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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.

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.

Session implodes at midnight over roads and public works

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Compromise eludes lawmakers as session deadline passes.

The Latest: Lynch says Fayetteville police join reform trend

The Latest on U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's visit to highlight her agency's recommendations to the Fayetteville Police Department and the reforms officers have implemented (all times local):


Captain of El Faro sister ship: Master had solid storm plan

The captain of the sunken freighter El Faro's sister vessel says he believes the master of the doomed ship had a "solid plan" to deal with a hurricane that had sprung up quickly.


Police: California officer wounds teen pointing replica gun

A California police officer shot and injured a suicidal 15-year-old boy who pointed a replica handgun at him, authorities said Tuesday.


NYC proposes rules to put the brakes on sleepy taxi drivers

Cabbies will have to pull over after driving 12 hours in any 24-hour period under rules proposed by New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission.


Daughter seeks US help over missing Hong Kong publisher

The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago has appeared before a U.S. congressional commission urging Washington's help to win his release.


Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita

Agribusiness giant Cargill said Tuesday it will keep its protein operations in Wichita, Kansas, and search for a new facility to house them.


Judge: Law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional

A law trimming early voting in swing-state Ohio is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Here is where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press…


Wisconsin employers may see drop in unemployment taxes

Wisconsin employers could see another drop in unemployment insurance taxes in 2017 due to an improved economy and employer-friendly changes in the system.


Detroit man cleared of attempted murder in shooting of judge

A man accused of shooting a federal judge outside a Detroit house has been acquitted of attempted murder.


Another suit accuses VA physician assistant of sexual abuse

A veteran who served in Iraq is the latest person to file a lawsuit accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse.


Ferguson city attorney to resign, commends leaders' 'grace'

Ferguson's city attorney has announced plans to step down, just a few weeks after the St. Louis suburb engulfed in racial unrest since Michael Brown's 2014 death announced they were replacing her as local prosecutor.


Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal

Nearly two dozen engineering and physics professors weighed in Tuesday with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for "Deflategate."


Key Walker supporter serving on Trump committee

Two of Gov. Scott Walker's major supporters are serving on a committee created to support Donald Trump.


Republicans aim to block stricter rule on retirement savings

Republicans controlling the Senate are moving to block new Obama administration rules that require financial professionals to put their client's best interest first when giving advice on retirement investments like individual retirement accounts.