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New U.S. strategy: ISIS forces 'do not survive the fight'

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stands in front of a map of Syria and Iraq, while speaking to the media about the Islamic State group, Friday, May 19, 2017, at the Pentagon.

Dems try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority

Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight — for majority control of the House.

End to 'temporary' status for US migrants feared under Trump

Nancy Vasquez left the turmoil in her native El Salvador behind and moved to the U.S., where she was able to support her family, buy a house and start a food-truck business catering to workers on the outskirts of Washington thanks to a "temporary" residency permit that has lasted for nearly 20 years.

Home again, Trump gets right back on Twitter

Government: Judge postpones trial of Chinese billionaire

The trial of a Chinese billionaire charged in a United Nations bribery case will not begin Tuesday after all, prosecutors said Sunday.

JFK's last birthday: Gifts, champagne and wandering hands on the presidential yacht

Texas OKs upping combative board of ed's textbook veto power

The Texas Legislature has approved giving the state's often-combative Board of Education broader veto power over textbooks used across the state.


Morning Hot Dish: Labor's revenge
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Another delay for Minnesota United's stadium tax breaks
The United Beat

While a bill including the exemptions passed the House on Tuesday evening, it didn't make it out of a special session Wednesday morning.


Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump's son-in-law may need to be revoked.


The Latest: Trump says he favors more money for health care

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):


Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant.


Top Brazilian musicians join in calling for a new president

To the sound of Brazilian popular music, thousands of protesters took over Copacabana Beach on Sunday to demand a presidential election as pressure mounted on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations.


Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps up

Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people caught in a clash between mainstream Republicans and the most conservative wing of the party that dominates politics in the nation's second-largest state.


Minn. Historical Society losing its preservation authority

Gov. Mark Dayton has succeeded in stripping the Minnesota Historical Society of its statutory authority as the state's preservation office, thanks to an omnibus bill passed by the House and Senate that awaits his signature.


Police: Officer shoots, kills burglary suspect in N Carolina

A burglary suspect spotted sneaking into a suburban North Carolina home in the middle of the night was fatally shot by a police officer early Sunday, authorities said.


Correction: Trump-Budget-Arctic Refuge-Q&A CORRECTIVE story

In a story May 27 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 2,300 square miles (5,957 square kilometers.) The refuge covers about 30,000 square miles (about 78,000 square kilometers).


Biden says New Jersey race is country's most important

Former Vice President Joe Biden offered praise for Phil Murphy at an appearance with New Jersey's Democratic gubernatorial front-runner Sunday, calling the off-year election the most important in the country over the next three years.


The Latest: Proposed laptop ban on flights may expand

The Latest on a proposed ban on laptops from passenger cabins of international flights (all times local):