A special session still looms at the Capitol to finish much of the work that was not completed before the session came to a close at midnight on Monda

Session's ending leaves many unhappy with closed process

On the day after, left-out legislators, interest groups and the public say lack of transparency in late-session deals must end.

Congressional Democrats order Interior to finish cancelled environmental report on Minnesota copper mining

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U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum
Rep. Betty McCollum calls Trump Administration's decisions "inexplicable."

IRS memo: Tax returns must be given to Congress unless privilege invoked

FILE - This April 13, 2014, file photo, shows the Internal Revenue Service headquarters building in Washington.
The memo contradicts the Trump administration's justification for denying lawmakers' request for President Donald Trump's tax returns, exposing fissures in the executive branch.
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Officials to tackle thorny issue of infrastructure funding

Reality has set in during the three weeks since President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband.
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The Latest: Schiff says Justice agrees to turn over docs

The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local):
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Questions remain as Tennessee speaker promises to resign

Looming questions remain after Tennessee's House Speaker Glen Casada promised to resign from his leadership position, an unprecedented move meant to contain political scandals inside the Republican-controlled Statehouse.
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Nebraska police chief quits amid military service questions

A northeast Nebraska police chief has resigned after questions were raised about what he said were years of service in the U.S. Marines.
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Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law

Qualcomm's stock is tumbling before the opening bell after a federal judge ruled that the company unlawfully stifled cellphone chip market competition and charged excessive…
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Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say.

Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says she wants to improve women's access to maternal care and make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible to those who want children.

Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the issue.

Political critic ordered to pay $170K in child support case

Political commentator and former congressional candidate Steve Gill has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $170,000 by June, or spend 10 days in jail.

More Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against Trump

More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.

North Carolina sheriff won't stop school-day license checks

The new sheriff in one of North Carolina's most populated counties says he won't quit doing traffic stops even though activists say they could be targeting immigrants for deportation.

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president.

Some Ohio legislators yell 'cut' to Hollywood tax deals

Lights, camera, cut?

Beshear vs. Bevin political showdown set in Kentucky

In Kentucky political circles, Beshear vs. Bevin has become shorthand for the bitter feud between the state's governor and attorney general over legal issues with sweeping implications for the future.

Alabama House approves 'born alive' abortion bill

Doctors would face prison sentences if they fail to treat babies "born alive" after an attempted abortion, under a bill approved Tuesday night by the Alabama House of Representatives.

John Bolton to address US Coast Guard Academy graduates

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the United States Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony.
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Oral arguments to occur in Trump fight over bank subpoenas

A judge is poised to hear oral arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's effort to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks.

Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it.

Probe of Virginia governor's racist yearbook photo complete

The findings of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam are set to be released.

Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.