Doug Jones beat back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite sexual misconduct allegations.
Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate rate to a level slightly higher than what businesses and conservatives wanted.
Senator says president's tweet is a "sexist smear."
An Army soldier has died from severe injuries he suffered during "live fire" training at Fort Stewart.
An Ohio appeals court has ordered a judge to release jury questionnaires used for the second trial of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
The Chicago City Council has approved a $31 million settlement to be shared by four men who each spent more than a decade in prison for the rape and murder of a prostitute before being exonerated by DNA evidence.
Florida officials say the number of Cubans registering for government assistance dropped dramatically after a longstanding migration policy ended in January.
Former Vice President Joe Biden consoled the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father's cancer on ABC's "The View."
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The Giant of the Senate, as Franken jokingly referred to himself in his latest book, is now the Ghost of the Senate.
The sexual harassment scandal has brought new attention to the different disclosure practices that apply to Minnesota institutions.
GOP Sen. Michelle Fischbach says she'll keep seat in Senate; Dayton administration disagrees
U.S. stocks moved higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, driven by gains in industrial and health care companies. Banks lagged the most. Energy stocks also fell…
The woman who will be Minnesota's next U.S. senator is a largely behind-the-scenes player who came to elected office late in her career and passed up a major shot at power just a few months ago.
The trailing candidate in Atlanta's mayoral election runoff has requested a recount after the certified results showed her opponent winning by less than 1 percent.
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House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses, give many Americans modest cuts and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump.
Sen. Al Franken, facing accusations of sexual harassment, said last week that he would resign "in the coming weeks." Smith would be up for election next November.
A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his longtime and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 special election.
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