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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Democratic state Sen. Dan Schoen is under pressure to resign amid allegations of improper sexual conduct lodged by multiple women, accusations that led to swift calls from leaders of both political parties for him to step down. (11/08/2017)
Republicans have been toying with repealing the Affordable Care Act insurance mandate in their tax bill. The Congressional Budget Office says that would save money but make coverage much more costly. (11/08/2017)
The church regularly recorded its services, and the footage investigators have seen shows several minutes of the attack because there was "no one to turn it off," according to a law enforcement official who has seen the video. (11/08/2017)
Johnson lost her re-election bid Tuesday, a stunning defeat for a well-known politician and council veteran who'd led the body for 11 years.
Do you know what you're going to do with your deer after hunting season is over? Chef Jon Wipfli has some suggestions.
When a shooter started spraying a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, 30-year-old Joann Ward "threw her body over the little ones."
Some First Amendment advocates joined a suit against the president for blocking people from his Twitter account -- and they are making a novel argument about the right to communicate in a digital age.
China is managing the potential challenges Trump presents to U.S.-China ties with grand gestures and lavish hospitality. Wednesday marked the start of what Chinese officials term a "state visit plus."
Minneapolis voters chose two transgender candidates to the council: Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham. They are the first out transgender candidates elected to a major American city council. Cunningham defeated City Council president Barb Johnson.
Democrats are feeling buoyed by big wins Tuesday in Virginia while Republicans are being hobbled by a deeply unpopular president -- with control of the House on the line.
The announcement was a jarring turn in an episode that prompted the academy's superintendent to warn students that racists were not welcome at the school.
The Justice Department has informed AT&T that it will oppose the company's planned $85 billion merger unless it sells off CNN -- a network frequently derided by President Trump.
Forty-four of 53 districts passed operating referendums, according to the Minnesota School Boards Association.
A new report finds doctors and pharmacists aren't doing enough to warn patients about the dangers of opioids.
The Minnesota Vikings have taken quarterback Teddy Bridgewater off the physically unable to perform list.
Minneapolis City Council member Jacob Frey emerged Wednesday from a crowded field of contenders as the winner of Tuesday's mayoral election, a contest in which the city's ranked-choice voting system added to the drama.
As the chief official White House photographer for President Obama, Souza sometimes shot more than 2,000 photos a day. "I was there all the time," he says. His new book is "Obama: An Intimate Portrait."
Chris Hurst defeated a Republican incumbent for a seat in the House of Delegates.
The Catholic university had previously said that contraceptive coverage would terminate within the year. Now it says third-party providers will continue to serve faculty, students and staff.
It reads like an espionage thriller: Weinstein hired multiple intelligence firms, one which used agents to extract information to try to stop The New York Times from publishing an article about him.
CEO Jarl Mohn has faced tough questions from staff over his handling of the Michael Oreskes sexual harassment scandal. He also revealed that an additional formal complaint was leveled against Oreskes.
Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit for nearly all its users, abandoning its iconic 140-character limit for tweets. And Snapchat will undergo a revamp to make itself easier to use, in the hopes it can attract a wider audience.
Grammy-winning Red House was formed 34 years ago and is home to artists such as The Wailin' Jennys, John Gorka and The Cactus Blossoms.
Speaking to the National Assembly of South Korea, President Trump promised to stand up to North Korea's nuclear aggression -- and urged other countries, including China, to do the same.
The move is seen as a rebuke of Gov. Paul LePage, a Trump ally who vetoed the Obamacare-related measure. New York rejected a constitutional convention and Ohio defeated a cap on drug prices.
Activist Bill McKibben answers his own call for topical fiction with "Radio Free Vermont," a gently surreal tale about a septuagenarian troublemaker who inadvertently sparks a secession movement.
With some of the worst racial disparities in the nation, how can The Twin Cities close the gap and create economic equality?
The plan would merge those colleges with several of University of Wisconsin's four-year institutions in an effort to address declining enrollment.
A documentary about the life and work of journalist and social activist Dorothy Day. She founded the Catholic Worker movement, which established soup kitchens and housing in the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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