New chair wants to make Ellison 'face of Democratic Party'

New chair wants to make Ellison 'face of Democratic Party'

As deputy chairman, Ellison will keep Mpls. in spotlight.

What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

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What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?
When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

Trump embraces loaded phrase 'Enemy of the People'

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Trump embraces loaded phrase 'Enemy of the People'
The phrase is generally associated with despotic communist governments rather than democracies.
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Minnesota cop expected to plead not guilty in man's death

A Minnesota police officer is expected to plead not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man.
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How the AP-NORC poll of teenagers was conducted

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AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

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Officials identify sailor fatally shot at naval air station

Navy officials in Virginia are identifying a sailor fatally shot by a Naval Air Station Oceana security officer.
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Senate to vote on ending ban on Sunday liquor sales

The Minnesota Senate will vote on a bill to repeal the state's Prohibition-era ban on Sunday liquor sales.
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Bankruptcy fraud sentencing for 'Dance Moms' star now May 8

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An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.
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Trump's speech could be marked by disruption or decorum

A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.
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Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration.
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AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.
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Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks

President Donald Trump has toasted the nation's governors, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law.
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GOP tax plans could eliminate popular tax breaks

When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.
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Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency.
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Report warns of gaps if federal health care dollars are cut

A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.
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Sessions tough talk, policies could increase prison totals

The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.
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Gorsuch rulings in some notable employee's rights cases

President Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.…
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Gorsuch often sided with employers in workers' rights cases

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A snafu for the ages tops Oscar's notable moments

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump makes his points with overstated flair

In President Donald Trump's estimation, the U.S. border isn't merely porous, it's "wide open." Darkness and danger are everywhere, even Sweden. American infrastructure isn't just in need of improvement but it's in "total disrepair and decay." The health law is not only flawed, but it's an "absolute and total catastrophe."