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U.S. life expectancy dropped by more than a year during the first half of 2020

Life expectancy declines in the first six months of 2020 further highlighted the racial disparities of the pandemic's impact.

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Biden Admin. extends federal foreclosure moratorium through June

Enrollment in mortgage forbearances will also be extended.

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Minnesota Republicans to vote against impeaching President Trump

All four of Minnesota's Republican members of Congress will oppose efforts to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.

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'There's going to be casualties': GOP activist speaks in support of insurrection at St. Paul rally

The Minnesota DFL has called on the state's Republican party to remove Alley Waterbury from party leadership following comments at a rally at the state Capitol.

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After failed insurrection, 2 MN Republicans still voted to block Biden win

Representatives Michelle Fischbach and Jim Hagedorn voted against certifying election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

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Most of MN's U.S. House delegation vote for $2,000 payment to Americans

Six members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation voted for the measure.

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Congress has agreed on a second COVID-19 relief package. Here's what's in it.

The package includes direct payments of $600 and $300 in increased unemployment benefits.

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Where does the next federal COVID-19 relief package stand?

Democrats and Republicans have both put out their proposals for a second relief package, but have so far failed to reach an agreement.

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Sen. Tina Smith introduces federal bill to legalize marijuana

The legislation would legalize and regulate marijuana similar to alcohol and tobacco.

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FDA's list of potentially dangerous hand sanitizers now stands at 87

Hand sanitizer sales have skyrocketed since the beginning of the pandemic.

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House Dems, Trump Admin reach deal on coronavirus relief bill

The deal comes after Pres. Trump declared a national emergency.

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Tom Emmer named in complaint that House GOP used 'trackers' to follow, film Dems

Trackers hired by the NRCC filmed opponents in House buildings and hallways, the complaint alleges.

Ilhan Omar responds after Indiana congressman questions her PTSD

The Minnesota congresswoman said talks of a possible war with Iran were triggering her PTSD.

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Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid boosted by fundraising spike

Klobuchar more than doubled her numbers from the previous quarter.

Trump Admin. announces major changes to Endangered Species Act

Some officials say the move will increase transparency, but Democrats are more critical.

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Twin Cities mayors join demand for action from Mitch McConnell

More than 200 mayors signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Amy Klobuchar qualifies for Democratic debates this fall

The Minnesota senator announced she had qualified Friday.

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How did Amy Klobuchar do in Tuesday night's debate?

The senator stuck to her more moderate policies, emphasizing her electability in a still crowded field.

Capital One announces massive data breach impacting 100M

The company estimates the breach affected around 100 million individuals.

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WCCO's Amelia Santaniello to guest host 'The Talk' on CBS

The popular Twin Cities broadcaster will host the show on Thursday.

Minnesota 'Baby Jesus' thefts seem to be part of a national trend

Manger thefts are apparently on the rise, and no one's really sure why.