President Donald Trump talked about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's letter, which says her chamber will not consider a resolution authorizing the planned

Trump says he'll give State of Union after shutdown ends

Trump yielded after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Minn. lawmakers introduce bill to address failings in sex assault investigations

January 23
Reps. Kelly Moller, D-Shoreview, at left, and Marion O'Neill, R-Maple Lake, introduced the bill.
Legislation would set new rules for all Minnesota law enforcement agencies.

Equal Rights Amendment on the move in Minnesota, nation

January 23
In 2016, Equal Rights Amendment supporters rallied outside the Minnesota Senate chambers on the first day of the legislative session.
A hearing is set Thursday for two Minnesota measures on the amendment, a vestige of 1970s activism but one with building momentum.
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This undated photo provided by Iranian state television's English-language service, Press TV, shows its American-born news anchor Marzieh Hashemi. On

Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from US jail

A prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who was held in the U.S. as a material witness was released from jail Wednesday evening.
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The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 34:WHAT'S NEWThe showdown over the State of the Union address ended Wednesday night when President Donald…
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Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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Nervous neighbors await information about 4 Nevada killings

Nervous neighbors were burning lights at night in a northern Nevada community where Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken were killed this month in slayings that authorities blame on a 19-year-old from El Salvador said to be in the U.S. illegally.
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Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas.
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Q&A: How new law, gov't shutdown can impact tax season

Tax season is almost here and this one could be tricky.It's the first year that taxpayers will be filing under the massive tax law overhaul…
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January 23

Trump's shutdown gift to Pelosi: a unified Democratic caucus

President Donald Trump has done something remarkable in the government shutdown: He's unified the diverse new House Democratic majority firmly behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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January 23
Demonstrators gather in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium to protest the government shutdown, in Washington, Jan. 23, 2019. With the shutdown now

AP-NORC poll: 6 in 10 Americans blame Trump for shutdown

A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the record-long government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall, according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval rating to its lowest level in more than a year.
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January 23

Trump, GOP embrace amid political fallout from shutdown

As President Donald Trump's approval rating falls, the Republican Party is grasping him ever tighter.
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January 23

Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail

The Senate is taking a new approach to ending the partial government shutdown by actually taking votes instead of just pointing fingers.
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January 23

Diversity highlights emerging field of Democratic candidates

The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump.
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January 23

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane…
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January 23

A glance at the political turmoil rocking Venezuela

A 35-year-old opposition leader who up until two weeks ago was a complete unknown to the vast majority of Venezuelans has declared himself the embattled…
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January 23
Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of N.Y., accompanied by Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark, D-Mass., right, speaks at a news

Dems prepare own border security package shunning Trump wall

House Democrats, feeling pressure to display their vision for border security, are preparing a package that would ignore President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for a wall with Mexico and would instead pay for other ideas aimed at protecting the border.
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January 23

The Latest: Trump says he'll give address once shutdown ends

The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local):
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January 23

Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, upbeat talk on China

Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as positive U.S. earnings reports reassured investors that the world's largest economy was on track. Poor Japanese data for the second straight day weighed on the Nikkei 225 index.
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January 23
“I don’t think anyone wants to rush into anything,” Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, said of a push to legalize sports gambling in Minnesota.

Some lawmakers want legal sports betting in Minnesota, but opposition will be fierce

The Supreme Court paved the way for sports betting, but with a full agenda already, busy lawmakers may take their time.
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January 23
In this April 29, 2018, file photo, a drone operator helps to retrieve a drone after photographing over Hart Island in New York.

Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports

Some common questions readers have about these incidents and brief answers.
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In this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, a pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Cali

Vaccine skeptics on MN Autism Council touch off debate

Council members said they don't want disagreements to derail their work.
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French Olympic probe raises questions about Japanese firm

An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant advertising and marketing agency Dentsu Inc.