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Minneapolis DFL to move citywide convention to July 8

Mayor Betsy Hodges, pictured in 2016, and other candidates for city offices asked the Minneapolis DFL to move the convention date.

The new date would avoid conflicts with Ramadan and Twin Cities Pride.

Citizens League report hopes to break the transit 'logjam'

Sean Kershaw, executive director of the Citizens League

Ideas will be circulated at the legislature.

Minnesota parents lobby for kids at 'Dyslexia Day' at State Capitol

Families seek programs and state support for students struggling to read.

EPA head's emails with energy companies to be released

The Oklahoma attorney general's office says it has complied with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies.

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.

Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction, with rates on three-month bills declining, while rates on six-month bills rose to their highest level in more than eight years.

4 men being tried in second Oregon standoff trial

The federal prosecutors who failed to convict Ammon Bundy returned to court Tuesday to try four lesser-known men who followed Bundy's call to take a hard stand against the government and occupy a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.


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


Former Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansion

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018.


Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of "a cynical media witch hunt" on Tuesday as he spoke after resigning as an editor at Breitbart News.


Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says.


AP FACT CHECK: Were hands of Obama-era border agents tied?

Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in the last administration are difficult to square with the massive deportations of Barack Obama's presidency.


Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

A Missouri native who said he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack that would cause many deaths and injuries is charged with helping plan a Presidents Day attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City, federal officials said Tuesday.


Lieutenant governor gets resignation letter _ from husband

New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation — from her husband.


More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador's cause of death

Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died at a hospital.


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.


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…


States that have gone decades without a lawmaker pay raise

Most state legislatures have at least some control over setting their own salaries, though many haven't raised it for years.