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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Two pieces released this fall were written late in life by the science fiction/fantasy master Ray Bradbury, who died in June at age 91. (11/10/2012)
Battlefield images go on display in an exhibit "WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath" that debuts Sunday -- Veterans Day -- in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. (11/10/2012)
It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics -- the changing face of America. The 2012 elections drove home trends that have been embedded in the fine print of birth and death rates, immigration statistics and census charts for years. (11/10/2012)
After two rounds of voting, the Minnesota House Republican caucus has elected state Rep. Kurt Daudt as minority leader.
The heads of several state agencies working to create Minnesota's first statewide substance abuse strategy are holding meetings to learn more from the public.
President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000.
Eighteen soldiers in Minnesota's Army National Guard are returning home on Veterans Day after being stationed overseas since last year. The other 27 soldiers from their company are scheduled to return next month.
After two years of getting pummeled in Wisconsin, Indiana and other battleground states, leaders of the nation's big labor unions were beaming on election night. Labor's massive voter turnout effort played a major role in helping President Barack Obama win Ohio, Nevada and Wisconsin, according to exit polls, and its leaders are now looking for a more pro-union agenda from the White House.
Hello, Kitty! Macy's is about to introduce the newest balloons for its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, and the popular Japanese cat character is among them.
The Salvation Army kicks off its holiday fundraising drive in the Twin Cities this weekend.
MoneyGram International, the money transfer operation once based in the Twin Cities, has agreed to surrender $100 million and admit to criminally assisting wire fraud.
A hunter has died in his tree stand south of Waseca in southern Minnesota.
A polar bear whose Duluth zoo exhibit was flooded this summer is making a strong recovery after surgery last month in St. Paul.
The commander of Minnesota's famed "Red Bulls" will speak at the official State of Minnesota Veterans Day program Sunday.
The Split Rock Lighthouse will light its beacon Saturday to mark the anniversary of the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald.
George P. Bush, a rising star among Hispanic conservatives and the grandson of one president and nephew of another, has taken the first step toward seeking elected office in Texas. But it's unclear what his next step will be.
Since Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New Jersey and New York coastlines last week, FEMA has already put more than 30,000 residents in hotels and motels and given out roughly $300 million in rental assistance.
Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. People who look old -- with receding hairlines, bald heads, creases near their ear lobes or bumpy deposits on their eyelids -- have a greater chance of developing of heart disease than younger-looking people the same age do, new research suggests.
To people who were caught in snarled traffic or had to shovel snow with leaves still on the trees, the storm pulling off the East Coast on Thursday was your basic nor'easter. To The Weather Channel, it was Athena.
The other night, Nate Silver got a little taste of what things are going to be like for him, post-Election 2012.
Jazz saxophonist Dave Karr continues to take the stage with joy, even though he's playing to the choir -- a small audience of fans devoted to bebop, the muscular and unpredictable sound that sparked a musical revolution in the 1940s.

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