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Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:47:06 -0500


France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:13:58 -0500

The results could set up a duel between a young candidate with no electoral experience and the woman who remade the image of a party tainted by racism and anti-Semitism.(image)

French vote in most unpredictable contest in generations

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:35:35 -0500

The presidential poll has consequences for the future of the European Union, for France's millions of Muslims and for world financial markets. It's also the first ever to be held while France is under a state of emergency.(image)

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:44:24 -0500

The symbolic 100-day mark for the administration is April 29. That's the same day government could shut down without a budget deal.(image)

Who's who in France's wild presidential election

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:14:00 -0500

The race is seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism and could help determine Europe's future. With most polls just closed, it remained too early to say who advances to the May 7 runoff.(image)

Trump awards Purple Heart in first visit to Walter Reed military hospital

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:10:00 -0500

President Trump awarded the Purple Heart to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos who was wounded in Afghanistan.(image)

Trump tells young immigrants in U.S. illegally to 'rest easy'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:07:24 -0500

President Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals."(image)

Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:22:05 -0500

The Justice Department is forcing nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law to continue receiving coveted law enforcement grant money.(image)

News Quiz: A week of anniversaries and other Minnesota stories

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:35:14 -0500

This week Minnesota looked back at past loss, and looked forward to growth in the future. Check out the latest stories from MPR News and test your knowledge with our news quiz.(image)

GOP plan to trim insurance benefits might not tame premiums

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500

House Republicans are taking another stab at replacing the Affordable Care Act. But industry analysts say cutting required coverage won't meet their goal of lowering premiums for individual insurance.(image)

Champs-Elysees gunman had shot at French police before

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:18:04 -0500

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack unusually quickly in a statement that sowed confusion by apparently misidentifying the gunman.(image)

Trump calls 100-day benchmark 'ridiculous'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:06:03 -0500

Trump hits the 100-day mark in office on April 29.(image)

Hawaii lawmakers to Sessions: We're a state, not just some 'island in the Pacific'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:15:49 -0500

Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a "judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop the president's travel ban.(image)

Daily Digest: Preemption bill clears Senate

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:37:49 -0500

The Legislature wants local governments to abandon sick leave requirements for businesses.(image)

Scientists, seeing a threat to their work, plan marches around the country

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500

One of many March for Science rallies around the country will happen in St. Paul on Saturday at the state Capitol, where a feud has broken out over funding for environmental programs.(image)

Jane Goodall on resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Jane Goodall wonders why humans, such intellectual creatures, would destroy our only home. But says she has hope for the future because of the enthusiasm of young people, the resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit.(image)

Chief Justice makes funding plea for MN courts

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:50:28 -0500

The chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court is urging state lawmakers to provide funding for the state court system.(image)

Senate passes bill to restrict local labor rules

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:10:38 -0500

Controversial legislation that would stop cities from enacting sick leave ordinances, minimum wage requirements and other rule has cleared the state Senate.(image)

Emmer, Klobuchar push for continued federal aid to Horn of Africa

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:24:18 -0500

Minnesota lawmakers from both major parties are urging the Trump administration not to gut funding that helps the Horn of Africa.(image)

4/20 probably won't be legal in Minnesota anytime soon

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:30:30 -0500

On stoners' biggest day of the year, here's where two legal marijuana bills sit at the state Capitol.(image)

Leader of Justice Department National Security Division on the way out

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:23:00 -0500

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord told staff this week she is leaving to pursue other opportunities. McCord has led the probe into Russian election meddling.(image)