Scaramucci threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight

Scaramucci threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

Rift between House, Senate GOP rocks health care legislation

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Rift between House, Senate GOP rocks health care legislation
An effort by Speaker Paul Ryan to mend a dispute between House and Senate Republicans over the party's drive to repeal the Obama health care law is receiving mixed reviews from a group of GOP senators, leaving party leaders' hopes for pushing an initial measure through the Senate up in the air.

Safety net clinics in Minnesota face loss of federal funds

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Safety net clinics in Minnesota face loss of federal funds
As Congress debates health care, $27 million in federal aid for state's rural and needy is in jeopardy. Cutbacks and closures could follow.
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Siblings Chelsea Montgomery, 18, and Chris Montgomery, 15, worked the phones at the Congressional Leadership Fund headquarters in Bloomington.

National group sets up shop in Minnesota to support Paulsen

The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a deep-pocketed national super PAC, gets a jump on the fierce campaign battle for the seat 15 months before the election.
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The Latest: McConnell release text of pared-down health bill

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):
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Bill Rhode,s CEO AutoZone, speaks to media at the White House Wednesda...

Border adjustment tax dropped from GOP budget plans

GOP budget drops the tax that Target CEO called "an unproven and untested theory."
National
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California Supreme Court ruling bolsters bullet train foes

U.S. law does not allow state-owned rail projects to completely bypass California's strict environmental regulations, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in a decision that ensures further legal complications for the planned $64 billion bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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The Latest: Supreme Court refuses to halt Texas execution

The Latest on the execution scheduled in Texas for a man who killed a San Antonio woman in 2004 (all times local):
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Scaramucci reports more than $50m in assets

He vows to be a fresh voice in the Trump administration, but in one way he is like many of the others: He is wealthy, with a vast and complicated array of assets.
Local
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State dealing with glitches in new license tab, plate computer system

Some vehicle owners are reporting long waits for their tabs, titles and plates.
National
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US: 2 Mexican nationals convicted in federal agent's killing

A federal jury on Thursday convicted two members of a violent Mexican drug cartel in the 2011 ambush slaying of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, U.S. authorities said.
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Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, spoke passionately before the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, on Thursday.

Police standards board rejects naming training fund for Castile

A new state training fund for police officers will not be named for Philando Castile, despite Gov. Mark Dayton's recommendation.
National
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A car involved in a crash is surrounded by police tape as investigator...

Officer dies after shot multiple times in Indianapolis

A police officer died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis, authorities said Thursday.
Business
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Justice Dept. weighs in against workplace protections for gays

Civil rights advocates criticized the filing not only for its arguments, but also for its timing just as President Trump said transgender people would be banned from the military.
National
8:00pm

AP EXCLUSIVE: Sessions not leaving unless pushed

His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve.
National
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The Latest: UN looking at next steps after bribery verdict

The Latest on the bribery conviction of a Chinese billionaire in a United Nations scandal (all times local):
National
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All types of leaks: good, bad, gossipy, 'shiv in the ribs'

In Washington, leaks don't just come from the pipes.
National
7:10pm

US orders diplomats' families to leave Venezuelan capital

The United States is ordering relatives of American diplomats to leave the Venezuelan capital ahead of a polarizing vote planned for Sunday to start rewriting the country's constitution.
National
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Analysis: Vote yes, hope no for Senate GOP on health care

Vote yes, hope no.
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Department of Justice, agency clash over Civil Rights Act

A federal appeals court in New York City is getting conflicting advice from the government over whether a civil rights law covers sexual orientation.
National
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Rust Belt Wisconsin looks to fill high-skill jobs at Foxconn

A Rust Belt state that built a manufacturing legacy through assembly-line jobs will have to quickly transition to a more highly skilled workforce now that Foxconn has selected Wisconsin as the site of its coveted U.S. electronics plant.
National
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The Latest: Officials call Foxconn project 'Flying Eagle'

The Latest on the deal for a planned $10 billion Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin (all times local):
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The Latest: Officials call Foxconn project 'Flying Eagle'

The Latest on the deal for a planned $10 billion Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin (all times local):