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Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

Immigrant rights activists chanted and held signs at the start of the Minneapolis City Council meeting to draw attention to a 13-point "Sanctuary Platform" Wednesday morning.

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Trump golf course reimbursed President Trump's charity amid probe of the foundation

In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington.

The charity confirmed in its new filing what Trump said last December — that he plans to shut down the foundation once the N.Y. attorney general's probe is complete.

Staff had warned anti-LGBT lawmaker about affairs with men

A legislative Republican spokesman says officials confronted a conservative Christian, anti-LGBT Ohio lawmaker months before his resignation to discuss allegations of extramarital conduct with men and to warn him to stay away from House staff.

Legislators to take comments on relaxing air pollution rules

A legislative committee is set to take comments from the public on a bill that would dramatically relax Wisconsin's air pollution rules.

The Latest: Conyers denies sexual harassment settlements

The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local):

Wisconsin voters to fill 3 open seats in Legislature

Nearly a dozen candidates are looking to fill three vacant seats in the Wisconsin Legislature over the next few months.

Police warn people not to eat spoiled, trash-picked turkeys

A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs.


Lawmaker dismayed at decision to shut down 35W this weekend
The Drive

Minnesota House Transportation Finance Chairman Paul Torkelson said he is disappointed the department is carrying on with the closure when as many as 200,000 people could be making their way into downtown Minneapolis.

Rep. Paulsen to friend, housemate Scalise: "Welcome back roomie"
Hot Dish Politics

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen welcomes his friend and housemate back, three months after Rep. Steve Scalise was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice.


Ryan says sexual harassment report on Conyers 'troubling'

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday labeled as "extremely troubling" a report that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.


Past SNL performers, staff sign statement supporting Franken

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator.


Minnesota state parks will be free on Friday

All 75 of Minnesota’s state parks will be free for visitors on Friday, continuing a new tradition aimed at getting people active and outside on…


After US pushback, AT&T prepares to fight for Time Warner

Seeing an attempt to block its buyout out of Time Warner as a "radical" departure by the U.S. government, AT&T is preparing for a fight to see the $85 billion deal through.


AP source: Authorities believe border agent may have fallen

Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot (4-meter) culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of what happened, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation.


Woman alleges Franken grabbed her at State Fair picture-taking

Franken told CNN that he has no memory of meeting the woman, and feels "badly" that she felt disrespected.


The Latest: Father of dead agent says son's head 'destroyed'

The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local):


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu working on book about race

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is working on a book about his views on race and his support for taking down four Confederate monuments earlier this year.


Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea

The Trump administration plans to announce Tuesday new sanctions on North Korea, after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.


Past SNL performers, staff sign statement supporting Franken

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator.