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Changes to sexual harassment policy proposed in Minnesota House

The Minnesota State Capitol.

The speedy investigative process, proposed by Republicans and DFLers, would allow confidentiality for accusers.

Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, hatless and wearing sunglasses, looks at ancient native ruins in Bears Ears National Monument, Utah.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans have escalated their feud with Patagonia after the outdoor retailer told Americans that President Donald Trump "stole your land" in his move to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments.

Sessions to detail efforts to combat notorious street gang

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the new chief of Homeland Security will use Baltimore as a backdrop to talk about efforts to combat a notorious gang with law enforcement and immigration actions.

Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks.

5 things to watch in Alabama's high stakes Senate race

As Alabama votes to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the choice between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones has taken on outsized significance. Moore has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers, dividing the GOP and giving Democrats hope of picking up a seat in a reliably red state. Here is what to look for in Tuesday night's results:

Dems divided on when to fight over fate of young immigrants

For Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a passionate, liberal Democrat of Puerto Rican descent, there is no more important issue in the year-end budget showdown than protecting from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children — and who have only known America as their home.


Tevlin: Sexual harassment purge turns 'Giant of Senate' Al Franken into a ghost
Jon Tevlin

The Giant of the Senate, as Franken jokingly referred to himself in his latest book, is now the Ghost of the Senate.

Sexual harassment shielded by secrecy at Minnesota Capitol

The sexual harassment scandal has brought new attention to the different disclosure practices that apply to Minnesota institutions.


After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams 'chain migration'

A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration.


Admin says big revenue from GOP tax plan; analysts less rosy

The Republican tax plan will deliver a swift adrenaline shot to the economy that will send hundreds of billions pouring into federal tax coffers, the Trump administration asserts in a new analysis. But nonpartisan analysts make a less rosy projection of new revenue from the tax legislation now before Congress.


Alabama foes make final push before big Senate vote

Facing voters at last after the year's most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival Doug Jones, hoping to become the state's first Democratic senator in two decades, declared their race was Alabama's referendum on "who we are and what we're going to tell our daughters."


Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017: 'Feminism'

This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism."


Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rules

The arrest of a Bangladeshi immigrant accused of making a homemade pipe bomb and setting it off in the New York subway system has led to discussion of the nation's immigration system, with President Donald Trump repeating his refrain that it needs to be overhauled in favor of more restrictions.


Detained by US, Mexican journalist fears death if deported

Advocates for a Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas facility asked the U.S. government to grant him asylum instead of deporting him to a country where he believes he'll be killed.


Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery.


The Latest: Moore's wife: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew'

The Latest on the Alabama Senate race (all times local):


Can Minnesota's government go green, and save big?

Gov. Dayton ordered all state agencies to hit aggressive and specific environmental goals in the next decade and a half.


Oklahoma college board member chided for anti-gay comments

A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.