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Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, walks past the media as he arrives for a House GOP Conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Top Democrats have rebuked Nunes for his secret meeting on the White House grounds to review intelligence related to surveillance involving President Trump�s team.

A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing was later canceled by the House intelligence committee chairman.

Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks about getting past last week's failure to pass a health care overhaul bill and rebuilding unity in the Republican Conference, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul. But he offered no timeline, and leaders haven't resolved how to overcome the deep GOP divisions that crumpled their legislation last week in a humiliating retreat for themselves and President Donald Trump.

White House sought to block Yates from testifying on Russia

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in 2016.

The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over asylum claims

A federal judge in Seattle has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants around the United States who may not have been told that they had a one-year deadline to apply for asylum.

Sean Spicer tells reporter to 'stop shaking your head'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a reporter to "stop shaking your head" during an exchange at his daily press briefing Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz running for governor

Democratic congressman from Mankato cites appeal outside the metro area.

Police: Bus shooting suspect says he feared other passenger

A police report says a man accused of killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker Las Vegas Strip transit bus told detectives he felt threatened by a man who sat near him and was trying to scare him with gunfire.


U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he's running for governor
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The Democratic congressman, who has represented southern Minnesota since his election in 2006, told the Rochester Post-Bulletin that he's running for governor.

Franken to vote against Gorsuch nomination
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As Democrats line up to oppose Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Sen. Al Franken is vowing to vote against Gorsuch and Sen. Amy Klobuchar appears to be leaning against him.


McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court

A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be confirmed next week regardless of the Democratic opposition.


Trump: 'Apprentice' contestant can't sue while I'm president

Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact.


Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is the latest member of Barack Obama's cabinet heading to the world of academia.


Austere Texas spending bill passes Senate amid budget woes

Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott under an austere spending bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate.


SEC asks Arkansas to exempt stadiums, arenas from gun law

The Southeastern Conference said Tuesday it wants Arkansas lawmakers to exempt college sporting events such as football games from a new law greatly expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, citing concerns about safety at its games.


AP FACT CHECK: Spicer says case closed on Russia. It's not

The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump's campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president's spokesman that it's case closed.


Senate votes to approve Montenegro's admission into NATO

Montenegro is set to become NATO's newest member after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tiny Balkan nation's entry into the alliance.


IRRRB names new management company for Giants Ridge resort

The ski and golf resort in Biwabik has struggled to turn a profit.


FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.


Minnesota wineries fight state law requiring homegrown grapes

Wineries claim the grape restriction severely limits business growth.