Lawmakers returned to the State Capitol on Friday for a special session.

Deal looks to put special session back on track for finishing today

Minnesota lawmakers spent the night slogging through a series of budget votes that will determine the next two years of state spending on everything from farms to prison staff.

'I'm done with that': Pelosi tries to tone down Trump feud while in Twin Cities

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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi participated in a Roundtable at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul, exploring ways to strength
Speaker talked health care, headlined DFL fundraiser.

Trump order sets up potential clash with CIA

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Attorney General Barr would have carte blanche to disclose still-secret material.
It effectively strips the agency of its most critical power: choosing which secrets it shares and which ones remain hidden.
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The Latest: Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

The Latest on U.S. judge blocking President Donald Trump from building sections of a border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency (all times local):
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The Latest: Warnings about Trump actions on Russia probe

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2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate.
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, a border wall prototype falls during demolition at the border between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego. U.S. D

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback.
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Judge: Anheuser-Busch must revise ads aimed at MillerCoors

A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers.
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Fight over wolf hunting in Minnesota is heating up again

The last time the federal government removed endangered species protections for wolves in Minnesota, the state held recreational hunts aimed in part at culling the population. The open seasons between 2012 and 2014 were controversial, yet backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders, including DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.
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This photo provided by Novartis shows Zolgensma. The one-time gene therapy developed by Novartis, Zolgensma, will cost $2.125 million. It treats a rar

At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby's muscle control and kills nearly all of those…
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In this Sunday, May 19, 2019 photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the Nimitz-class a

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials on Friday publicly blamed Iran and its proxies for recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq.
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San Francisco police chief 'sorry' for raid on journalist

San Francisco's police chief apologized on Friday for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city's former public defender.
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Federal judge blocks part of Trump's plan to build border wall

LOS ANGELES – President Donald Trump's efforts to build a wall along the southwest border hit a roadblock Friday night when a federal judge…
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Trump's orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started the probe.
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The welcome sign at Fort Snelling.

Fort Snelling signage opens history debate among Minn. lawmakers, local officials

As legislators continue to work on state's spending, $4 million was restored to Minnesota Historical Society budget.
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The Latest: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack

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Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information.
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Trump asks Citizenship and Immigration Services head to quit

President Donald Trump asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security.
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WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.
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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state.
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Machinery from Fisher Industries prepare the ground for a wall to be built on private property near El Paso, Texas.

Trump tries to steer border wall deal to N.D. firm owned by GOP donor, Fox News guest

Fisher Industries' top executive is a GOP donor and frequent guest on Fox News.
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The Latest: Trump meets troops in Alaska en route to Japan

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As special session convenes, House Democrats look to 2020

The Minnesota Legislature convened Friday for a special session to finish crafting a $48 billion, two-year state budget, with House Republicans threatening to draw out the proceedings because of their objections to the way top leaders negotiated the bills in a rush behind closed doors.