President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the cha

Trump impeachment goes to full House after panel OKs charges

Democrats propelled President Donald Trump's impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Gov. Walz hires consultant to study breaking up embattled DHS

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A breakup has been suggested many times over the past decade, and even this year high-ranking DHS officials have said that it might make sense.

Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

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All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it.
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Gov. Tim Walz to Trump on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Walz formally consents to refugee resettlement after new Trump order.
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President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the cha

Trump cries 'hoax' as full House takes up impeachment case

Democrats propelled President Donald Trump's impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won in a landslide Friday.

Analysis: U.K. election has some lessons for the U.S. in 2020

The populist contagion that defined the 2016 elections has not dissolved in either country, but the dynamics are different.
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Wisconsin state treasurer Godlewski gives birth

Wisconsin state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski gave birth to her first child on Tuesday, she and her husband Max Duckworth announced in a Friday statement.
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Blackwater founder Prince visited Venezuela's sanctioned VP

Erik Prince, a major Trump donor and the founder of controversial security firm formerly known as Blackwater, traveled to Caracas last month for a secret meeting with Venezuela's vice president, according to several people familiar with the visit.
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Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court

A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Courtruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
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Challenge to immigration law is tossed on eve of enactment

A law that will allow New Yorkers to get driver's licenses without having to prove they are in the country legally weathered a second court challenge Friday, days before its enactment.
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State mounts largest crackdown on illegal pot shops in LA

California regulators mounted dozens of raids against illegal marijuana retailers in Los Angeles this week, the largest crackdown to date against the city's thriving black market, officials announced Friday.
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Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.
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Kansas congressman addressing residence issue for 2nd time

A freshman Kansas congressman might have to correct his voter registration a second time after changing it earlier this month while local authorities investigated him for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his home.
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Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year.
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N Carolina elections board chastises voting equipment vendor

North Carolina's election supervisors chastised the nation's largest voting machine manufacturer on Friday for late software and supply changes involving the planned rollout in coming weeks of voting systems that were recently approved for use in 2020 elections.
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Cyberattack, ransomware hobbles New Orleans city government

Ransomware was detected after a suspected cyberattack prompted a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans on Friday, officials said.
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The Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

Wisconsin students find recording devices in Minnesota hotel

A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some high school students found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis.
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Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.
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Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant

Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant renegotiates with the state, letters Evers' administration released Friday show.
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Documents: Mining company writing own environmental report

Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became involved.
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Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll

The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking.
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Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.
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Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent from states and counties.