President Donald Trump give two thumbs up to guests after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Was

No Trump collusion; obstruction question left open by Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

In summary of Mueller report, Democrats seize on obstruction question

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President Donald Trump's allies embrace 'no collusion' finding

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Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, and Gov. Tim Walz

Minnesota House Democrats trim Gov. Tim Walz's budget

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Rep. Ilhan Omar listened as nursing assistant Christina Wilson spoke during a press conference on the impacts of the DED cancellation Thursday in New

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Attorney Michael Avenatti

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity.
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The Latest: Avenatti expects to be 'fully exonerated'

The Latest on the arrest of attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
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Tennessee is poised to become the latest state to ban local municipalities from regulating certain plastic bags and utensils.

Tennessee moves to stop cities from banning plastic bags

Tennessee could become the latest state to ban local municipalities from regulating certain plastic bags and utensils.
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U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and U.S. President Donald Trump have been very critical of each other.

GOP turns fury on Schiff over Russian collusion claims

"Damning evidence" of collusion with Russia. "More than circumstantial." A scandal of a size "beyond Watergate."
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room Monday, March 25, 2019. Trump signed an official proclamation formally recognizing Isra

Democrats ask for Mueller files; GOP exclaims 'Move on'

House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on" from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's probe of "treasonous things against our country" and said they "certainly will be looked into."

Victory lap and accolades: Trump has, perhaps, best day ever

He kept up a fist-pumping victory lap over the end of the Mueller probe. Basked in gushy accolades from a foreign leader. Saw a former nemesis humiliated by the feds.

Mueller findings flip Trump debate in 2020 campaign

The release of the special counsel's findings in the Russia probe upended the 2020 presidential campaign, all but settling the question of whether President Donald Trump could be knocked from the race by a new revelation in the report and turning the debate over the investigation on its head.

Former President George H.W. Bush's office to close Friday

Four months after the death of the former president, George H.W. Bush's office in Houston is to close for the last time at 5 p.m. Friday.

Audit: Slow Legionnaires' response at Illinois veterans home

A state audit released Monday contradicted former Gov. Bruce Rauner's claim that his administration had done everything federal experts recommended to remedy a deadly 2015 Legionnaires' disease crisis at an Illinois veterans' home.

Police: Officer fatally shot armed man in parking lot

Police fatally shot an armed man in the parking lot of a North Carolina fast-food restaurant after he ignored repeated requests to drop his weapon, the police chief said Monday. Protesters at the scene questioned whether police rushed into using fatal force.

New Mexico senator, conservationist won't run again in 2020

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020, opening a secure Democratic seat to competition and ending a chapter in a Western political dynasty built on environmental conservation.

The Latest: House chairs want full Mueller report by April 2

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Florida wrestles over felon voting rights restoration

Karen Leicht is a convicted felon from Miami and a self-described "cat lady" who wants to vote.

Pentagon: missile defense test succeeds in shootdown

In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a "salvo" intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in southern California.

Mueller's obstruction punt left question in Barr's hands

Special counsel Robert Mueller had two key questions before him: Did the Trump campaign collude with the Russian government during the 2016 election, and did President Donald Trump commit obstruction of justice? On the collusion question, Mueller provided an unambiguous "no." But on obstruction, he punted.

Kansas' new Democratic governor vetoes GOP tax relief bill

Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor.

Minnesota Senate backs hands-free phoning-while-driving bill

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill to require drivers to use hands-free devices when they want to use their cellphones on the road.