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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters who earlier partially shut down the massive Mall of America today have moved their demonstration to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Blocked roads have resulted in significant traffic delays and limited access to two terminals. The protesters are demanding the release of video of the fatal police shooting of a black man who died last month. There have been arrests.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A large tornado moving across northern Mississippi has forced authorities to close part of Interstate 55. Television images on The Weather Channel showed what appeared to be a twister moving along the ground for several minutes near Clarksdale. Forecasters say unsettled weather has created a "particularly dangerous situation" today for large swaths of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. The storm system has resulted in at least one death.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Despite the advice of a Colorado judge, the man who killed three people in an attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is demanding that he be allowed to represent himself. Robert Dear also wants to fire his public defender. At a previous hearing, Dear interrupted proceedings and called himself "a warrior for the babies."

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who was arrested for flying a gyrocopter near the U.S. Capitol has higher ambitions. Douglas Hughes, a Democrat, says he wants the seat now held by Rep, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee. His lawyers say a conviction for the protest flight doesn't disqualify from running.

DALLAS (AP) — An 8-year-old Muslim-American girl in Dallas who feared she would be deported because of comments by presidential candidate Donald Trump is being flooded with thousands of messages of support. Her mother says Sofia Yassini packed her dolls, toothbrush and peanut butter after misunderstanding a news report. Among those offering support are soldiers in combat who have sent selfies.

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