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US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies to the House Intelligence Committee task force on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as part of the Russia investigation.

U.S. officials sought Wednesday to underscore for lawmakers the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, outlining efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states and to fill the internet with misinformation during a divisive campaign season.

Death of a Twin Cities transit board means counties control their own funding

The Counties Transit Improvement Board, or CTIB, has had a presence on the side of every LRT car. Now the board is on its way out of existence in October.

It's the result of CTIB's vote to dissolve itself by Oct. 1.

Americans and guns: It's really complicated, survey shows

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

Wisconsin Supreme Court continues deliberations behind doors

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to continue keeping its deliberations behind closed doors.

Ryan says House wants to move on Iran, Russia sanctions bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill to hit Iran and Russia with sanctions. He says work is underway to resolve a procedural snag.

Therapy dog brings stress relief to Appleton officers

The Appleton Police Department's new method of dealing with job stress has four legs and a lot of fur.

The Latest: Hearing underway for Buffalo school board member

The Latest on a state Education Department hearing for a former candidate for New York governor who is accused of disclosing confidential board of education business in Buffalo (all times local):


Tevlin: Health care debate is 'legacy' of the times
Jon Tevlin

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Fifth District Democrat, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in the Third District, about the proposed changes to health care.

Minnesota amends its construction defect laws
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The new rules are expected to pave the way for more condominium and townhouse development


Man arrested in 'pizzagate' incident in DC to be sentenced

A North Carolina man who walked into a District of Columbia pizza restaurant with an assault rifle to investigate internet rumors dubbed "pizzagate" is scheduled to be sentenced.


Senate GOP health bill would cut Medicaid, erase raft of tax increases

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.


The Latest: Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

The Latest on Democrats and their highest-ranking officeholder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California (all times local):


The Latest: Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan

The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):


Full text of the Senate health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday released a draft of the Senate health care bill that would repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act.


Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country.


Judge: Public can see videos of inmates being pepper-sprayed

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the public is entitled to see videos of juvenile inmates being pepper sprayed at Wisconsin's troubled youth prisons, which were expected to be shown during a court hearing challenging the use of that disciplinary practice and others.


Imprisoned ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a 3 1/2 year prison sentence for a former CIA officer found guilty of leaking government secrets to a reporter.


Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is getting a street named in his honor in Boston, joining the bridge already named after him in the city.


After outcry, an LGBT survey question is restored by HHS

A question on sexuality slated for deletion from a federal survey has been restored, officials said Thursday, responding to an outcry from LGBT advocates who said the Trump administration was trying to erase data on their community.