U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, right, held a Medicare for All town hall on Thursday night in Minneapolis. From left are State Sen. Melisa Franzen and with Rose

Supporters stand with Omar at airport rally and town hall

A crowd of cheering supporters at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was a loud counterpoint to a turbulent week with President Donald Trump.

2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks during the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday night, June 26, 2019. Female candidates are
The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump.

University of Minnesota staffer's advice to delete e-mail raises red flag for lawmaker

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An entrance to the campus of the University of Minnesota.
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How to beat Trump? Dems divided as he rams race onto ballot

Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump's "racist" taunts at a rally the night before.
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Democrats questioning Robert Mueller to focus on obstruction

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will question former special counsel Robert Mueller next week plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report, an effort to direct Americans' attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of President Donald Trump's conduct.
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Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online

Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should "go back" to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online.
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Ex-Alabama officer gets prison for assaulting detained man

A former Alabama police officer has been sentenced to prison for slamming a compliant handcuffed man into the ground and then slamming the man's head into his patrol car.
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Trump picks son of late Justice Scalia for labor secretary

President Donald Trump has selected lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary.
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Trump disavows 'Send her back!' chant as Omar stands defiant

President Donald Trump has chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene.
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States, provinces discuss cooperation on stopping Asian carp

U.S. states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region are looking for ways to cooperate on preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.
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Men face sentencing on riot charge in Virginia rally case

Three members of a white supremacist group face sentencing on a federal riot charge in connection with a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California.
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Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn't see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras…
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Trump effect the top question in Virginia's key elections

Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats.
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Ex-NSA contractor to be sentenced in stolen documents case

A former National Security Agency contractor awaits sentencing in Baltimore's federal court for storing two decades' worth of classified documents at his Maryland home.
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Forget 'manmade': Berkeley bans gender-specific words

There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into "maintenance holes" instead.
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Judge weighs new Motel 6 settlement in immigration lawsuit

A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities is returning to court for a judge's review.
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The Latest: House panel asks Hope Hicks to clarify testimony

The Latest on the unsealing of court records related to the Michael Cohen investigation (all times local):
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In this May 1, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the San Diego Bay in San Diego, Calif. Pr

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.
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A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shot Laquan McDonald in 2014. He was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery — one for each bullet the white officer fired at the black 17-year-old. Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Van Dyke in January to six years and nine months in prison.
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Sally Field, 'Sesame Street' to receive Kennedy Center award

Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients.
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters while meeting with U.S. Special Olympics athletes and staff in the Oval Office, at the White House in Washi

Trump disavows 'send her back' cry, Omar stands defiant

President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene.
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Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labor secretary

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary.
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Who's appearing on each night of the 2020 debates in July

The lineups for the July 30-31 Democratic presidential debates were announced Thursday, with 20 candidates spread evenly over two nights.Here's a look at who is…