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Franken, Klobuchar to vote to override Obama veto on terrorism lawsuits

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, left, and Sen. Al Franken.

Klobuchar, Franken plan to join veto override on Saudi bill.

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend

FILE - In tis June 21, 2016, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, listen to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday, Sept. 27, for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. The aim is to see if Republicans will relent and add money to help Flint, Mich., with its water crisis — and get Capitol Hill off a collision course that could lead to a government shutdown this weekend.

A must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus is stalled in the Senate, held up by bipartisan opposition as the clock ticks toward a Friday deadline.

Tracking presidential polls in Minnesota

See how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have fared in every major survey of Minnesota voters since the beginning of the campaign in our presidential poll tracker.

Yellen likely to face questions about Wells Fargo

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been in the hot seat over the central bank's interest-rate policy, now has another headache: Wells Fargo.

World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace

Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Shimon Peres early Wednesday, praising him as a patriot, visionary statesman and man of principle who was deeply committed to pursuing peace in a region that has mostly eluded it.

Filmmaker Michael Moore says theater won't allow his show

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore says he's not allowed to perform a one-man show about the presidential race at a central Ohio theater because officials there consider him too controversial.

9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug.


Lester Holt keeps cool in hot-tempered Clinton-Trump debate
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The NBC anchor was a largely benevolent sheriff in high-profile political showdown.

Signs can go wild during election season

If you were waiting to put up 50-foot billboards in your yard proclaiming the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials, your moment has arrived. Election season means…


In Iowa, strong feelings about debate's victory

– Iowans in the capital of this battleground state watched the first presidential debate with the intensity of fans at a Super…


Across the globe, mixed verdicts on presidential debate

– Asked what he thought of the U.S. presidential debate as he walked to work through the streets of Cairo’s Zamalek neighborhood, Raffik…


Trump sniffles at debate, and the internet plays doctor

When President Obama sparred with Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential debates, hundreds of thousands of memes were spawned from the mentions of “binders full…


Does Trump not pay taxes? He made it sound that way

We still don’t know what Donald Trump’s tax returns show, because he still hasn’t released them. So it wasn’t unexpected that Hillary Clinton floated multiple…


How Trump fumbled with rambling 'birther' answer

– The moment when Donald Trump’s fortunes turned sharply south in the first presidential debate began like any other moment in his…


Who won the debate? Commentators weigh in

In the first showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presidential candidates exchanged blows on trade and foreign policy, called each other racist and…


Trump goes on attack, defends remarks about pageant winner

Just hours after his first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump lashed out at the debate moderator, complained about his microphone and threatened to make Bill Clinton's marital infidelity a campaign issue.


US probing possible worker abuse by Wells Fargo

The U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals.


Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, target of Trump attacks, has her say

She said her former boss "behaved like a tyrant," contributed to her eating disorder and did not pay her what she was due.


The key takeaways from the presidential debate

Some debates seem to transform the fundamentals of a political campaign. The first clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was not one of those…