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Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves U.S. District Court after his latest hearing in the criminal contempt-of-court case against him for violating a judge's orders in a racial profiling case in Phoenix. Opening statements in Arpaio's trail are set to begin on Monday, June 26. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure.

Sanders responds to ongoing fraud probe into wife's 2010 bank loan

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane Sanders, wave after a campaign rally Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.

The Latest: Prosecutor: Pharmacy head ran 'reckless' company

The Latest on the sentencing for a pharmacy co-founder convicted in a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak (all times local):

Judge hears arguments in Legislature's suit against Dayton

A Ramsey County judge heard arguments Monday in the Minnesota Legislature's lawsuit against the governor over legislative funding.

Documents: Feds wire-tapped Philadelphia union boss, others

Documents show federal agents wire-tapped the cellphones of a powerful Philadelphia labor boss and his protege on the City Council for more than a year.

AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria,

CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

CNN wasn't saying Monday what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.


Big ideas for open government fall short at Legislature

Transparency advocates had grand plans for improving public access to government information in Minnesota this legislative session. One proposal would have stopped the mass…

Tevlin: Health care debate is 'legacy' of the times
Jon Tevlin

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Fifth District Democrat, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in the Third District, about the proposed changes to health care.


The Latest: US gives initial OK to California water tunnels

The Latest on California Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to build $16 billion water tunnels (all times local):


GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.


Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't.


Crucial first rulings on California's giant water tunnels

Federal wildlife officials say they're set to issue the crucial first rulings on Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to re-engineer California's water system with the $16 billion construction of giant water tunnels from the Sacramento River.


Wisconsin business leaders raise concerns on highway tolling

Wisconsin business leaders say a plan to introduce highway tolling to help pay for road work could hurt the economy.


World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food Prize announced Monday.


The Latest: AMA says GOP health bill will harm patients

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times local):


The Latest: Probable cause to hold teens in child's death

The Latest on 3 Mississippi teenagers charged in connection with the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local):


Federal judge considers fate of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

A federal judge on Monday heard arguments before he decides whether a new Texas "sanctuary cities" crackdown backed by the Trump administration can take effect.


Rabbi, several others arrested in public benefits fraud case

A New Jersey rabbi and his wife and three other couples defrauded state and federal public assistance programs out of more than $1 million by underreporting their incomes, according to criminal complaints released Monday.