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Sanders Says Stone Arrest Unrelated to Trump

WASHINGTON -White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the arrest of former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roget Stone in the special counsel's Russia probe has nothing to do with the president. Sanders' comments came hours after Stone was arrested…

Trump Says any Deal Must Have Wall Down Payment

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump will not accept a short-term deal to reopen the government unless it includes “a large down payment” for his promised border wall. The statement from White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee…

Lourey, Lee vie in Democratic Primary for Senate Seat

(AP) - Democrats Stu Lourey and Michelle Lee are vying in a primary for an open state Senate seat. The District 11 seat opened when Lourey's father, Tony Lourey, was named state Human Services commissioner earlier this month. Tuesday's winner…

High Court Lets Military Implement Transgender Restrictions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The high court on Tuesday reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing…

Kamala Harris Jumps Into Presidential Race

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president. The California Democrat tells ABC's “Good Morning America'' that she's entering the increasingly crowded field of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. If successful, she'd be the country's second African-American president and…

Free Haircuts For Federal Workers

DULUTH, Minn.- As businesses across the Northland continue to offer discounted or free services to unpaid federal workers during the shutdown, Dapper Jack's barbershop on 47th Avenue East offered free haircuts…

Evers Picks new Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers has picked the Wisconsin State Patrol's next leader. Evers named patrol Maj. Anthony Burrell as superintendent on Friday. He will take over on Sunday. Burrell has served as a state trooper since 1990. He…

Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before Congress Next Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before Congress next month. Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee will be the first major public hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny…

Evers Says he Will Order Change in 'Stance' in Lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers says he will be sending a letter to Attorney General Josh Kaul this week calling for Wisconsin to "change our stance'' in a multi-state lawsuit seeking repeal of the federal health care law. Evers…