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Nolan tries again for constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions

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Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota will once again offer a constitutional amendment that would keep corporations and labor unions from making unlimited contributions to political campaigns.

The pre-midnight special: Bill runner a key player in last-minute frenzy

The man hand-delivering legislation from chamber to chamber had to race across street due to construction.

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sends stern letter to Perpich Center for Arts Education

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Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sent a letter to the executive director of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, urging her to hand over information his office is seeking, or face sanction.

Dayton promises quick review of budget, tax bills; noncommittal to special session

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Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday criticized the "disappointing" end of session, which collapsed in the final hours over transportation and bonding.

Feds to crack down on guns at Atlanta airport checkpoints

Starting next month, anyone who accidently brings a gun to the security checkpoint at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will not be protected by a state law and could instead be facing up to a year in jail and a $100,000 fine.


Last Call: Bars may close earlier at South Carolina beaches

It seems that last call may be coming earlier at bars and nightspots in communities in the Myrtle Beach area, the heart of South Carolina's $19 billion tourism industry.


GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is among 10 Republican governors urging the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy in combatting cellphone use by inmates who have them illegally in prison.


Attorney general to visit North Carolina, laud police effort

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is encouraging a North Carolina police department's efforts to become more community-friendly.


The Latest: Bill Cosby is in courthouse for key hearing

The Latest on Bill Cosby's preliminary hearing in his Pennsylvania sex-assault case (all times local):


'Grey's Anatomy' actor helps produce BET documentary

Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET's documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule capturing the conditions that led to the group's formation.


Florida doctor sentenced to 25 years in 3 pill mill deaths

A federal judge in Tampa has sentenced a 76-year-old doctor to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic.


Defendant pleads guilty in stock, money-laundering scheme

Federal prosecutors in New York say a Belize resident has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for helping clients profit off illegal stock trades and then laundering more than $250 million.


Judge rejects Menominee's hemp arguments

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Menominee Indian Tribe which sought protection for industrial hemp.


Beyonce fans evacuate stadium due to storm threat

The threat of severe weather temporarily forced Beyonce fans to evacuate an outdoor stadium in Minneapolis just before the concert was scheduled to start.


Yale commencement includes first ROTC graduates since 70s

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter handed out commissions to the Yale's first ROTC graduating class in more than four decades.


Clinton campaign declines invitation to California debate

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state's June 7 primary.


Native groups protest planned French auction of artifacts

Federal officials and tribal leaders are holding what they describe as an emergency meeting to protest plans by a French auction house to sell artifacts that the tribes consider sacred.


Volkswagen to provide update on emissions settlement talks

A federal judge is set to get an update on ongoing settlement talks in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal after announcing a tentative deal last month for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S.


Alabama House speaker's trial on ethics charges to start

The speaker of Alabama's House of Representatives is going on trial on felony charges that could result in his removal from office.