McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill

McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill

For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan?

Trump's immigration views cast shadow on Virginia race

May 29
President Donald Trump's hardline position on immigration is casting a long shadow over Virginia's race for governor, with candidates in both parties adjusting their focus to more closely match or oppose the president.

Trump weighs White House overhaul

May 28
President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan?
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Virginia man who joined Islamic State now facing trial in US

To the Kurdish peshmerga forces patrolling northern Iraq in March 2016, Mohamad Khweis looked for all the world like an Islamic State suicide bomber. They certainly didn't peg him as a bus driver from the wealthy suburbs of Washington, D.C.
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Tough-on-crime official eyes other policies on DOJ agenda

A zealous prosecutor who was crucial in writing the Justice Department's new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes, marijuana and the ways law enforcement seizes suspects' cash and property.
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2:45am

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

President Donald Trump expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.
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2:45am

Oregon's first immigrant Latina lawmaker makes an impact

Teresa Alonso Leon envisioned a better life in a promised land when she was brought from Mexico to America as a young girl. Instead, her family wound up in an unheated house in Oregon with no indoor plumbing, eking out a living by picking strawberries.
National
2:00am

Significant dates in life of ex-Panamanian dictator Noriega

Significant events in life of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega:— Feb. 11, 1934: Born in Panama City. Grows up in low-income El Chorrillo neighborhood with…
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12:41am

On St. Louis River, massive cleanup project now in doubt

Proposed cut to Great Lakes fund comes at delicate time for St. Louis River.
National
12:25am

The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Memorial Day observance (all times local):
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12:20am

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over.
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12:15am

Key figures in trial of officer who killed Philando Castile

A Minnesota police officer goes on trial this week in the killing of a black motorist that drew additional attention when video of the shooting's aftermath was streamed live on Facebook.
National
May 29

Venezuela exiles hound and shame socialist officials abroad

Javier Fungairino was eating breakfast with his son at a bakery one recent morning when he noticed a familiar face at a nearby table: a former minister of Venezuela's socialist government whose presence reminded him of the pain he suffered when he left his homeland for Miami three years ago.
National
May 29

University of California to end lavish spending on dinners

The University of California has announced it will no longer pay for the meals of its governing board after a newspaper reported lavish spending on dinners.
Local
May 29
Paul Sersha, bottom left, 97, and his son, Tom, back, watched as a Minnesota Army National Guard Honor Guard carried a casket with the remains of Paul's brother, John P. Sersha, from a passenger jet to a hearse during a planeside honors ceremony on May 24. Sersha, who was from the Iron Range, went missing in action during World War II.

80,000 U.S. service members remain missing in action

Bernie O. Aaberg, an Army private from Minnesota who went missing in the Philippines during World War II, has the distinctions of being, alphabetically, the first member on the U.S. military's list of those missing in action.
World
May 29

Merkel's European wake-up call is being answered in the Nordics

Nations boosting military, economic cooperation.
National
May 29

New York man charged in fatal parking argument in Florida

An argument over a parking space in a crowded tourist district escalated into two fatal shootings, including one involving police officers, Florida authorities said Monday.
National
May 29

The Latest: New York man charged in fatal parking dispute

The Latest on two fatal shootings in Miami Beach (all times local):
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May 29

Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor fallen military

Americans marched in Memorial Day parades Monday and came together in solemn ceremonies to pay their respects to those killed in service to the country.
National
May 29

Police: Suspect killed in North Carolina had stolen gun

A burglary suspect killed by a police officer in North Carolina fired a stolen gun when he was finally cornered about three hours after officers first saw him running from a home in a suburban neighborhood, authorities said.
National
May 29
President Donald Trump participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Va.

Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.
National
May 29

AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.