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teen at center of police violence protest charged with assaulting mpls. cop

he recently settled a lawsuit against the metro transit officer who used excessive force

average pay for public college presidents hits $501k, study finds

study averaged incomes of more than 150 educators.

twins activate hughes for bullpen, put breslow on dl with rib soreness

veteran righthander phil hughes hasn't been a full-time reliever since 2009 but the twins on wednesday activated him from the dl for use out of the bullpen in boston.

obituary: michael bond, creator of paddington bear, dies at 91

michael bond, the genial british author who created paddington bear, the polite, good-natured but disaster-prone little hero of children’s novels, picture and activity books, television series and films, died at his home in london on tuesday. he was 91.

justice dept. group honors transgender teen in bathroom case

a transgender teen who sued to be able to use the boys' bathroom was honored wednesday by members of a justice department whose leadership undercut his landmark case before it could be heard by the supreme court.

2 train conductors struck, killed on tracks in washington

two conductors who got out of their freight train to follow up on an alert that there was a problem with one or more of its wheels were struck and killed by a passenger train near washington's union station.

landlords sue mpls. over anti-discrimination law

the ordinance is slated to go into effect next year.

teacher tenure lawsuit heard by minnesota court of appeals

in wednesday morning’s oral arguments in the minnesota court of appeals for minnesota’s teacher tenure lawsuit — the third of its kind nationally — an attorney for the parents argued that students’ right to an adequate education calls for the dismantling of the tenure laws. defense attorneys for the state fired back that teacher quality is an issue for the legislature, not the courts, and that previous cases make the arguments worthless.

little progress evident as gop hunts health bill votes

senate majority leader mitch mcconnell explored options for salvaging the battered republican health care bill wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of gop detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its bedrock promise to repeal president barack obama's overhaul.

the latest: senate intel committee has deal on comey memos

the latest on investigations into russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):

sept. 11 worker facing deportation is freed from detention

a onetime sept. 11 world trade center cleanup volunteer who faces possible deportation over a 1990 drug conviction but was pardoned by the governor was freed from immigration detention on wednesday.

man who died during armed robbery identified

the dane county medical examiner has identified the man who died during an armed robbery at a culver's restaurant in madison.

man destroys new ten commandments statue at arkansas capitol

a man yelled "freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into arkansas' new ten commandments monument early wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of oklahoma's monument at its state capitol, authorities said.

complaint: woman blames video stunt for boyfriend's death

a minnesota woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend told authorities it was a video stunt gone wrong.

film academy invites thor, wonder woman to joins its ranks

thor, captain america, wonder woman and betty white have been invited to join the film academy.

trump urges passage of house immigration bills

president donald trump is urging the house to pass legislation that would stiffen punishments on people who re-enter the u.s. illegally and for "sanctuary" jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces.

nike's knight says not even woods could make golf profitable for the company

phil knight, co-founder of nike inc., was so enamored of a young tiger woods that the company began recruiting him three years before signing him to an endorsement deal at 20.

kellogg foundation to give $2 million to st. paul foundation to help fight racism

the st. paul foundation will announce details of the effort later this year.

bridges takes chilled approach in heated political rhetoric

jeff bridges played a president in "the contender," a political flick released nearly two decades ago in the wake of president bill clinton's white house scandals.

van hees makes journey from swimsuit model to us senior open

a water polo player-turned-swimsuit model who didn't pick up a golf club for decades, kurt van hees told himself during a near-death experience, "if i get out of this alive, all i'm going to do is play golf."