Al Franken is among a group of senators who wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to clarify the legal rationale underpinning the administration's authority to kill Americans deemed to be terrorists.SEE ALSO: For Franken and Klobuchar, does money from big media mean support for PIPA?
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On Monday, the last of the Occupy activists facing riot charges over the Cruz home protests arrived at a courtroom for trial, joined by about 50 supporters. If convicted, the four defendants -- Catherine Salonek, Jessica Davis, Tomahawk Riley and Dee Xaba -- would face up to two years in prison and ... More >>
Twin Cities attorney Jordan Kushner is a National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer. As such, he attends protests to make sure private security and law enforcement respects demonstrators' rights even when situations become tense.SEE ALSO: Dan Feidt, producer of DRE drug scandal video, talks about Occupy, ... More >>
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor plume of weapons-grade anthrax stays these couriers come May 6.
That Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health will launch a dry run of an anthrax attack response using postal workers and law enforcement escorts. It's a strategy that's been studied nationally since 200 ... More >>
While the number of homicides in Minneapolis ticks steadily upward - 33 so far this year - the coffers of a fledgling anti-violence program will stay empty. The city has lost out on $2.2 million worth of Department of Justice funds, seemingly because community friction.
Photo: banspyAmina Ali and Hawo Hassan were taken into custody this afternoon.Two naturalized American citizens living in Rochester, both originally from Somalia, have been arrested on charges that they conspired to provide material support to the Somali terrorist group al Shabaab. The FBI to ... More >>
Photo: Free Prof. Peter Erlinder Now/FacebookErlinder's controversial views on the Rwandan genocide have landed him in prisonIt's not clear whether this means he'll be able to return home yet, but William Mitchell law professor Peter Erlinder has been granted bail on medical grounds by a Rwan ... More >>
Obama and Rybak discussed ways to combat radicalization of Somali youthMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak joined Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael Coleman at a White House meeting on Tuesday to talk about coping with terrorist groups recruiting people on American soi ... More >>
Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.