University of Minnesota human rights Prof. Hassan Abdel Salam is among a group of Muslim activists, including several Minnesotans, organizing iin oppo

'Democrats will learn a lesson': Some Muslims work to defeat Biden

Opposed to the president's actions in the Israel-Hamas war, some activists are working to defeat him in November.

Hillary Clinton has some tough words for Democrats, and for women

May 25
Hillary Clinton lectures at Columbia University in Manhattan, Sept. 6, 2023.
In an interview for a forthcoming book, Hillary Clinton criticized Democrats over what she described as a decades-in-the-making failure to protect abortion rights.

What was in the Minnesota Legislature's 1,400-page-plus 'omnibus prime' bill?

May 23
The DFL-controlled Legislature merged several different bills into a mammoth 1,400-page omnibus late Sunday night and suspended debate to pass it shor
The 1,432-page bill contains provisions on issues ranging from health care to transportation to gun safety.
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Closing arguments, jury instructions and maybe a verdict? Major week looms in Trump hush money trial

The testimony in Donald Trump's New York hush money trial is all wrapped up after more than four weeks and nearly two dozen witnesses, meaning the case heads into the pivotal final stretch of closing arguments, jury deliberations and possibly a verdict.
Variety
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Armenians, Hmong and other groups feel US race and ethnicity categories don't represent them

The federal government recently reclassified race and ethnicity groups in an effort to better capture the diversity of the United States, but some groups feel the changes miss the mark.
Business
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In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

At the epicenter of President Joe Biden's promised economic boom, a slow tractor can still halt traffic.
Nation
May 26

Libertarians nominate Chase Oliver for president, spurning both Trump and Kennedy

The Libertarian Party on Sunday nominated party activist Chase Oliver for president, rejecting former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after they each spoke at the party's convention.
Nation
May 26
Police officers line up before President Joe Biden delivered remarks at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the Capitol in Washington, Ma

Even as violent crime drops, lawlessness rises as an election issue

In most U.S. cities, rates of homicide and violent assault are down from pandemic-era highs. But property crimes have risen, fueling voter anxiety.
Nation
May 26

At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

Before Mark Robinson, North Carolina's GOP candidate for governor, even stepped on stage at the state party's convention Saturday, several state candidates took time in their own speeches to energize the crowd by vouching for Robinson's gubernatorial bid.
Nation
May 26
This combination photo shows, top row from left, Michael Cohen on May 14, 2024, in New York, Stormy Daniels on May 23, 2018, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Here's what every key witness said at Donald Trump's hush money trial. Closing arguments are coming

After 22 witnesses, including a porn actor, tabloid publisher and White House insiders, testimony is over at Donald Trump's criminal trial in New York.
Local
May 26
Defendant Said Shafii Farah, center, walks into the United States District Court with his attorneys Clayton Carlson, left, and Steve Schleicher, right

Feeding Our Future trial: What you should know as prosecutors prepare to rest their case

Prosecutors will rest their case this week and defense attorneys for the seven defendants on trial will start calling their own witnesses to make their case they fed children across Minnesota.
Nation
May 25
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his wife, Martha-Ann, at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in 2018.

Wife of Justice Alito called upside-down flag 'signal of distress'

The Post decided not to report on the episode at the time because the flag-raising appeared to be the work of Martha-Ann Alito, rather than the justice, and connected to a dispute with her neighbors, a Post spokeswoman said.
Nation
May 25

Groups claim South Florida districts are racially gerrymandered for Hispanics in lawsuit

Progressive civic groups have challenged how four congressional districts and seven state House districts in South Florida were drawn by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, claiming they were racially gerrymandered for Hispanics who are too diverse in Florida to be considered a protected minority.
Nation
May 25
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Trump is courting Libertarian activists and trying to ensure they're not drawn to RFK Jr.'s campaign

Donald Trump plans to use use an address Saturday night at the Libertarians' national convention to court a segment of mostly conservative voters that has often been skeptical of the former president, while trying to ensure that party activists aren't drawn to the campaign of independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Nation
May 24

Ranked-choice voting has challenged the status quo. Its popularity will be tested in November

Alaska's new election system — with open primaries and ranked voting — has been a model for those in other states who are frustrated by political polarization and a sense that voters lack real choice at the ballot box.
Nation
May 24

Trump TV: Internet broadcaster beams the ex-president's message directly to his MAGA faithful

On the second floor of a single-family home in a sprawling suburban development, a three-member production crew sat behind banks of computer monitors and guided the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network's coverage of a recent Donald Trump rally.
Nation
May 24

Roughly halfway through primary season, runoffs in Texas are testing 2 prominent Republicans

The 2024 primary season is roughly halfway over and there have been few shakeups so far, with just one U.S. House member defeated and incumbents widely prevailing in state Capitols.
Business
May 24
Nancy Gag Braun points to a small urn holding the ashes of her late husband Steve Braun, in her Mankato, Minn., bedroom on May 13, 2024. After caring

Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him.
Nation
May 24

Kennedy blasts Biden, Trump over pandemic measures in pitch at Libertarian convention

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accused Joe Biden and Donald Trump Friday of trampling on personal liberties in response to the pandemic that spanned their presidencies.
Nation
May 24
Former President Donald Trump sits in a courtroom next to his lawyer Todd Blanche, right, before the start of the day's proceedings in the Manhattan C

Prosecutors seek to bar Trump in classified files case from statements endangering law enforcement

Federal prosecutors on Friday asked the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump to bar the former president from public statements that ''pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents'' participating in the prosecution.
Nation
May 24

Lara Trump touts RNC changes and a 2024 presidential victory for Trump in North Carolina

To a room full of Republicans from across North Carolina on Friday, former President Donald Trump railed against the Biden administration and vowed to win in the state for a third time — all over a speaker phone call after his son Eric Trump dialed him on stage.
Nation
May 24

Nevada voter ID initiative can appear on 2024 ballot with enough signatures, state high court says

An initiative that would amend the Nevada Constitution to require that voters show photo identification at the polls can appear on the 2024 ballot as long as organizers collect enough signatures, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Nation
May 24

Special session for ensuring President Biden makes Ohio's fall ballot could take several days

The rare special session that Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has called to pass legislation ensuring President Joe Biden appears on Ohio's fall ballot could take several days.

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