U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.

Pipeline pique complicates Heitkamp's 2nd term Senate hopes

Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota's largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitkamp fighting hard to win a second term, Hunte-Beaubrun is staying on the sidelines.

Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

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President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk.

Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

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Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind.
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Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

President Donald Trump's legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling, Trump's personal lawyer said Sunday.
As the polls were about to open for the day at the Brian Coyle Center an election worker who wished to not be identified walked to place a flag outsid
Elections 2018 Latest news on the Minnesota state and federal election campaigns
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Who's in and who's out, and where are the campaign dollars going?
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Wisconsin Supreme Court suspends former state prosecutor

The law license of a former Wisconsin assistant attorney general has been suspended for a year for allegedly mismanaging client trust funds at his law firm.
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Republicans turn on each other in California US House fight

Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little-known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature.
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Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in Venezuela

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two years.
Where the Minnesota governor candidates stood on total fundraising as of their 1Q 2018 filings.
Campaign Finance: Governor In governor's race, Walz leads fundraising with Pawlenty close behind
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Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has quickly eclipsed the rest of the Republican field in the race for governor. The crowded fundraising field is led by Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz.
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In this photo provided by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean Presiden

S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
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In Wisconsin, do too many Democrats want to be governor?

Southern Wisconsin cattle farmer Diane Mills-Frank just wants to know who her party's candidate for governor will be.
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Montana Democrats sense a chance to capture US House seat

For more than two decades, Montana's lone U.S. House seat has been a sacrificial altar where Democratic candidates' dreams are squashed. Not only have all 12 Democratic candidates since 1996 lost to Republicans, but only two of them have since gone on to win any election at all.
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Conservative governor, liberal lawmakers clash in Vermont

Vermont's fiscally conservative Republican Gov. Phil Scott is clashing with the state's famously liberal Legislature.
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Man held in Venezuela for 2 years is welcomed home by Trump

Joshua Holt, a Utah man who traveled to Venezuela in 2016 to marry a woman he met online but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, has been welcomed home by his family and President Donald Trump.
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The Latest: Alberto moves up the Gulf of Mexico

The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local):
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Why a judge says @realDonaldTrump can't block opponents

President Donald Trump can do many things on Twitter. He can call a former FBI director "slippery" and a former president "cheatin'." He can spontaneously…
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Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

Politicians seizing on immigrants as an election issue. Newspaper headlines calling for action. Talk of legislation to institute a ban.
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Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto Ricans

Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
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The winners (by a nose) in top US sniffer dogs competition

One of America's best law enforcement officers at sniffing out hidden explosives is 8 years old, already going gray and loves nothing more than chewing vigorously on a white cotton towel to unwind.
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The Latest: White House says Venezuela policy not changing

The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local):
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More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, in the Oval Office of the White House, Sat

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was "overwhelmed with gratitude."
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Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two years.
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Dunford urges West Point graduates to embrace change

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday to "embrace the constant changes" facing the military as the best route to success.
Politics
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Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he made good on a vow to veto the Republican tax and omnibus budget bills.

Dozens of smaller bills survived Dayton's veto pen

Rape survivors, hotel staff, athletic trainers and motorcyclists are among the Minnesotans who will be affected by this legislative session. Although Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed…