TSA employees workers at Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in January 2019.

Senators call for more TSA screeners at MSP Airport

They say construction project at main terminal checkpoint exacerbated an existing problem.

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

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FILE-- President Donald Trump speaks at the Shell Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pa., on Aug. 13, 2019. The federal budget deficit is growing faste
The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's ending presidential bid

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Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks in June during a primary debate hosted by NBC News in Miami.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
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Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

Investigators believe a gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station on Wednesday was fired from a nearby building complex that provides housing to people with mental health issues, authorities said.
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Latest: Deputy wounded in Lancaster will recover

The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy (all times local):
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The Latest: AP sources: Inslee to seek 3rd term as governor

The Latest on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his 2020 presidential bid (all times local):
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Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's efforts to rein in its vast illegal market.
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President Donald Trump speaking to reporters while meeting with President Klaus Iohannis of Romania in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washingt

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy'

A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy."
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Must West Virginia governor live in capital? Suit continues

Can a governor be forced to live in the state capital? A lawsuit seeking to do just that with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was back in court Wednesday.
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Ties to China shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South…
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on fuel economy rules

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels.
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Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be Colorado

The initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday.
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Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applause

A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years ago.
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Pence steps up pressure for trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Vice President Mike Pence stepped up pressure on Congress to support the Trump administration's new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch Wednesday to a congressional swing district in New Mexico.
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The Latest: Texas executes man in college student's death

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate convicted in the 1998 killing of a suburban Houston community college student (all times local):
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Indictment: US researcher working for Chinese college

An associate professor at the University of Kansas was secretly working full time for a Chinese university while doing research in Kansas on projects funded by the U.S. government, an indictment filed Wednesday alleges.
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Court: Electoral College members not bound by popular vote

A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren't bound by the popular vote in their states.
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Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change.
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Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates, who wanted to be moved out of the lockup because he feared retaliation by guards.
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Asylum-seeking immigrants line up at a border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 20, 2018.

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the president's latest effort to curb immigration at the Mexican border.
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Anti-vaccine activist shoves California lawmaker

An anti-vaccine activist was cited for misdemeanor assault Wednesday after shoving a California lawmaker who has worked to limit exemptions for childhood vaccinations.
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AP Analysis: Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

President Donald Trump's branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as "disloyal" to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base.
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The Endangered Species Act has been credited with helping save several species from extinction, but Republicans have long pushed to change the law.

Environmentalists sue over Endangered Species Act rollbacks

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act.