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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family members say a Minneapolis sign factory where a gunman fatally shot six people last month is trying to move on. Shereen Rahamim (RAH'-huh-meem), wife of company owner Reuven Rahamim, spoke publicly Monday for the first time since the shooting at Accent Signage Systems. She thanked the city and the people of Minnesota for their support the day of the shooting.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra is planning a tour through the Midwest this summer. The 360-voice choir and 65-member orchestra says the tour will include stops in Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, Ind., Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisc., and Minneapolis, Minn. Tour dates run from June 12 through June 20. It's the first time the group has visited the upper Midwest since 2009. Officials say the choir's repertoire will span from Bach and Broadway to American folk hymns and spirituals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $125,000 to defeat the constitutional gay marriage ban on Minnesota's November ballot. Bloomberg announced the donation Monday on his website. He's made similarly large donations in three other states where the definition of marriage is on the ballot.
PARIS (AP) — Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme no longer considers Lance Armstrong a seven-time winner of the world's most prestigious cycling race, one which now hopes to finally shake off years of doping scandals. Speaking shortly after cycling's governing body ratified the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's decision to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour titles, Prudhomme welcomed the decision, reiterating his belief that there should be no new champions declared for the seven Tours that Armstrong had won.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Younger Americans in their late 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a major shift from three years ago when baby boomers nearing retirement age expressed the greatest worry. The survey findings by the Pew Research Center, released Monday, reflect the impact of a weak economic recovery beginning in 2009 that has shown stock market gains while housing values remain decimated.
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A medical examiner says the wife of the suspected gunman was among three women killed in a shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa. The Waukesha County medical examiner's office said Monday that 42-year-old Zina Haughton, of Brown Deer, was killed Sunday at the Azana Day Spa. The other victims are 35-year-old Cary L. Robuck of Racine and 38-year-old Maelyn M. Lind of Oconomowoc (oh-KAHN'-oh-moh-wahk).
Five things to watch for when President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney debate foreign policy Monday night: 1. THE TIEBREAKER: Romney ran away with the first. Obama edged him in the second. Stakes are high for their third and final showdown. Does that mean a repeat of last week's ornery tone? Or will the gravity of the issues — war, terrorism, world leadership — inspire more dignified discourse?