State Rep. Erin Maye Quade, of Apple Valley, second from right, holds a 24-hour sit-in on the Minnesota House floor for stronger gun laws, Tuesday, Ap

DFL Rep. Erin Maye Quade ends House floor sit-in, vows to continue pursuing gun control

The lawmaker from Apple Valley said she wanted to draw attention to the Legislature's inaction on gun-control measures.

VA nominee accused of drunken behavior, reckless prescribing

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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D.
White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing, according to accusations compiled by Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination as Veterans Affairs secretary.

Rep. Tom Emmer's cereal-crusted hotdish crunches D.C. cook-off competition

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Photo courtesy of Tom Emmer: Tom Emmer's prize-winning hotdish.
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Jessie Diggins joined a group of Winter Olympic athletes who gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday April 25 to discuss the impact of climate change.

Olympic gold medalist Diggins heads to Congress to talk climate change

"We are the canaries in the coal mine."
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Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest

A wave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented job action that will close schools for a majority of the state's public school students, part of an educator uprising that's also bubbled up in Colorado.
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EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical missteps

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to be peppered with questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.
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Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job — legislation that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russia investigation.
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Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has quickly eclipsed the rest of the Republican field in the race for governor. The crowded fundraising field is led by Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz.
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Profit slips at Volkswagen after accounting change

Profits have slipped at automaker Volkswagen in the first quarter due to a change in accounting rules, but sales increased and the company recorded no significant additional losses from its diesel emissions scandal.
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APNewsBreak: Feds' delays imperil migrant children

The U.S. government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children…
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Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it

To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. In another room, an employee entered the tag numbers into a government database.
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Q&A: Why Colorado, Arizona teachers are walking off the job

Tens of thousands of schoolteachers plan to walk off the job in Arizona and Colorado on Thursday, shuttering classrooms in pursuit of better pay and school funding.
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The Latest: Alleged serial killer worked in warehouse

The Latest on a serial killing and rape case in California (all times local):
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A Maine State Police trooper trains his rifle on the home of suspect John Williams, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Madison, Maine. Williams is wanted i

Manhunt underway for suspect in killing of sheriff's deputy

A manhunt is underway for the suspect in what is believed to be the first killing of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years.
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April 25

Prosecutor on Justice's opioid crackdown favors tough tact

Mary Daly has heard the criticism: That the tough-on-drugs approach favored by the Trump administration is cruel, ineffective and a return to the failed policies of the 1980s.
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April 25
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, is shown this month in New York.

Trump lawyer to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels' civil lawsuit

President Donald Trump's personal attorney said he will assert his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a civil case brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.
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April 25

Nation's nastiest GOP primary playing out in Pence's Indiana

For a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, where a grueling Republican Senate race has been dubbed the nation's nastiest primary.
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April 25

The state that wants to spend more, not less, on prison food

Dropped onto Connecticut inmates' food trays in recent days was a concoction called chilitos, consisting of a cup of meatless chili mix, one slice of cheese, brown rice, refried beans and two tortillas, along with a half-cup of pudding and an 8-ounce drink.
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April 25

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Why not live audio from high court?

The Supreme Court is not noted for its speed or adaptability, but it moved very quickly to post a link to an audio recording of arguments over President Donald Trump's travel ban.
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April 25

Netflix documentary explores RFK's legacy 50 years later

He was once called the most likely American in the 20th century to become president. But Robert F. Kennedy's bid to follow in his older brother's footsteps as commander in chief was cut short the same way John F. Kennedy's White House term was: by a man with a gun.
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April 25

Cincinnati passes 911 center plan after trapped teen's death

The Cincinnati City Council has voted to infuse nearly a half million dollars into an emergency call center that's come under scrutiny after the failed response to find a teen who was trapped in a minivan and died despite twice calling 911.
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April 25

GOP victory in Arizona still sending off alarm bells

Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the…
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April 25

Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids' evidence review

A lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney's home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege.
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April 25
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D.

More allegations emerge about Trump's VA pick as nomination falters

White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing, according to accusations compiled by Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination as Veterans Affairs secretary.