Reality Check: Syrian Refugees And MinnesotaMinnesota lawmakers are increasingly divided on how many -- if any -- Syrian refugees to accept in the state. That is after two terrorists in Paris reportedly had fake Syrian passports, and Minnesota Democrats broke with President Obama to support a bill ramping up security checks.
President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline ProposalEnding a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.
Oregon College Gunman Dead In Police ShootoutTen people were killed and seven others hurt after a shooting at an Oregon Community College. Just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police responded to calls that said there was an active shooter at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 175 miles south of Portland.
Reality Check: Donald Trump Supporter's Anti-Muslim RemarksMinnesota U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison called on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump Friday to repudiate anti-Muslim remarks at one of his rallies in New Hampshire. A Trump supporter said President Obama is not an American or a Christian, and wondered how to "get rid" of Muslims at the televised town hall meeting Thursday.
Minn. Law Enforcement Looking To Adopt 21st Century PolicingThe events in Ferguson, Missouri and State Island, New York exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect. In the Twin Cities, fatal police-involved shootings -- like those of Terrence Franklin and Marcus Golden -- have led to a growing distrust between officers and the public, especially among people of color.
Klobuchar, Franken Back Iran Nuclear DealMinnesota's senators say they are backing President Obama's deal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The international agreement would lift some sanctions in Iran, in exchange for restricting the country's ability to develop a nuclear weapon.
Obama Tweeter Says Posts Cost Him His JobA Minnesota man investigated for violent tweets addressed to President Barack Obama says he lost his job because of them, but the company denies that's the reason. The president's first official tweet from his @POTUS handle last month drew some hateful comments.
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Former President Jimmy Carter Speaks On Women, Human Rights At Minneapolis EventFormer President Jimmy Carter is in Minnesota Friday to make a special appearance at the Augsburg College Nobel Peace Prize Forum. President Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, more than 20 years after he left office.
Obama Aims To Show Islam, Western Communities Can CoexistIn the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.
Good Question: How Many American Hostages Are There?On Tuesday, the family of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller said it received confirmation via email that she had died. So, how many American hostages are there? Good Question.
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