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Mauer, Perkins Named All Stars

Twins catcher Joe Mauer and pitcher Glen Perkins have been named to the American League All-Star Team.  Mauer is hitting .314 with eight homers and 30 RBI in 80 games this season. Perkins is 1-and-0 with 20 saves and a 1.93 ERA in 33 games this year.  The 2013 All-Star Game is July 16th at Citi Field in New York.

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Minnesota Budget Still Under Construction

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State budget negotiations resumed at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's residence yesterday afternoon.

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Death Penalty Showdown in Nebraska

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Governor Pete Ricketts has vetoed legislation passed by the Unicameral that would repeal the death penalty.

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Bill to Allow Packer Ownership of Livestock Advances

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Meat packers would be able to own hogs and contract with Nebraska producers under a bill advancing in the Unicameral.

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Service Honors Fallen Omaha Officer

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Funeral services for Omaha Police officer Kerrie Orozco, who was killed in the line of duty, were held Tuesday.

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Storm death toll rises as Houston remains underwater

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Torrential rains and flooding have turned streets into rivers, killing more than a dozen people and destroying hundreds of homes.