The Department of Homeland Security is directed to begin the process of hiring 10,000 new immigration and customs agents and expanding the number of detention facilities.
The Senate Commerce Committee will take it up Wednesday, and a full Senate vote could come soon.
Families seek programs and state support for students struggling to read.
Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.
Drug addicts caught up in the nation's opioid-abuse crisis are worried about what will happen if the Trump administration makes good on its promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Officials say a California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died.
Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."
The Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that's been around for more than six months isn't likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota.
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The governor said he would advise the Trump administration against using Guard troops in Minnesota, if ordered.
The bill extends the bonding authority of the state's Rural Finance Authority.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to make good on a pledge to veto a bill increasing personal income taxes as a budget fix.
In Minnesota, more than a dozen churches have pledged to safeguard those facing deportation.
Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn returned to her district Tuesday in Tennessee and was greeted by tough questions on topics from health care reform to President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees. She also was met with protests.
The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald. This year, some organizers of the world's best known street party are saying: "Enough!" At least to the lyrics.
Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of "a cynical media witch hunt" on Tuesday as he spoke after resigning as an editor at Breitbart News.
A local think tank put forth ideas to break the Capitol stalemate on a fractious issue.
Senate panel is probing alleged ties to Trump team.
From the moment Donald Trump was sworn in as president until noon Monday, precisely one month passed. A total of 744 hours. Here’s how he…
Rep. Tom Emmer has promised to leave his town hall meeting if event gets raucous.
The new date would avoid conflicts with Ramadan and Twin Cities Pride.