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Klobuchar's presidential bid faces fundraising challenge

Small-dollar donors could be crucial in a crowded 2020 presidential field.

Omar apologizes for causing hurt, hopes to rebuild trust

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Rep. Ilhan Omar insisted Friday that she is not anti-Semitic, and that she regrets a tweet that was widely condemned for perpetuating Jewish stereotypes because it undermined her own attempts to foster cultural harmony.

Presidents have declared emergencies before, but none like Trump's

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Presidents have declared dozens of emergencies, but none like this one.
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Residents skeptical as company takes over solar project

The backers of a northern Minnesota community solar-plus-storage project are wary about the sudden involvement of their municipal utility's power wholesaler.
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February 15

Trump declares emergency at border after stinging defeat

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border after a stinging budget defeat. Trump is moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges.
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February 15

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Let the lawsuits begin.
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February 15

Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants.
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February 15

Analysis: Shutdown saga offers lesson in divided government

When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs.
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February 15

Key moments in actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago attack

"Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs.
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2019. Trump formally declared a national emergency at

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges.
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight

Let the lawsuits begin.
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U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams testifies before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Venezuela at Capitol Hill

The rookie and the diplomat

The diplomat came before Congress and was told that he could not be trusted."I have to say to you, and I'm sorry to say this,…
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February 15

Georgia bill would replace state's outdated voting machines

Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting machines that have electronic ballot markers and print a paper ballot.
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February 15
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) heads to his office after a vote on the Senate floor, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 14, 2019. McC

Trump's national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another.
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February 15

2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for…
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February 15

The Latest: Calif. Gov. Newsom endorses Harris for president

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail(all times local):9:30 p.m.California Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president in 2020.The…
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February 15

Trump claims Japan's PM nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japan's prime minister had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea.
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February 15
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Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.
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Jennifer Schroeder is a St. Paul woman who rebounded from her own addiction to become a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. She recently spoke out du

Minnesota probation disparities, lack of guidelines getting long look at Legislature

Draconian sentencing in state is the target of move to wipe out disparities.
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February 15

Alabama Confederate statue law to stay in effect amid appeal

An Alabama law that prohibits cities from removing Confederate monuments will remain in effect while the state appeals a judge's ruling that declared the statute constitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.
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February 15
Former campaign adviser for President Trump, Roger Stone walks out of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Laude

Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone's case

A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case in the special counsel's Russia probe.
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February 15

O'Rourke stops in Milwaukee, Madison in first Midwest swing

Beto O'Rourke said Friday during a visit to Wisconsin that before deciding whether he will join the increasingly crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020, he wants to meet with voters in the "most honest, raw, real way possible."
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ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.