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5 GOP senators now opposing health care bill, enough to sink it

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP health care bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Legislative leaders, Gov. Mark Dayton agree to temporarily fund legislative operations

The Minnesota State Capitol is largely quiet in June, but a legal dispute continues between Republican legislative leaders and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.

Agreement between Dayton, GOP leaders extends legislative funding another 90 days

LA-area father arrested on suspicion of killing missing son

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the father of a 5-year-old who has been missing for two months has been arrested on suspicion of his son's murder.

US charges Guantanamo detainee with Bali, Jakarta bombings

A U.S. war court has charged an Indonesian detainee at Guantanamo Bay in connection with the 2002 bombing in Bali that marked Indonesia's deadliest terror strike.

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Wounded congressman Steve Scalise has been moved out of the intensive care unit.

Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has agreed to continue to fund the Minnesota Legislature until October, while lawmakers' lawsuit over his decision to cut their funding is pending.

Court reverses corruption counts in California city scandal

A state appeals court on Friday reversed five of 11 criminal counts against an official convicted in a scheme to bilk millions of dollars from a small California city.


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.

Minnesota amends its construction defect laws
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The new rules are expected to pave the way for more condominium and townhouse development


After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

Faced with a sweeping set of demands, Qatar insisted Friday it can indefinitely survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbors have taken to try to pressure it into compliance, even as a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze.


Charity website cites threats in removing hate group labels

A website that maintains a massive database of information about U.S. charities said Friday that it will remove warning labels flagging dozens of nonprofits as hate groups after threats directed at its staff.


Federal cuts could put states, cities on the line after disasters

Cuts to federal funding would force localities to save for disaster recovery.


The Latest: White House answers request with Trump tweet

The Latest on the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election(all times EDT):


Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.


Federal judge orders pretrial release of terror suspect

A federal judge in Denver on Friday ordered the release of a man who has been detained for 5½ years after being accused of providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization active in Afghanistan.


Crime novelist Don Winslow takes out ad assailing Trump

A leading crime novelist has a few words, and then some, for the Trump administration's plans for a new war on drugs.


Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback

Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare."


Report: CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chief

The CIA's director held a secret negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief earlier this year as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country five years ago, The New York Times reported Friday.


Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists.