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Clinton calls Trump's budget a mean-spirited 'con'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the commencement address at Wellesley College, Friday, May 26, 2017 in Wellesley, Mass. Clinton graduated from the school in 1969.

Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con."

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Greg Gianforte celebrates his win over Rob Quist for the open congressional seat at the Hilton Garden Inn, Thursday night, May 25, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont.

Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP candidate, facing last-minute assault charges, held onto Montana's sole House seat.

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

What happens to Earth if the US exits the climate deal?

Earth is likely to hit more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. pulls back from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

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Kuwaiti company agrees to pay $95 million in fraud case

A Kuwaiti logistics company has agreed to pay $95 million to resolve allegations that it inflated prices and defrauded the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan.


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Another delay for Minnesota United's stadium tax breaks
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While a bill including the exemptions passed the House on Tuesday evening, it didn't make it out of a special session Wednesday morning.


Melania Trump's pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015.


Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Jimmy Carter had been impressed with the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski well before he won the presidency in 1977. That he immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.


Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

The Warthog is sitting pretty.


Democrats see hope for 2018 in thin GOP victory in Montana

Republicans and Democrats alike are finding something to be happy about in the special election for Montana's only seat in the House.


US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday


Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

A lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.


Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the U.S. helped it transition from five decades of military rule.


Mortuary chief: John Glenn's remains weren't disrespected

As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."


Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping

Sri Lanka participated in years of U.N. peacekeeping operations while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war. Yet, even as Sri Lanka…


Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89.