The Mid Missouri Energy ethanol plant rises out of the cornfields near Malta Bend, Mo.

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China.

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The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

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Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser stuck on last details

Plans to hold a high-stakes hearing next week with testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, teetered with uncertainty Sunday as a Senate panel scrambled to resolve potentially make-or-break details, such as potential witnesses who could corroborate her decades-old sexual assault claim.
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New Wisconsin nonprofit emphasizes ethics in politics

A new non-partisan, nonprofit political group is hoping to improve ethics in Wisconsin politics.
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Minnesota regulators approve wind farm amid opposition

Minnesota regulators unanimously approved permits for a wind farm project in southern Minnesota amid opposition from local residents.
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At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week.
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Though neither have their party's endorsement, Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz have raised significantly more campaign cash than their rivals in the last weeks before contested primaries.
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Mix of setbacks, gains unsettles many transgender Americans

For transgender Americans, 2018 has been marked by series of advancements and setbacks.
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The Latest: GOP's Graham assures respectful hearing for Ford

The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):
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Bill targets 'Kushner loophole' allowing false filings

A New York City councilman plans to introduce a bill to close the "Kushner loophole" that fails to check up on landlords if they file false documents with the city.
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Insider Q&A: Amalgamated Bank CEO Keith Mestrich

Amalgamated Bank underwent the biggest change in its 95-year history this summer, going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange as the nation's only union-owned, publicly traded bank.
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Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold…
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Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

Phil Bredesen is a Democrat. But he'd rather you not mention that.
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Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford reportedly have agreed to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday as deal forms

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter.
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Despite value, little protection exists for Midwest farmland

America has lost millions of acres of farmland over nearly three decades to urban and rural development.Despite conservation efforts by state and local governments and…
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Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.
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The Latest: Lawyer says woman doesn't recall attending party

The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):
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Grassley aide resigns after harassment allegation

A communications adviser to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, during the Supreme Court confirmation fight abruptly resigned after an accusation of sexual harassment…
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In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

Kavanaugh ally Whelan denies talking to White House about theory

Christine Blasey Ford said Whelan had looked at her LinkedIn page shortly after the Washington Post shared her name with a White House spokesman.
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The campus of the Holton-Arms private girls’ prep school, which Christine Blasey Ford attended, in Bethesda, Md., Sept. 17, 2018.

Kavanaugh accuser Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life

She reinvented herself far from the place where her family is known, where politics reign, where Kavanaugh gained power and prestige. Next week, she may return to relive it all again.
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US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.
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The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local):
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves the courthouse after he was found guilty in his sexual assault retrial

Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should…