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Weinstein's bad money put to good use by Minn. charity

In this 2015 photo, a group of women held hands during a healing session at the Minnesota Indian Women's Center in Minneapolis.

For Sen. Al Franken, donations from the recently disgraced Hollywood producer were a political liability. For the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, where Franken's campaign redirected the money, that means hot food and warm socks for women in need in Minneapolis.

Trump and McConnell are 'closer than ever before'

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke collegially with reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday.

They're working together on tax reform, health care.

Senate votes to confirm Callista Gingrich as Vatican envoy

Callista Gingrich, wife of Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, left, introduces him at a town hall meeting in Ruston, La., Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

The Republican-led Senate on Monday confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

Baltimore approves $135K settlement in 2015 police shooting

Baltimore officials have approved a $135,000 payment to settle a lawsuit filed by an unarmed man who was shot by police.

Kagan: Not having to get door 1 plus of new status

Justice Elena Kagan says one advantage of no longer being the most junior member of the Supreme Court is that she no longer has to answer the door when someone knocks as the nine justices are meeting.

Bannon-backed PAC backs Wisconsin, Arizona Senate candidates

The political action committee affiliated with former presidential strategist Steve Bannon acted Monday on his pledge to lead a "populist nationalist conservative revolt," endorsing state Sen. Kelli Ward over Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake — the first sitting Republican senator to be formally targeted by the pro-Donald Trump group.

Haley says Iran move strengthens Trump's hand on North Korea

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says that President Donald Trump is strengthening his ability to resolve the North Korea nuclear crisis by threatening to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran.


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.


McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech

U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic."


Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit

Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL.


The Latest: Unpaid leave for officer charged in mailbox case

The Latest on arrests of current and former Honolulu police officers (all times local):


Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.


Minnesota finalizes pitch for Amazon HQ

Gov. Mark Dayton reviews the state's plan to attract company's headquarters.


Authorities make final arrest in border agent's killing

Authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of seven defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed a bungled federal gun operation, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.


Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate.


Governor blames media for immigration flap with sheriffs

Outspoken Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the media fanned the flames in a flap with sheriffs over his directive they should hold immigrants without warrants and is calling news organizations "the most horrible organizations on the earth."


Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence.


Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.