Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, speaks during the Blue Commonwealth Gala, hosted by the Democrat

Sen. Amy Klobuchar sets first 100 days goals

Lengthy proposal from Minnesota Democrat would overturn most of President Donald Trump's orders, policies.

Walz to undergo knee surgery; Flanagan to briefly assume top job

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Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan and Gov. Tim Walz during budget negotiations last month.
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan will temporarily assume the governor's role.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

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In this May 23, 2019, photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates this year using a map seen as favorable to Democrats as a result of a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past

After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal."
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McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a 'good idea'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is against reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay.
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Indiana attorney general sued over groping allegations

Indiana's attorney general is facing allegations of sexual harassment and defamation in a federal lawsuit filed by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last year.
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Biden balances middle-class appeal with ritzy fundraisers

During the early weeks of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden stopped by this exclusive Dallas-area enclave to headline a fundraiser at the home of Russel Budd, a lawyer known for overseeing billions of dollars in settlements with corporations sued for asbestos exposure. The former vice president urged the lawyers in the room to go after pharmaceutical companies and told them their work mattered.
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Pence tours Navy hospital ship heading to Latin America

Vice President Mike Pence has toured a U.S. Navy hospital ship launching a five-month medical assistance mission to Latin American countries struggling to absorb hundreds of thousands of migrants from crisis-wracked Venezuela.
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Federal jury indicts Delaware man on 'swatting' hoaxes

A federal grand jury has indicted a Delaware man accused of making hoax emergency calls to locations across the country, causing police and SWAT teams to respond.
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Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. Their effort looks doomed, as Democrats quickly opposed it and called it a political stunt.
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The Latest: McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran

The Latest on developments as the U.S. and Iran edge toward a flashpoint amid escalation in the Persian Gulf region (all times local):
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Stocks jump after Trump says he'll meet with Xi next week

Stocks marched sharply higher on Wall Street Tuesday afternoon as traders cheered news that the leaders of the U.S. and China will meet face-to-face next…
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The Latest: Shanahan cites 'painful' family situation

The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's decision to step down (all times local):
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California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.
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Kansas faces future budget woes even with a revenue surplus

Kansas' tax collections have beaten expectations nearly every month for the past two years and the state expects to end June with close to $1 billion in cash reserves, but the budget problems that followed a former governor's notorious tax-cutting experiment aren't necessarily a thing of the past.
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Lawsuit says feds improperly seeking loan repayments from Minnesota School of Business and Globe University students

The federal case filed by the legal defense network covers about 200 Minnesota School of Business and Globe University students.
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Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York

California attorney Michael Avenatti faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.
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Trump says he'll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

President Donald Trump said he'll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at a summit of nations in Japan. And U.S. and Chinese negotiators will resume talks before the leaders meet.
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Pompeo: US forces in Persian Gulf just a deterrent

The Trump administration is not seeking conflict with Iran and its military buildup in the Persian Gulf is aimed entirely at deterring Iranian aggression and threats to U.S. interests and international shipping, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.
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Collins casts 7,000th straight vote as reelection race looms

Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday took her 7,000th consecutive vote as a member of the U.S. Senate, extending a streak she has carefully maintained during more than two decades in the Senate.
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Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech

Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what organizers say will be a public rebuttal to the president's policies.
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Jurors picked for Navy SEAL's murder, war crimes trial

A seven-man jury was selected Tuesday to decide the fate of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq and other war crimes.
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Trump: Shanahan out at Pentagon, Esper now acting secretary

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Pentagon.