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Clinton calls Trump's budget a mean-spirited 'con'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the commencement address at Wellesley College, Friday, May 26, 2017 in Wellesley, Mass. Clinton graduated from the school in 1969.

Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con."

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Greg Gianforte celebrates his win over Rob Quist for the open congressional seat at the Hilton Garden Inn, Thursday night, May 25, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont.

Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP candidate, facing last-minute assault charges, held onto Montana's sole House seat.

Report: After Pulse massacre, police training needs changes

As a law enforcement foundation reviews how the Orlando Police Department responded to a 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub, the organization's staffers say in a paper that police training and protocols may need to change.

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.

Judge blocks construction of airstrip by actor Bruce Willis

A judge has blocked actor Bruce Willis' plan to build a private airstrip in central Idaho.

Pollster pioneer Bendixen has died in Miami

Sergio Bendixen, a pioneer in public opinion polling of Latinos who also was the first Hispanic to run a U.S. presidential campaign, has died.

Soldier from Georgia killed when vehicle rolls over in Syria

U.S. military officials say a soldier from Georgia has been killed in a vehicle crash in Syria.


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Another delay for Minnesota United's stadium tax breaks
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While a bill including the exemptions passed the House on Tuesday evening, it didn't make it out of a special session Wednesday morning.


Wayne Simoneau, legislator and finance commissioner who worked across the aisles, dies at 82

Simoneau made it his life's work to serve the people of Minnesota and was humbled by the honor of doing so, his friends, family and colleagues said.


2 officers suffer minor injuries in South Carolina shooting

Authorities say two police officers are recovering from minor injuries after they were shot chasing a driver who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina.


Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

Well before he went to the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.


Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:


AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.


AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his mistold NATO tales

It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. That respite may have come to a close, though, as he wrapped up his foreign trip with yet another mistold tale about NATO.


What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth

Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.


Poor land deals pushed Dallas pension fund toward insolvency

Failed land-development deals in Idaho and Colorado have cost the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System approximately $100 million, officials for the system say.


Retired Wisconsin police dog receives wheelchair

A retired police dog who suffers from a genetic condition that's left him unable to use his back legs is enjoying mobility once more thanks to the generosity of strangers.