Biden drops out of 2024 race after debate fueled age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod.

President Joe Biden at the first 2024 presidential election debate, at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta, on Thursday, June 27, 2024.
The unprecedented announcement less than four months before the election immediately upended a campaign that both political parties view as the most consequential in generations.

With Biden out of race, big-name Minnesota Democrats move to Kamala Harris

Biden's stunning decision not to run for president saw Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Rep. Ilhan Omar, quickly line up behind Biden's favored successor, Vice President Kamala Harris. Gov. Tim Walz, who joined party leaders in lauding Biden, could get swept up in VP chatter.
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Joe Mauer during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
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Joe Mauer during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Mauer is inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in front of thousands of Twins fans

Former Twins star catcher Joe Mauer was enshrined in the Baseball Hall on Sunday in Cooperstown. The St. Paul native, who wore No. 7 in his career, is the seventh player to wear a Twins cap on his plaque.
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Biden bows out, putting country first

Voters can now focus on the significant policy differences between the two political parties, not just the presidential candidates' personal capacities.

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