Caucus Chair Steven Fillbrandt counts those interested in becoming delegates to the district convention in a packed Precinct 1, Ward 1 caucus at St. L

Heading into Super Tuesday, many Minnesota voters unhappy with Biden-Trump rematch

Early ballots aren't surging as voters feel uninspired by a rerun of 2020.

Trump wins caucuses in Missouri and Idaho and sweeps Michigan GOP convention

March 2
District 7 delegates convene during the Michigan GOP convention, Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Former President Donald Trump continued his march toward the GOP nomination on Saturday, winning caucuses in Idaho and Missouri and sweeping the delegate haul at a party convention in Michigan.

A tumor in her brain, she wants the option to die peacefully — before it's too late

March 1
"I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of how I will die," Nancy Uden told lawmakers. Uden has glioblastoma, a devastating form of brain cancer wit
As the Legislature debates a bill on medical aid in dying, also called assisted suicide, a Corcoran woman with terminal brain cancer fears an ugly death.
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Super Tuesday's bigfooting highlights how presidential selection process can exclude many US voters

As an independent, Christian Miller can't vote in Pennsylvania's closed presidential primary in April. He said it wouldn't matter even if he could.
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A chunk of Republican primary and caucus voters say they wouldn't vote for Trump as the GOP nominee

A small but substantial chunk of Republican primary and caucus voters say they would be so dissatisfied if Donald Trump became the party's presidential nominee that they would not vote for him in November's general election, according to AP VoteCast.
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Trump endorses Mark Robinson for North Carolina governor and compares him to Martin Luther King Jr.

Former President Donald Trump endorsed North Carolina Lt. Gov Mark Robinson for governor on Saturday, several months after the former president pledged to do so.
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Iowa Democrats were forced to toss the caucus. They'll quietly pick a 2024 nominee by mail instead

There's a lot less fanfare for Democrats in Iowa picking their presidential nominee this year, and it's not only because Democratic incumbent Joe Biden is in the White House.
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In Hawaii, coral is the foundation of life. What happened to it after the Lahaina wildfire?

Abraham ''Snake'' Ah Hee rides waves when the surf's up and dives for octopus and shells when the water is calm. The lifelong Lahaina, Hawaii, resident spends so much time in the ocean that his wife jokes he needs to wet his gills.
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An Indiana county hires yet another election supervisor, hoping she'll stay

An Indiana county lost its top election official nearly every other month over the last year after a longtime supervisor resigned following a counting error in the November 2022 tally.
Business
March 2

Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot

An unusual legal challenge may upend the future of a Chicago ballot measure that would hike a real estate tax on high-end property sales to fund services for homeless people.
Nation
March 2

Vice President Kamala Harris to join in marking anniversary of Bloody Sunday on Alabama bridge

Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to be among those marking the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the day Alabama law officers attacked Civil Rights demonstrators on the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
Nation
March 2

Trump escalates his immigration rhetoric with baseless claim about Biden trying to overthrow the US

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday further escalated his immigration rhetoric and baselessly accused President Joe Biden of waging a ''conspiracy to overthrow the United States of America" as he campaigned ahead of Super Tuesday's primaries.
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March 2

Oregon lawmakers pass bill to recriminalize drug possession

A bill recriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs was passed by the Oregon Legislature on Friday, undoing a key part of the state's first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law as governments struggle to respond to the deadliest overdose crisis in U.S. history.
Election
March 2
Susan Barksdale inserted her ballot after voting at Martin Luther King Park Recreation Center on Election Day in Ward 8 of Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesd

Four things to watch for on Super Tuesday

Minnesotans will cast presidential primary ballots on Tuesday, along with people in more than a dozen other states.
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March 2
Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, arrives for a deposition conducted by House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday morning,

How clean is the dirt on Hunter Biden? A key Republican source is charged with lying to the FBI

Alexander Smirnov was cast by Republicans as one of the FBI's most trusted informants, offering a ''highly credible'' account of brazen public corruption by Joe Biden that formed a pillar of the House impeachment investigation of the Democratic president.
Politics
March 2

Divided Michigan GOP finds common ground in awarding all its presidential delegates to Trump

Michigan Republicans awarded all 39 of the state's remaining presidential delegates to Donald Trump during a convention Saturday, a clear sign of his firm grasp on the party's base ahead of a November election in the critical swing state.
Nation
March 2

2 races, including crowded chief justice campaign, could push Arkansas court further to the right

Two races for the Arkansas Supreme Court, including a crowded chief justice campaign, could push a court that's been targeted by outside conservative groups even further to the right.
Politics
March 2

Fear and loathing in a Super Tuesday state: Democrats angry at Biden back him anyway to stop Trump

Aishah Al-Sehaim laments the 30,000 Palestinians killed in Gaza, a grim statistic from a war with Israel that she wishes President Joe Biden would try harder to stop.
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March 2
University of Minnesota regents say they think Rebecca Cunningham's experience as a doctor and higher education administrator will help the U as it we

University of Minnesota faces big choices on medical programs, and its new leader is a doctor

Regents said they hoped Rebecca Cunningham's experience in medicine and higher education administration would help the U of M at a pivotal time.
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March 2

North Carolina is among GOP states to change its voting rules. The primary will be a test

North Carolina's Super Tuesday ballot has plenty to draw voters, with primaries for governor and president in a swing state that will be among the most closely watched in November.
Nation
March 1

As an opioids scourge devastates tribes in Washington, lawmakers advance a bill to provide relief

A bill that would bring millions of dollars to tribes in Washington state to address the opioid crisis received unanimous support in the House on Friday, opening the door for state funding to address a scourge that some say is claiming a generation.
Nation
March 1

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beat impeachment. Now he wants Super Tuesday revenge on his foes

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beat impeachment. On Super Tuesday, he wants political revenge.
Nation
March 1

Haley says she raised a strong $12M in February, but can't point to long-term plan to beat Trump

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Friday that she raised $12 million in February, a haul that will likely allow her to remain in the Republican primary against former President Donald Trump past next week's Super Tuesday — even though she can't point to an upcoming state where she expects to beat him.

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