Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson

Swanson joins other states in support of DACA

Seven states with GOP attorneys general are suing to end program.

Judge denies Trump bid to toss immigration protections case

July 23, 2018
A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration's bid to throw out a lawsuit that alleges its decision to end special protections shielding Haitian, Salvadoran and Honduran immigrants from deportation was racially motivated.

Democrats are desperate for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh

July 23, 2018
Democrats are desperate for her vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee
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New MSU student from Iran sent home after landing at airport

U.S. authorities declined to admit an Iranian graduate student after he landed at an airport to start classes at Michigan State University, an attorney said.
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County probes social services after boy's hypothermia death

A county on Long Island has launched an internal probe of its social services department after an 8-year-old boy died of hypothermia while in the custody of his father, a New York Police Department officer.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrived for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstructio

Trump team wrapping up trial defense as senators mull Bolton

President Donald Trump's legal team prepared to wrap up arguments in his impeachment trial Tuesday as Senate Republicans wrestled with whether to allow witnesses, including John Bolton who appears poised to contradict a key Trump claim.
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A car is parked by the sign of a Humidor cigar lounge in Lisle, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.

Threatening message found in condo of woman who shot 3

A cryptic and threatening message has been found written on the wall of a condominium belonging to a woman who fatally shot a retired Illinois State Trooper and wounded two other men at a suburban Chicago cigar lounge, authorities said.
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Trump taps ex-Tennessee House speaker for US utility board

President Donald Trump has nominated a former Tennessee House speaker to serve on the board of directors of the nation's largest public utility.
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Trump to unveil his Middle East peace plan amid skepticism

President Donald Trump is set to unveil his administration's much-anticipated Middle East peace plan in the latest American venture to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Man killed in crash with sheriff's squad was school lobbyist

The man killed in a crash involving a sheriff's squad car was a community advocate and Milwaukee Public Schools lobbyist, according to Milwaukee County officials.
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A plane that crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.

Official: Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghan site

A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigned this month in Iowa.

In Klobuchar's past, questions about a teen jailed for life

It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar.

Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution.

Bill advances that could aid Collins challenge to Loeffler

An effort to require party primary elections for a Georgia U.S. Senate seat now held by Kelly Loeffler is advancing.

Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreak

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China.

Michigan ballot law changes struck down by a 2nd court

Another Michigan court has vacated controversial changes to the state's ballot drive law, declaring that a geographic limitation on collecting petitions unconstitutionally takes power out of the hands of voters.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is welcomed by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, left, during a their meeting in Rome, Friday, Jan 24, 2020.

Pence visiting Wisconsin's capital city, liberal stronghold

Vice President Mike Pence's planned visit on Tuesday to Wisconsin's liberal stronghold of Madison may signal the opening of a new front in the hotly contested campaign to win the battleground state.

'Confused and angry': Brexit unsettles EU citizens in the UK

Anxious, angry, abandoned. Brexit elicits strong emotions, and as Britain's departure from the European Union approaches, more than 3 million U.K. residents who are citizens of EU countries are feeling the impending separation more strongly than most.

Greece starts 15-year bond auction as market rates favorable

Greece has launched an auction for a 15-year bond, aimed at taking advantage of low interest rates and a recent sovereign credit rating upgrade.

Appellate court weighs Florida law on felon voting rights

Lawyers for the electoral battleground state of Florida are asking a U.S. appellate court to set aside a ruling that let some impoverished felons regain access to the ballot box, despite owing fines and other legal debts.

French climate alliance takes legal action against Total

A French climate alliance of charity groups and local authorities launched an unprecedented legal action Tuesday against Total, hoping to make the French energy company…
Other than former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, most of the candidates in the top tier have had five or fewer events in New Hampshire sin

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected.

Nashville officer chided for not using gun in prior shooting

Newly revealed police records show a white Nashville police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man who was running away had been reprimanded by supervisors months earlier for not shooting another armed suspect in a similar case.