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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

In the tweet Trump asks if someone from Kim's "depleted and food starved regime" can "please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" (01/02/2018)
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said President Donald Trump would consider any legislation Congress passes and noted that some lawmakers want to include a pathway to citizenship for about 800,000 people who have been temporarily shielded from deportation. (01/02/2018)
Although women are more than half the American population, they account for just a fifth of all U.S. representatives and senators, and one in four state lawmakers. (01/02/2018)
Tuesday's tweets mark a tacit admission by Trump that his decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has thrown a wrench into his administration's plans to restart the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, which he had dubbed "the ultimate deal."
The recent cold weather across the U.S. is unusual -- but more for how long the cold has lasted than how cold it has been.
Here's a look at commercial aviation's safety record globally and in the U.S., as well as the president's role.
The Pentagon did not immediately explain what kind of combat the service members were engaged in at the time or whether they were fighting ISIS or the Taliban.
Grafton revolutionized what had become fossilized formula fiction. She tossed out the genre's sexist, racist and nativist cliches and helped make the detective novel matter again.
Judge G. Tony Atwal pleaded guilty Tuesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Other charges were dismissed.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says 18-year-old Ahkeem Deontravaye Robinson of Big Lake died at North Memorial Health Hospital of a stab wound to his shoulder.
Melvin Carter laid out ambitious plans Tuesday, including a $50 savings account for every child born in St. Paul and a promise to match the $15 an hour minimum wage initiative taking effect in Minneapolis.
On New Year's Day there were nine huge freighters anchored outside the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth -- arranged like in a game of Battleship.
Venison, a luxury meat sold in high-end stores also shows up on the winter menus of expensive restaurants. But venison from deer killed by hunters can't be sold, so much of it is given away for free.
Kotb has filled in for Lauer since he was fired in late November for inappropriate sexual behavior. Now it's official: Kotb and Savannah Guthrie are Today's first all-female anchor team.
"Crooked Hillary Clinton's top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents," Trump tweeted in an apparent reference to a report by the conservative Daily Caller.
Shuster said he wants to focus his time and energy on working with President Donald Trump on legislation to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to build roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
His retirement opens the door for Republican Mitt Romney to run for his seat.
Why is it that some words or phrases catch on quicker than others? Linguist Anatoly Liberman analyzed trends from 2017 and their origins.
The Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about Al Franken's replacement in the U.S. Senate, Tina Smith, and the upcoming midterm elections.
A top Franken staffer said the senator submitted his resignation letter to Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday morning.
Minnesota's first Somali-American state lawmaker says her high-profile status has made her a target of hate for some social media trolls.
In honor of Jacob Frey being sworn in as the new mayor of Minneapolis today, listen to an obscure song called "Minneap'lis, Minnesota" by Rufus Lumley.
Gene Munster, a respected former stock analyst based in the Twin Cities, says Target's stores and business model would be a good acquisition this year for Amazon.
The Russia roller-coaster appears likely to deliver another set of twists and turns in the new year. Here's what you need to know -- buckle up.
Before publishing footage from Japan's "suicide forest," Logan Paul said, "tomorrow's vlog will be the craziest and most real video I've ever uploaded."
The road closures around U.S. Bank stadium come more than a month before the big game.
Economists and market analysts are optimistic about the outlook for the new year. Most are predicting continued job growth, rising stock prices and healthy profits. But slow wage growth could hurt.
A pilot and three passengers escaped injury when their single-engine airplane made an emergency landing at the airport in Fargo.
As Americans try new ways to connect, the norms of dating are evolving. So how has online dating changed the connections we make?
Officers found the man about 2 a.m. Monday after responding to a 911 call. The victim was taken to North Memorial Medical Center where he died a short time later.
The senator is set to resign Tuesday. Franken has said one of the things he is most proud of is his successful effort to direct millions of dollars to pay for more mental health services in schools.
Three Wisconsin natives and two North Dakotans were also named to the team. They'll be coached by Minnesotan Robb Stauber.
Some 300 actresses, writers, producers and talent agents took out a full-page ad in The New York Times to announce the campaign, which includes a $13 million legal defense fund.
The selection of the Anoka, Minn., native, marks the first time a former pageant winner has served as the leader of the nearly 100-year-old organization.
The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have seen six days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 20.
Two years before the once-a-decade count, Minnesota officials and civic groups are well into planning.
Only a minority of Minnesotans trust their state government to usually do the right thing; far more say they trust the government only sometimes or never, according to a survey by MPR News and the APM Research Lab.
Minnesotans called in to share what they're hoping to accomplish in the new year.
Part two of the BBC documentary, "America: Laboratory of Democracy." This hour explores the history of uprisings and insurgencies in the United States.

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