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Rally at Minnesota Capitol calls out sexual harassment

Cynthia Miller, right, wiped away tears as many speakers talked about how they were sexually harassed in the past. She came to the protest with friend Cherste Eidman, center, and Eidman's two daughters Sophie 15, and Martha, 17.

In speeches, several women who serve at the Capitol who said they are frustrated by harassment and discrimination regularly encountered there.

Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

FILE -- White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump gather in the East Room of the White House before President Donald Trump signed a memo outlining a plan for privatizing the nation's air traffic control system, in Washington, June 5, 2017.

A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner pushed back Friday after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough

The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small.

Workplace disputes in Congress cost $17 million since 1997

The government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment, overtime pay disputes and other workplace violations filed by employees of Congress.

State Department defends reorganization, admits low morale

The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps. At the same time, it allowed that a lack of communication with employees about Tillerson's intent to reorganize the department had contributed to low morale.

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee, who face the prospect of investigating their peers:


Lawmaker dismayed at decision to shut down 35W this weekend
The Drive

Minnesota House Transportation Finance Chairman Paul Torkelson said he is disappointed the department is carrying on with the closure when as many as 200,000 people could be making their way into downtown Minneapolis.

Rep. Paulsen to friend, housemate Scalise: "Welcome back roomie"
Hot Dish Politics

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen welcomes his friend and housemate back, three months after Rep. Steve Scalise was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice.


Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."


Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women

Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular.


Senate's ethics panel could be busy next year

It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.


Trump administration takes a step toward closing PLO office

The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal.


Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.


Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself

Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes.


AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman.


Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters

A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies.


Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.


Police officer killed in Pennsylvania, gunman at large

An intense search is underway in western Pennsylvania for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer.