Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship.

Walker's reinsurance bill, $7 million marketing plan up

February 19
Gov. Scott Walker's plan to help reduce insurance premiums for people buying plans on the private market in Wisconsin is up for legislative approval.

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

February 19
A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.
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Sex assault testing effort yields first charges in Wisconsin

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel's effort to analyze untested sexual assault evidence kits has produced its first criminal charges.
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Character witnesses testify for embattled Allentown mayor

A parade of character witnesses have testified in defense of the embattled mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city at his federal corruption trial.
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Leader of movement to remember Holocaust victims dies at 93

A Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to preserving the memory of the victims of Nazi atrocities has died in New York at age 93.
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Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic lawmaker.
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The Latest: Idaho senator who yelled at students not sorry

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The Latest: Florida Senate panel wants officers in schools

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The Latest: Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

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Minnesota lawmakers back in St. Paul for 3-month session

Lawmakers returned Tuesday to the Minnesota Capitol with a lengthy agenda and some doubt that they'd get to it all, as an ongoing battle over the new Republican lieutenant governor and her seat in the state Senate threatens to upend the legislative session.
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Republicans push to ban death penalty in conservative Utah

The Republican leader of the Utah House of Representatives backed an effort Tuesday to ban the death penalty in the conservative state, coming three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the firing squad as a backup method for executions.
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Wisconsin attorney general open to allowing guns in schools

Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel on Tuesday said he's open to allowing teachers and others to be armed in schools. The remarks came six days after a shooting left 17 dead at a high school in Florida.
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Legislature opens with short sessions and a dose of drama

The debate over Michelle Fischbach's ability to serve was not the only dramatic scene unfolding in St. Paul as the Legislature convened for the first time this year.
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Mueller charges associate of ex-Trump adviser of making false statements in Russia investigation

Attorney Alex van der Zwaani s accused of making false statements regarding communications he had with Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign aide, about work done in Ukraine.
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Trump moves to relax rules on cheaper health insurance

The proposed rules would provide additional options to people who could not afford to pay current health insurance premiums, officials said.
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Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Florida close to replacing Confederate statue in US Capitol

Florida is on the cusp of removing a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with one of an African-American woman.
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41 minutes ago

Number of Minnesotans lacking health insurance increases

Minnesota's uninsured rate went from 4.3 percent in 2015 to 6.3 percent in 2017, fueled by a drop in the number of employers who offered coverage as well as people exiting the individual market.
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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and 3M are expected to make an announcement today.

Jury selection halted in 3M trial; announcement this afternoon

Tuesday was scheduled to be the opening day of a long-awaited trial over the decades-long contamination of groundwater in Washington County. The halt could indicate a settlement.
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Advocacy group sues Justice for prison policy files

An advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The group says the records could shed light on the Trump administration's dealings with private prison companies in forming new policies on incarceration.
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50 minutes ago

Ethics Committee confirms review of Tennessee lawmaker

The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th term in the House and had previously announced he won't seek re-election.
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The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

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