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In Minnesota

With just a few days left in the 2015 session, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Republicans and Senate Democrats have some major differences over healthcare policy to resolve. (MPR News)

Is Gov. Mark Dayton the most effective governor on the environment in more than 40 years? (MinnPost)

One Minnesota lawmaker wants the the public to own a slice of the state's new Major League Soccer team. (Pioneer Press)

The Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban lottery sales at gas pumps, ATMs and on the Internet. (MPR News)

A lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow religious organizations and small businesses to refuse services for same-sex weddings. (Star Tribune)

The Minnesota Senate has passed a measure that would restrict who can see videos recorded by police body cameras. (MPR News)

The chair of the Senate Ethics Committee has decided against holding a hearing on a second ethics complaint against Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis. (MPR News)

National Politics

A federal appeals court ruled that a National Security Agency program that collects bulk records on Americans' telephone calls exceeded the agency's authority given to it by Congress. (New York Times)

The Justice Department will investigate Baltimore's police force. (Washington Post)

The Senate passed legislation giving Congress a say in any nuclear deal President Obama reaches with Iran. (USA Today)

It's come to this: a game show about politics featuring political reporters. (Politico)