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Trump's Pick to Head Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie

WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is President Donald Trump's pick to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Wilkie is a former Pentagon undersecretary for personnel and readiness. He's led the agency for two months, ever since Trump…

Dayton Vetoes tax Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have aligned Minnesota's state tax code with federal changes passed last year. The Democratic governor rejected the bill passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature with about 20…

Simon Asks Lawmakers to Free up Election Security Funds

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and other elections officials are calling on the Legislature to free up federal funds for election security. The federal government has given Minnesota $6.6 million to bolster its election…

GOP Expecting Veto on tax Bill as Dayton Seeks School aid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republican Party leaders say they expect Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to veto a tax bill squaring Minnesota's tax code with sweeping federal changes. The House passed its bill Tuesday and the Senate was expected to…

Johnson Names Duluth's Bergstrom to Governor Campaign

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republican Jeff Johnson has chosen a running mate in his bid for governor. Johnson added Donna Bergstrom to his ticket in a Monday announcement. Bergstrom is a Republican activist and a retired lieutenant colonel in…

Minnesota House, Senate Strike Deal on tax Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Republican lawmakers have agreed on a plan they say would cut taxes for 2.2 million residents. The Star Tribune reports the deal reached Friday comes after the House and Senate reconciled differences between their…

Leah Vukmir Wins GOP Endorsement In U.S. Senate Race

MILWAUKEE (AP) -  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has won the state party's endorsement giving her candidacy a boost against challenger Kevin Nicholson. Vukmir won 73 percent of the vote Saturday at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention. Nicholson got 27…

'Hands-Free' Bill Advances to House Floor for Vote

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The debate continued at the Minnesota Capitol over a bill that would require drivers to put down their phones. The “hands-free” bill previously stalled in committees, but there is a new push to get the measure…

Summit is set: Trump-Kim to meet June 12 in Singapore

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is envisioning "a very special moment for world peace'' after announcing he will meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un for summit talks in Singa pore on June 12. Trump revealed the highly anticipated setting…

Trump to get Millions From Sale of New York Housing Complex

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest subsidized affordable housing complex was just sold for hundreds of millions of dollars, with some of the money going to a prominent critic of government housing programs: President Donald Trump. Trump and other…

Pence Says One Detainee 'Hadn't Seen Daylight'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is revealing new details about the conditions of the three Americans freed by North Korea, saying one was evidently kept fr om the daylight. Pence tells ABC News that Secretary of State Mike…

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