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President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

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Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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PHOTO: Minnesota's 380,000 military veterans are being honored on this Veterans Day, but making sure vets in the state have the support they need is happening every week of the year. Photo credit: Cliff 1066

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Many veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are finding the move back into civilian life can present barriers, but there is help and it's year-round, not just on Veterans Day. According to Barb O'Reilly, director of women veterans and employment programs at the Minnesota De

PHOTO: Many older workers who lost their jobs and health insurance over the recession are expected to be among those signing up when Minnesota's new marketplace opens on October 1st. CREDIT: DIAC Images

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The opening of Minnesota's new health insurance marketplace is now just a couple weeks away, and one segment expected to benefit most is older workers who are not yet eligible for Medicare. According to Seth Boffeli, communications director for AARP of Minnesota, after this last

PHOTO: Around a quarter-million Minnesotans are expected to be eligible for tax subsidies to help cover all or some of the cost of insurance under health-care reform. CREDIT: Aaron Traffas

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's new health-insurance marketplace opens in just a few weeks, and a new effort is under way to make sure low-income families statewide understand the program and get signed up. One group taking part in the campaign is Western Community Action in Marshall, whose developmen

PHOTO: The Minnesota Department of Health is urging folks to take action when a friend, family or neighbor hints that they want to harm themselves. The suicide rate in Minnesota has reached its highest point since the early 1990s. Photo credit: epSos.de

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The suicide rate in Minnesota has reached its highest point in a decade. According to Melissa Heinen, suicide prevention specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health, nearly 700 people in the state took their own lives in 2011, up 13 percent from the year before. "In Minneso

Jim Gordon with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine says while anti-depressants do help some patients, they also have drawbacks and he wants people to consider

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When it comes to dealing with depression, experts warn that too often people turn to prescription drugs as their first option. Dr. Jim Gordon, founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, said while anti-depressants do help some patients, they also have drawbacks. Lot

PHOTO: A statewide campaign to identify and combat the ever growing crime of elder abuse is being launched today in Minnesota. CREDIT: Fechi Fajardo

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With the population of Minnesota growing older than it's ever been, a new campaign kicks off today to help prevent the abuse and exploitation of elders in the state. According to Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo, part of the goal of the "Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation of E

PHOTOS: These girls Beat the Odds and are being awarded college scholarships from the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota. Left to right: Maria Cruz Mendiola, Dorothy O'Berry, Rachel Flores and Salina Samaniego. CREDIT: CDF-MN

MINNEAPOLIS – The Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota tonight is honoring four young women who have overcome extreme adversity to pursue their dreams. The winners of the Beat the Odds awards are all high school seniors who, despite challenges, have done well in school and are planning to at

PHOTO: It made it through committee, but a bill to require background checks by unlicensed dealers at gun shows in Minnesota has still not been scheduled for a vote on the House floor. CREDIT: M. Glasgow

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With advocates for gun safety pushing for a vote in the Minnesota House, a statewide outdoors and conservation group is the latest to come out in favor of universal background checks. The Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League approved the resolution at its state convention

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