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Fight brewing over Franken vacancy

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The elevation of Minnesota's Republican state Senate president to lieutenant governor as part of a chain...

December 14, 2017 1:00 am


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Accord reached on GOP tax bill

WASHINGTON – Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that...

December 14, 2017 1:00 am


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Key federal posts filled by stand-ins past limit

President Donald Trump's slow pace of hiring for key government jobs has left stand-ins occupying positions for so long that it may...

December 14, 2017 1:00 am


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Republicans have doubts Mueller's team is unbiased

WASHINGTON – House Republicans ratcheted up criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling Wednesday,...

December 14, 2017 1:00 am


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2 Trump nominees won't be judges

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican said Wednesday that two of President Donald Trump's nominees for open...

December 14, 2017 1:00 am


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GOP points fingers after loss

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Stunned Republicans began casting blame Wednesday over their failure to hold a Senate seat in the Deep South,...

December 14, 2017 1:00 am


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Coroner: Accused state lawmaker's death is apparent suicide

The lawmaker defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home.

December 14, 2017 8:46 am


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Minn. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special...

December 13, 2017 1:20 pm


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Pence stays silent on Alabama's Moore

Alabama voters aren't hearing from Vice President Mike Pence, who in a rare break with his boss has gone silent in a race that could narrow...

December 12, 2017 1:40 pm


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Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

President Donald Trump is pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

December 12, 2017 8:33 am


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Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

Some say Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about continuing the "Trump miracle."

December 12, 2017 8:12 am


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Worshipers in Alabama split over candidates

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama's race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship Sunday, with the minister at a historic black...

December 11, 2017 1:00 am


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Trump at rally urges voters to back Moore

PENSACOLA, Florida – President Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to elect a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been...

December 9, 2017 1:00 am


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Ex-aide: Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

WASHINGTON – A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to...

December 9, 2017 1:00 am


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Documents: US ready for N. Korea war in '94

WASHINGTON – In a nuclear standoff with North Korea more than two decades ago – long before the reclusive government had...

December 9, 2017 1:00 am