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Trial begins of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration actions

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)

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

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.

For Trump and the Republican Party, it's still complicated

For President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, it's still complicated.

Federal review debunks Georgia election hack accusation

The Department of Homeland Security says allegations that the federal government tried to hack Georgia's election systems are unfounded.

White House does not plan Ramadan event

Breaking with recent White House tradition, President Donald Trump has opted not to host an event marking Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

US does not need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency does not need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon, but the ruling did not specify whether those subpoenas would violate constitutional protections.

Town limits councilman's broadcast of taps over loudspeaker

A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity.


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.


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.


The Latest: Trump hails India's Modi for boosting economy

The Latest on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Donald Trump (all times EDT):


Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states.


Judge hears arguments over funding for the Legislature

A Minnesota judge is considering whether Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of funding for operation of the Legislature was unconstitutional as a bitter legal dispute headed for its first court appearance Monday.


The Latest: Attorney forced to testify against Joe Arpaio

The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):


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.


Police officer fatally shoots suspect; family wants video

The family of a man killed by an officer working for a South Carolina police department that received heavy scrutiny in a fatal shooting two years ago wants any video of the latest shooting released soon.


California's giant water tunnels win first crucial approval

U.S. wildlife officials gave crucial first approval Monday to California Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to build two massive tunnels that would re-engineer the water system in the nation's most populous state.


The Latest: DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local):


President's media strategy creating friction

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefing with reporters created friction on Monday, with CNN's Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump's chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras were ordered off.