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Trump picks military strategist as national security adviser

President Donald Trump shook hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster on Monday at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

President Trump picked Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a widely respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser on Monday, calling him "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

GOP lawmakers seek to divert SW light rail money to roads

Riders take the light-rail during morning rush hour in 2011. DAVID JOLES djoles@startribune.com

Some lawmakers want $929 M in federal funds for Southwest line to be used on roads, bridges.

State lawmakers fear backlash from giving themselves a raise

Want to complain to your legislators about wage stagnation? Chances are they've gone just as long — maybe longer — without a raise.

Trump praises new African American museum during first visit

President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History on Tuesday.

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

Federal officials say a Missouri man is charged with helping to plan what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City.

Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, a move driven by a court challenge from gay rights groups.

Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism

President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them.


Dayton: Using National Guard for immigration roundups would be "concerning"
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The governor said he would advise the Trump administration against using Guard troops in Minnesota, if ordered.

Gov. Dayton signs off on $35M in new state loans for farmers
Hot Dish Politics

The bill extends the bonding authority of the state's Rural Finance Authority.


Questions immigrants must answer to become citizens

Immigrants who want to become citizens must go through a long list of requirements, including passing a 10-question civics test.Here are some sample questions:1. What…


Death of Russian ambassador to UN needs to be studied more

The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital.


Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and men.


Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?

Immigrant advocates say they've seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel.


Trump outlines sweeping deportations of immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security is directed to begin the process of hiring 10,000 new immigration and customs agents and expanding the number of detention facilities.


Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

Examining a tragic shooting death on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday puzzled over the rights of foreigners to sue in American courts.


The Latest: Spicer talks about anti-Muslim groups, terrorism

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Lawsuit: Black cop told to style hair like white officer's

A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her hair like a white officer's.


The Latest: Bill attempts to improve DOT reporting

The Latest on Audit Committee hearing on Wisconsin Department of Transportation (all times local):


Deal reached over unfinished development tied to Trump aide

The remaining condo owner in a failed New Jersey waterfront development has reached an undisclosed settlement with a New York-based real estate company tied to Republican President Donald Trump's son-in-law.