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Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves U.S. District Court after his latest hearing in the criminal contempt-of-court case against him for violating a judge's orders in a racial profiling case in Phoenix. Opening statements in Arpaio's trail are set to begin on Monday, June 26. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure.

Sanders responds to ongoing fraud probe into wife's 2010 bank loan

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane Sanders, wave after a campaign rally Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.

Lawyer awaits probe of St. Louis cop-on-cop shooting

An attorney for a union that represents black St. Louis police officers says a black officer who was off-duty when he was mistakenly shot by a white colleague is willing to wait for the findings of an investigation into whether race played a role.

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon.

Wisconsin lawmakers consider introducing highway tolling

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering introducing highway tolling in the state as part of the next state budget.

Judge considering national freeze on Iraqi deportations

Lawyers for Detroit-area Iraqi nationals who fear they could be tortured or killed if they're kicked out of the U.S. asked a judge on Monday to extend his freeze on their deportations to all Iraqis who have been ordered to leave the country.

Franken tells Burnsville forum: GOP bill isn't about health care

At the forum, citizens spoke emotionally about what Medicaid has meant for their health care.


Big ideas for open government fall short at Legislature

Transparency advocates had grand plans for improving public access to government information in Minnesota this legislative session. One proposal would have stopped the mass…

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.


Rabbi, several others arrested in public benefits fraud case

A New Jersey rabbi and his wife and three other couples defrauded state and federal public assistance programs out of more than $1 million by underreporting their incomes, according to criminal complaints released Monday.


The Latest: Group to target Senate GOP health bill holdouts

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times local):


Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary

President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.


Dayton, legislative leaders make cases over funding

A Minnesota judge is considering whether Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of the Legislature's funding was unconstitutional.


Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect, a victory for Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.


The Latest: Trump calls decision national security victory

The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on the Trump administration's travel ban (all times local):


What's happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would advance their agenda. At the top of the list: a gun-owner's ability to bring a legal weapon across any state lines, a policy known as reciprocity.


South Carolina officer shoots and kills robbery suspect

A South Carolina police officer has shot and killed an armed robbery suspect.


GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar.


Correction: Interior Secretary Homecoming story

In a story June 23 about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's return to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Western Values Project's ad campaign was created for the Western Governors' Association. The ad campaign will coincide with the association's annual conference, but is independent of the association.