Judge blocks Trump threat to pull funds for 'sanctuary cities'

Judge blocks Trump threat to pull funds for 'sanctuary cities'

In blocking the move, a federal judge says the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

Minn. GOP Chairman Downey attacks deputy as election nears

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Minn. GOP Chairman Downey attacks deputy as election nears
GOP Party Chairman Keith Downey released a letter to a party committee questioning the judgment and competency of Deputy Chairman Chris Fields just days ahead of the election for party officers in St. Cloud Saturday.

Minn. native running for Va. governor gets into flap over Confederate statues

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Minn. native running for Va. governor gets into flap over Confederate statues
Corey Stewart took to Twitter to protest the removal of Confederate memorials in New Orleans this week. Reaction to his tweet was swift and biting.
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The Latest: Spicer calls judge's decision 'egregious'

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local):
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Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality.
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Trump's speaking style still flummoxes linguists

Campaign promises may have been reshaped and some self-imposed deadlines reset. But among the things kept intact in the opening months of the new administration is the unmistakably distinct style of President Donald Trump's speech.
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The Latest: Trump to sign executive order on education

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):
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Minn. ruling on abuse at group home likely to be far-reaching one

The decision, in the case of a man burned over 35 percent of his body, will likely prevent facilities from insulating themselves from often-costly lawsuits.
National
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GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Trump's 100th day in office this Saturday.
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Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents, or other households, because of their religious beliefs.
National
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Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House.
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Tevlin: Lisa Goodman has proved she's a nice hue of blue

  On a gorgeous Saturday morning, Lisa Goodman sat alone on a grassy hillside in Bryn Mawr, collecting her thoughts. She was about to go…
Business
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Cargill expands Mason City plant as consumers eat more eggs

The Minnetonka-based agribusiness is growing capacity to produce pre-made egg products as consumers flock to protein-rich foods.
National
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Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households because of their religious beliefs.
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Official: White House names new Secret Service director

The White House on Tuesday named a retired Marine major general as the new director of the Secret Service. Randolph Alles will oversee an agency that for years has been beset with a series of high-profile embarrassments.
National
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Trump to propose massive tax cuts for businesses

President Donald Trump plans to propose massive tax cuts for businesses big and small as part of an overhaul that he says will provide the biggest tax cuts in U.S. history.
National
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Officials promoting inclusivity after Trump rise face recall

Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity after the election of President Donald Trump are fighting efforts to recall them from office.
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Lawmakers said they believe that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did not comply with the law.

Michael Flynn likely broke law, House Oversight leaders say

Fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn appears to have received payments from Russia and Turkey and didn't report the money, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Oversight Committee said.
National
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Anti-government suspect declines to stand for judge in court

A Wisconsin man accused of stealing a cache of weapons and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House refused to stand for a federal judge at his arraignment.
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Lawmakers said they believe that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did not comply with the law.

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.
Politics
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Samuel Clark, new St. Paul city attorney

How Minnesota reacted to ruling on sanctuary cities

St. Paul City Attorney Sammy Clark summed up the city's response in an one-word email Tuesday: "Hooray!"
National
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Wisconsin dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business.
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Louisiana Senate to consider bill to end death sentences

Louisiana senators are moving ahead with a bill to end executions in the state, a rare proposal in a Republican-controlled region that tends to favor capital punishment.