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Despite all-night session, legislators miss another deadline

Sen. David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm, had a big stretch at 6:59 a.m. as the Senate reached its planned special session adjournment deadline with major bills still unresolved.

Minnesota lawmakers are scrambling to pass a budget in a special session, but they failed to finish their work by their agreed-upon 7 a.m. deadline today.

$4.1 trillion Trump budget plan would reshape aid to Minnesota

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney held up a copy of President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.

The proposal also excludes further federal funding for the $1.9 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project. Its first hearing is Wednesday before the House Budget Committee, which includes U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn.

Grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting of judge

A grand jury has formally indicted a Chicago man charged in the fatal shooting of a Cook County judge last month.

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there are no free spots for her at the state's psychiatric hospitals.

Philadelphia police to move into former newspaper building

Philadelphia has announced plans to relocate its police headquarters to the former home of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.

US charges 7 with stealing trade secrets for Chinese company

U.S. prosecutors say a Chinese company paid Houston-based employees of an engineering company to steal formulas on a type of foam used in offshore drilling.

Budget office: 23 million more to be uninsured with GOP health bill

That 10-year figure is slightly less than originally estimated. It would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected in late March.


Another delay for Minnesota United's stadium tax breaks
The United Beat

While a bill including the exemptions passed the House on Tuesday evening, it didn't make it out of a special session Wednesday morning.

Mail call: Transit advocates will deliver pro-transit postcards to Gov. Dayton
The Drive

Transportation advocates plan to deliver thousands of post cards to the governor, each with a message decrying proposed cuts to transit service and raising objections to possible fare increases.


House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

The health care bill Republicans have pushed through the House would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. The GOP bill would lower average premiums, but in part that would be because coverage would typically be skimpier.


McAuliffe pardons mother detained by immigration officials

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pardoned a minor driving offense committed years ago by an immigrant mother of two, saying he hopes it will help prevent her deportation.


Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents

Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice…


The Latest: Report says bill would cut deficit by $119b

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The Latest: Lawmakers critical of cuts in security grants

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Ohio officer's attorneys seek dismissal of case

Attorneys for a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist Wednesday asked an Ohio judge to dismiss the charges on the eve of his murder retrial, claiming the county prosecutor violated a gag order.


Top education official resigns over disagreement with boss

A senior Education Department official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned ahead of a House hearing, the government said Wednesday.


Justice watchdog says DEA botched deadly Honduras missions

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration misled the public, Congress and Justice Department officials about an aggressive yet poorly planned strategy that led to a series of deadly confrontations involving agents in Honduras, government watchdogs wrote in a scathing report released Wednesday.


Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math

President Donald Trump's budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan's deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies and food stamps.