Franken vows to regain trust of Minnesota after harassment allegations

Franken vows to regain trust of Minnesota after harassment allegations

"Let me say again that I'm sorry," the senator wrote in a statement. He apologized for embraces that "crossed a line."

Split from Trump indicates Flynn is moving to deal with Mueller

Split from Trump indicates Flynn is moving to deal with Mueller
Lawyers for former national security adviser are no longer communicating with president's legal team.

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances
President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.
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South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands

A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker's daughter, officials said Thursday.
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Texas trooper killed during traffic stop; suspect in custody

A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop in East Texas on Thanksgiving.
Rep. Joe Barton, shown in a 2012 photo, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his behavior, accor

Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

Suggesting he's a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans to go silent about the release of a nude photo of him online because police are investigating the disclosure as a possible crime against him. Authorities have not confirmed an investigation.

The Latest: Texas trooper killed during traffic stop ID'd

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Ideas abound for Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul

Supporters of the Wakan Tipi Center project hope it can included in the next state bonding bill.

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

Franken's rising political star obscured by accusations

"Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor's election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died. He was 79.
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Will a corporate tax cut lift worker pay? A union wants it in writing

Union wants assurances that rate slash will mean more jobs, higher pay.

Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test

Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has Bannon's backing anyway, thanks to his loyalty to President Donald Trump.

Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018

Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely.

Man freed decades after double killing that rocked LA suburb

Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities — in large part because hundreds of police officers from nearby Los Angeles lived there.

Police: Officer killed man in robbery at gas station store

Police say an officer fatally shot an armed man during a robbery at an Alabama service station.

Governor's staffer resigns after sexual misconduct claim

A staff member in Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' office is denying any wrongdoing after being accused of sexual harassment.
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State Sen. Dan Schoen did not go to a news conference Wednesday. Instead his lawyer, Paul W. Rogosheske, raised questions about the harassment allegations against Schoen.

Schoen lawyer: Senator 'never meant to sexually harass anybody'

Attorney Paul Rogosheske presented the DFL state senator's resignation letter, but he said Schoen never sexually harassed anyone intentionally and suggested that the claims were politically motivated.
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