Rosemount football coach announces DFL candidacy for Jason Lewis' seat

Rosemount football coach announces DFL candidacy for Jason Lewis' seat

The Rosemount coach is running as a DFLer, hoping to unseat the GOP's Jason Lewis.

Despite all-nighter, legislators miss another budget deadline

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Despite all-nighter, legislators miss another budget deadline
Minnesota lawmakers are scrambling to pass a budget in a special session, but they failed to finish their work by their agreed-upon 7 a.m. deadline today.

$4.1 trillion Trump budget plan would reshape aid to Minnesota

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$4.1 trillion Trump budget plan would reshape aid to Minnesota
The proposal also excludes further federal funding for the $1.9 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project. Its first hearing is Wednesday before the House Budget Committee, which includes U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn.
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AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

Trump's budget director insists the administration's spending plans won't cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block.
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APNewsBreak: Ohio officer's attorneys seek dismissal of case

Attorneys for a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist are asking an Ohio judge to dismiss the case on the eve of his murder retrial, claiming the county prosecutor violated a gag order.
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Judges divided in hearing on consumer agency power

Federal appeals judges are divided as they hear arguments over whether the president should be able to more easily fire the head of the government's consumer finance watchdog agency.
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The Latest: Democrats press Treasury secretary on tax cuts

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local):
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Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

President Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation last month.
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McAuliffe pardons mother detained by immigration officials

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pardoned a minor driving offense committed years ago by an immigrant mother of two, saying he hopes this will help prevent her deportation by President Donald Trump's administration.
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Consultant charged in scheme to trade US secrets for profit

A Washington consultant, three hedge fund workers and a government employee were blamed Wednesday by federal prosecutors for an insider trading scheme that converted government secrets into hedge fund profits.
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Court: US gun ban doesn't apply to city domestic abuse laws

An appeals court says someone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic battery under a city ordinance can legally have a gun.
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Franken rules out running for president in 2020

Minnesota senator, on the presidential wishlist of some Democrats nationally, categorically rules out run
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Ellison joins bid to let West Africans from Ebola-affected countries stay in U.S.

Bill would add 18 months to reprieve for people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
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How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe

Current and former officials have said that document played a significant role in the July decision by then-FBI Director James Comey to announce that the investigation was over.
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Authorities: man injured in exchange of gunfire with police

Police just outside Atlanta say a man was critically injured during an exchange of gunfire with officers.
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Transportation bill staves off transit cuts — for now

Measure still requires approval by House, Senate at the Capitol.
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Lawsuit: VA contracting changes could cut jobs for the blind

An advocacy group for the blind on Wednesday sued the Department of Veterans Affairs in federal court, alleging the agency ignored a long-standing law when it changed contracting rules that have been used for decades to give jobs to the visually impaired.
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First lady Melania Trump arrives at the San Damaso courtyard ahead of...

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next on foreign trip

To cover up or not to cover up?
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Children's advocates: Cuts in Trump's budget won't heal

President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to public assistance programs would disproportionately hurt children from low-income families, including minorities and those living in Wisconsin's rural areas, the director of an advocacy group said Wednesday.
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Correction: Conway-Republican Fundraiser story

In a story May 18 about presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway speaking to supporters in New Hampshire, The Associated Press erroneously estimated the number in attendance as about 150 people. Further reporting has indicated the hotel ballroom, which seats 500, was near capacity.
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Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the Legislature on a compromise.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's suspect claim about Iran's collapse

As President Donald Trump tells it, Iran would be a collapsed state by now if only the Obama administration had refused the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for a freeze on Iranian nuclear development. This starved-into-submission scenario, however, doesn't fit with the circumstances of that time.
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Sister: Brother's shooter 'sick and twisted'

who federal investigators said was an avowed neo-Nazi — because her brother needed an inexpensive place to sleep in Florida while he was looking for work, not because he shared his views.