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Dayton and DFLers press GOP for details of bonding proposal

House Republicans have offered to spend $600M on statewide projects.

Kasich ends bid for Republican nomination

The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party's presumptive nominee.

Paulsen donates Hastert contribution to domestic violence prevention

Michael Brodkorb

Congressman Erik Paulsen has donated the contribution his campaign received from a political action committee of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to a domestic violence prevention organization.

Senate DFLers propose borrowing $1.5B for improvement projects

Hot Dish Politics

Senate DFL leaders want to borrowing nearly $1.5 billion to fund a so-called jobs bill that will fund capital improvement projects across Minnesota.

Court to hear forced medication appeal in doctor murder case

The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician can be forcibly medicated to render him competent to stand trial.


Police: 1 killed, at least 5 hurt, in Minneapolis shooting

Police say one person is dead and at least five are injured after a shooting in Minneapolis.


Obama tells Flint residents: 'I've got your back'

Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use.


Klobuchar, Baldwin push to lower student debt

Plan would be paid for by closing loopholes, raising taxes on highest earners.


Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

An assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died.


North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights, feds say

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued.


US gov't says North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

due to religious beliefs — decline to employ or serve certain people. Critics say the laws are aimed at the LGBT community and are discriminatory. Recent laws denounced as discriminatory in North Carolina and Mississippi has prompted a growing backlash from opponents. The US Justice Department said Wednesday that North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the Obama administration's warning means the issue is no longer confined to North Carolina and could affect other states. Here's a look at legislation around the country:


Federal consumer protection bureau moves against forced arbitration in financial industry

Consumer protection bureau action targets forced arbitration in the financial industry.


Safety coalition hoping for bonding bill money to make 'Corridor of Death' fixes

Safety advocates make an urgent plea for fixing stretch that's claimed 23 lives in 5 years.


Voters wanted an outsider who could fix the economy, and Trump fit the bill

Trump tapped in to voters' desire for someone who could fix the economy.


Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry

President Barack Obama is urging Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy and fight bigotry.


Eight presidential firsts from Donald Trump

There has never been a presumptive nominee for a major party quite like Republican Donald Trump. His firsts: First reality TV star to be nominee…


The Latest: California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

The Latest on a California bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco (all times local):


Judge blocks child-care license for family detention center

A judge has blocked a temporary residential child-care license for one of the nation's largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border illegally.


Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough

A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers and others who hope to someday see four dams on the Snake River breached to make way for the fish.