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Trump's immigration views cast shadow on Virginia race

President Donald Trump's hardline position on immigration is casting a long shadow over Virginia's race for governor, with candidates in both parties adjusting their focus to more closely match or oppose the president.

Trump weighs White House overhaul

FILE -- President Donald Trump, with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, walking through the colonnade to the Oval Office in Washington, March 17, 2017. Trump headed home on May 27 from his first overseas trip as president to face reports that Kushner, his son-in-law, is under scrutiny in inquiries into possible ties between Russia and associates of Trump.

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

University of California to end lavish spending on dinners

The University of California has announced it will no longer pay for the meals of its governing board after a newspaper reported lavish spending on dinners.

Merkel's European wake-up call is being answered in the Nordics

Nations boosting military, economic cooperation.

The Latest: New York man charged in fatal parking dispute

The Latest on two fatal shootings in Miami Beach (all times local):

Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor fallen military

Americans marched in Memorial Day parades Monday and came together in solemn ceremonies to pay their respects to those killed in service to the country.

80,000 U.S. service members remain missing in action

Bernie O. Aaberg, an Army private from Minnesota who went missing in the Philippines during World War II, has the distinctions of being, alphabetically, the first member on the U.S. military's list of those missing in action.


Morning Hot Dish: Labor's revenge
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Another delay for Minnesota United's stadium tax breaks
The United Beat

While a bill including the exemptions passed the House on Tuesday evening, it didn't make it out of a special session Wednesday morning.


On St. Louis River, massive cleanup project now in doubt

Proposed cut to Great Lakes fund comes at delicate time for St. Louis River.


New York man charged in fatal parking argument in Florida

An argument over a parking space in a crowded tourist district escalated into two fatal shootings, including one involving police officers, Florida authorities said Monday.


Police: Suspect killed in North Carolina had stolen gun

A burglary suspect killed by a police officer in North Carolina fired a stolen gun when he was finally cornered about three hours after officers first saw him running from a home in a suburban neighborhood, authorities said.


Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.


The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Memorial Day observance (all times local):


AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.


Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over.


Zealous prosecutor leading review of violent crime in cities

A zealous prosecutor who was crucial in writing the Justice Department's new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes, marijuana and the ways law enforcement seizes suspects' cash and property.


The Latest: Republican says shooting threat was self-defense

The Latest on a protest at the Texas state Capitol over a new law that compels local police to enforce federal immigration law (all times local):


A sampling of VA drug-theft prosecutions

sometimes to the harm of patients.