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Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether "this horror show" would actually aid in the conservation of any animal.

Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells results of 'tremendous' trip

If President Donald Trump's recent travels were as "tremendous" in their successes as he says, that's not apparent in the aftermath. That's the conclusion of an AP Fact Check examining his claims.

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars.

Bush administration alums rising in Trump's orbit

For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House shares one thing in common with his Republican predecessor's: People.

White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

The White House says it's willing to strike a health-care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump's top legislative priorities.

Closing arguments set for San Francisco pier killing

Attorneys are set to begin their final arguments Monday in the trial of Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate.


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.


Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on sign-ups.


WH: Trump not stumping for Moore due to discomfort with bid

President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of "discomfort" with the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women but isn't calling on the controversial judge to drop out of the race because the state's voters should decide, the White House says.


What if the general says 'no' to president's nuclear order?

It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war.


Accountability a question in Nevada school-choice program

Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program.


FBI report on black 'extremists' raises fears of targeting

An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.


World Cup bribes, death threats: Corrupt world of FIFA

Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out.The millions of dollars in "inducements" to secure…


FBI investigating after Border Patrol agent dies on duty

Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.


Nebraska's Keystone XL vote may not be a clear yes or no

Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp.


Keystone XL pipeline faces last major regulatory hurdle

A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state.


Simulator helps train Wisconsin law enforcement students

In the center of three large screens in front of police academy student Amelia Correa, an argument between a man and two women — one armed with a baseball bat — played out on a stretch of grass.