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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 21, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

St. Cloud Times. April 16, 2021. Editorial: We can’t let this happen again Last week, as the world had its eyes on Minnesota for a trial that could define the future of our criminal justice system, yet another Black man was killed by a Minnesota...

US ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations

Apr. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions. The Kremlin emphasized that it couldn't order Ambassador John...

Ohio Republicans aim to rename state park after Donald Trump

Apr. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A GOP-backed bill introduced Monday would change the name of an Ohio state park to honor former President Donald Trump. The bill primarily sponsored by freshman state Rep. Mike Loychik to rename Mosquito Lake State Park to Donald J. Trump State...

First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria

Apr. 20, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A woman from the capital Damascus has applied to run for president of Syria, the parliament speaker said Tuesday, making her the first female to make a bid for the country's top job. The largely symbolic election is certain to be won by President Bashar Assad. ...

Laschet wins battle to lead Merkel's bloc in German election

Apr. 20, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Armin Laschet, the governor of Germany’s most populous state, emerged victorious Tuesday from a bruising power struggle and became the candidate of Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc to succeed the longtime chancellor in the country's September election. ...

In death, long after loss, Mondale's liberal legacy stands

Apr. 20, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...

Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

Apr. 20, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and...

Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

Apr. 19, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and...

Long after the loss, Mondale's liberal legacy still relevant

Apr. 19, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...

Greens bid for German chancellery as Merkel's bloc squabbles

Apr. 19, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens announced Monday that co-leader Annalena Baerbock will make the party's first bid for the chancellery in the September national election, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc was mired in a power struggle. ...