Minnesota business community reckons with GOP losses, empowered Democrats in St. Paul

November 17
DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz was congratulated by supporters on election night as he headed to delivery his victory speech.
Initiatives opposed by many in business community are within reach for state DFLers.

$15 minimum wage fight sets sights on all of Minnesota

November 17
As the push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage spreads, local leaders and businesses in other Minnesota cities are paying attention.
After success in St. Paul and Minneapolis, battle expands to rest of state.
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1st Black Democratic nominee for Florida gov gives up race

Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.
As the polls were about to open for the day at the Brian Coyle Center an election worker who wished to not be identified walked to place a flag outsid
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Who's in and who's out, and where are the campaign dollars going?
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Trump consoles Californians suffering from twin tragedies

President Donald Trump acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all-but-destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a popular college bar outside Los Angeles.
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Prison inmate death after run-in with staff ruled homicide

The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request.
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House win part of major realignment in Southern California

Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.
Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days
Campaign Finance: Governor Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days
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DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz enters the final days of the election season with a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican Jeff Johnson, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed in late October.
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Barack Obama surprise guest at Michelle Obama's book show

Former President Barack Obama practically brought the house down at Michelle Obama's book show in Washington.
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Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in a few days

President Donald Trump said his administration will get a full report in the next two days about the death of a Saudi journalist, which has created a diplomatic conundrum for the president: How to admonish Riyadh for the killing yet maintain strong ties with a close ally in the Middle East.
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November 17

GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors' power

With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas.
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November 17

The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local):
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November 17
Children stand on the side of the road holding an American flag as the motorcade of President Donald Trump drives through Chico, Calif., on a visit to

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country's deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed what remained of a decimated Northern California community.
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November 17
President Donald Trump talked Saturday with California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom during a visit to a Paradise, Calif., neighborhood destroyed by wildfir

Trump sees wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting

President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a popular college bar outside Los Angeles.
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November 17
Protestors demonstrate at the entrance of Saudi Arabia consulate over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Oct. 9, 2018, in Istan

Trump says report on Khashoggi's death coming in 2 days

President Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration will release a full report in the next two days about the death of a Saudi journalist, which has created a diplomatic conundrum for the president: How to admonish Riyadh for the killing yet maintain strong ties with a close ally in the Middle East.
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November 17

The Latest: Trump says full report on Khashoggi coming soon

The Latest on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):
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November 17

Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.
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November 17

The Latest: Trump tours wildfire-ravaged Malibu area

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November 17
FILE - In this combination of Oct. 21, 2018 file photos Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and Florida Republican guberna

Florida's 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.
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November 17

Governor: Official who said whites are 'master race' must go

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race."
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November 17

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan had 'loved Afghan people'

A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan had "loved the Afghan people" and was a man of conviction, confidence and compassion, family and military leaders said at a public funeral Saturday.
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November 17

Supreme Court challenge filed to Whitaker appointment

A prominent Washington lawyer is leading an effort to lure the Supreme Court into the dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general.
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November 17
President Donald Trump’s tax reform bill has been a decidedly mixed bag of winners and losers.

After 10 months, GOP tax cut spurs growth, but not wages

Time will tell if long-term benefits are illusory or not.
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November 17
John Persell and Matt Bliss will have to wait until Nov. 27, when the state Canvassing Board will certify District 5A results.

Recount likely for Bemidji House seat

While candidates for Minnesota's 133 other state House seats have election results, in House District 5A the tension has not let up.