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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

File photo of US President Barack Obama.  (Credit:  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Take ‘Year Of Action’ To Minnesota

President Barack Obama is taking his “year of action” tour to Minnesota, heading to St. Paul on Wednesday to announce a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure.

02/23/2014

This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the U.S. government Internet health insurance exchange HealthCare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Personal Stories Used As Spin Over Obamacare

When Jennifer Slafter first ran the numbers, she thought the new federal health care law would cost her family an extra $171 a month for an insurance plan with a higher deductible. So the 40-year-old stay-home mom from southeastern Minnesota felt compelled to go public with her frustration.

12/09/2013

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Activists to Protest Redskins Name Before Vikings Game

American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night.

11/07/2013

Former Senator Rod Grams of Minnesota has died at age 65. (Getty Images)

Former U.S. Senator, Anchorman Rod Grams Dies

Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever elected to statewide office in Minnesota, has died. He was 65.

10/10/2013

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Firearms Studio Sells Tickets To Bin Laden Assassination Simulation

$325 could buy tickets to “Zero Dark Thirty” for you and 40 of your closest friends, or you can use it for a chance to shoot Osama Bin Laden yourself, with paintballs.

08/20/2012

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Polls On Gay Marriage Not Yet Reflected In Votes

Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing, to the point where it’s now a majority viewpoint. Yet in all 32 states where gay marriage has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it.

05/27/2012