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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.

Wisconsin transportation officials to discuss audit

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are facing lawmakers publicly to answer questions about a highly critical audit that discovered massive cost overruns on major projects and numbers other problems.

The Latest: Autopsy to be performed on Russian UN ambassador

The Latest on the sudden death of the Russian ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):

Judge allows environmentalists to intervene in mine lawsuit

A federal judge has approved an environmental group's request to intervene in a lawsuit over mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota.

The Latest: Autopsy to be performed on Russian UN ambassador

The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):

Germany's Merkel calls PSA group CEO over Opel takeover

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the chief executive of PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, to discuss its potential takeover of General Motors' German subsidiary.


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.


'Abortion reversal' bill clears Indiana panel for 2nd time

An Indiana House panel on Tuesday approved an amended version of a measure that would require abortion providers to give women considering drug-induced abortions information on stopping the procedure midway through — even though that process is scientifically disputed.


Defense cites Stand Your Ground law in theater shooting case

A Florida judge is hearing evidence to determine whether a retired police officer acted in self-defense when he shot a man in a movie theater in 2014.


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

The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.


EU tries to keep multinationals from using tax loopholes

European Union finance ministers agreed Tuesday to roll out further measures to prevent multinational companies from exploiting differences in tax rates between countries in the 28-country EU and those outside the bloc.


Trump: Threats against Jewish centers 'horrible and painful'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers. He said they are a "very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil."


Massachusetts police end visits to schools to greet kids

A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to greet and high-five students has been ended because some people complained.


Bill would bring Tubman statue to US Capitol Building

Maryland's U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation to bring a statue of Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol Building.


Trump visits National Museum of African American History and Culture

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump paid a visit Tuesday to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, in a nod to a…


Trump urges fight against hatred, anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump says that he will fight to end bigotry, hatred and anti-Semitism following a series of threats against Jewish community centers across the country.


Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.