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Minn. House panel vote is first step in push to end Sunday liquor sales ban

Minnesotans trying to lift the state’s ban on Sunday liquor retailing were upbeat Tuesday after a House committee easily voted to repeal it.

Effort to undo state's Sunday liquor ban has gained steam in recent years, but success not yet assured

Dayton signs $500 million deal to protect rural waters

John Sorenson fished the Straight River in August as the mating dance of the hex mayflies drew brook trout to the surface. “It’s a treasure,” Sorenson said of the river near Park Rapids that’s threatened by development and agricultural pollution.

The highly anticipated state-federal deal will provide $350 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $150 million in state funds.

Father of man killed by police sues California department

The father of a mentally distressed black man shot and killed by police who thought he was armed sued the San Diego-area department on Tuesday.

Review board: Fatal police shooting of suspect was justified

A review board has determined a SWAT team officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio's capital city in 2015 was justified.

Secret Service settles racial discrimination lawsuit

The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in promotion practices by the agency that protects the president.

Health insurance customers hope for quick premium relief from Legislature

Minnesotans grappling with higher health premium costs seek prompt legislative relief.

North Texas police officer killed, suspect later found dead

A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.

MyPillow mogul denies report that he might run for Minn. governor
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Still a sliver of possibility, however.

Ellison says he won't attend Trump's inauguration
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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison will not attend the inauguration this week of Donald Trump, saying on Monday he will not “celebrate a man who…

California finishes safety review of wells after blowout

A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday.

Donald Trump assails as 'rigged' a new poll he doesn't like

"Apprentice" contestant files defamation lawsuit.

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Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter.

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.

Pence promises big investment in infrastructure

Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share "a commitment to engage with all of the world."

Wisconsin Democrats propose legalizing medical marijuana

Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are circulating a bill to legalize medical marijuana.

18 million may lose insurance after ACA repeal, CBO finds

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year and could increase the number of uninsured Americans to 32 million in 10 years, while causing insurance premiums to double over that time.

Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday.