intends to issue a new executive order that addresses some of the constitutional concerns raised by his first action.(image)

GOP health bill draft would cut Medicaid, emphasize tax credits

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:28:00 -0600

The Feb. 10 document follows the broad policy outline released by Republicans last week. It proposes cuts to federal payments to states that have expanded Medicaid and offers tax credits for people to buy health insurance.(image)

The story of the 'last true hermit,' who lived alone in the woods for 27 years

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Christopher Knight disappeared into the Maine woods for almost three decades, until someone set a trap for him. A new book tells his story.(image)

Lashing out against critical reports, White House bars outlets from briefing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:11:00 -0600

The move blocked reporters from CNN, The New York Times and others from participating and was seen at least in part as retaliation for a Thursday CNN piece on White House-FBI communications.(image)

Trump administration weighs increased scrutiny of refugees' social media

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0600

The Obama administration began checking social media accounts of prospective Syrian refugees more than a year ago. Such steps could expand as President Trump prepares a new executive order on vetting.(image)

For local officials with family ties, transparency counts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:11:07 -0600

Disclosure statements for public officials help the public sort out possible conflicts of interest. One observer thinks it would be helpful for voters if candidates were required disclose information about their spouses and partners.(image)

Bird advocates say U.S. Bank stadium is 'most dangerous building'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:38:03 -0600

The Audubon Society chapter of Minneapolis presented the findings of an informal survey of the area around the stadium, running from August — when the stadium opened — through November.(image)

Actors bring old radio dramas to the stage

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0600

In public performances as well as podcasts, classic audio plays are finding new ears.(image)

Democrats hope rural voters will come back

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:30:00 -0600

The red and blue political maps are stark. There's not much blue away from the U.S. coasts, as Republicans tighten their grip on rural America. That's not lost on Democrats, who acknowledge they've got a problem.(image)