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Obama struggled to punish Russia for election assault

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President Obama exchange words after meeting in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5, 2016.

In political terms, Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy. And yet, because of the divergent ways Barack Obama and Donald Trump have handled the matter, Moscow appears unlikely to face proportionate consequences.

5 GOP senators now opposing health care bill, enough to sink it

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP health care bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

New plea hearing set for Ohio man accused of links to IS

A federal judge has rescheduled a plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of trying to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State group.

Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit

A federal judge ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing it of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.

Family recalls loving nature of Seattle mom killed by police

Charleena Lyles loved to sing and dance. She adored her four children. She always smiled, even when facing obstacles.

Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit

A judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing the company of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.

Legislative leaders, Gov. Mark Dayton agree to temporarily fund legislative operations

Legal fight between Dayton, GOP leaders headed to court but they agreed on 90-day funding.


Tevlin: Health care debate is 'legacy' of the times
Jon Tevlin

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Fifth District Democrat, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in the Third District, about the proposed changes to health care.

Minnesota amends its construction defect laws
Just Listed

The new rules are expected to pave the way for more condominium and townhouse development


Minnesota DACA recipients worry over White House's moves

Minnesota DACA recipients feel reassured yet still anxious after the Trump administration's announcement of keeping Obama-era program for children of immigrants.


Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care

Facing an enormous challenge in the Senate on health care, President Trump and his team are opting for a hands-off approach on legislation to dismantle the "Obamacare" law, instead putting their faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deliver a legacy-defining victory.


Melania Trump keeps DC entry low key as Barron draws interest

Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she hasn't been busy fulfilling her duties as first lady and first mom.


Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach.


Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum

The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project.


Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.


California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:


AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.


Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.