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Man pleads guilty in mall attack against boy, faces 19 years

A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America is expected to appear in court for a hearing. Continue reading

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Immigrant from Ecuador wants US deportation case reopened

An attorney for an Ecuadorian man who was arrested in Minneapolis and ordered deported from the U.S. 25 years ago goes to court Tuesday to ask that his case be reopened. Continue reading

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Attorneys, judge keep winnowing jury pool for ex-cop’s trial

A judge and attorneys are set to continue winnowing the jury pool Thursday for the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home. Continue reading

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Attorneys, judge to keep winnowing jury pool for cop trial

A judge and attorneys are set to continue winnowing the jury pool Thursday for the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home. Continue reading

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Judge, attorneys excuse 6 jurors from ex-cop’s murder trial

Attorneys and the judge on Tuesday excused six potential jurors from the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Continue reading

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Potential jurors fill out questionnaires in ex-cop’s trial

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Continue reading

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Authorities assess items found in search for missing girl

The search for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were killed in the family’s northwestern Wisconsin home is expanding Tuesday with as many as 2,000 volunteers expected to comb the area. Continue reading

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Volunteers search swamps, fields for signs of Wisconsin girl

The search for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were killed in the family’s northwestern Wisconsin home is expanding Tuesday with as many as 2,000 volunteers expected to comb the area. Continue reading

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Authorities expand ground search for missing Wisconsin girl

The search for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were killed in the family’s northwestern Wisconsin home is expanding Tuesday with as many as 2,000 volunteers expected to comb the area. Continue reading

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Ex-officer’s lawyers want charges dismissed in Damond death

Defense attorneys want charges dismissed against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last year. Continue reading

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Minnesota boys sue to join girls high school dance teams

Two Minnesota teenagers are suing the Minnesota State High School League because they are not allowed to dance on the girls’ competitive dance teams at their schools. Continue reading

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Susan Linnee, ex-AP bureau chief in Madrid and Nairobi, dies

Susan Linnee, a groundbreaking Associated Press bureau chief in Madrid and Nairobi, has died at age 75. Continue reading

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Group wants Wisconsin boy allowed to dance in Minnesota

A nonprofit legal foundation is threatening to sue the Minnesota State High School League on behalf of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who was barred from participating in a girls’ high school dance championship last December. Continue reading

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Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats, director says

FBI investigators are seeking suspects after an explosive device tore through part of a suburban Minneapolis mosque as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging a room but not causing any injuries, authorities and witnesses said. Continue reading

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