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Minnesota Sen. Schoen to Resign Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota Sen. Dan Schoen's attorney confirmed to the Associated Press Tuesday that the embattled state politician will resign over sexual harassment allegations first reported in the MinnPost. Schoen, a Democrat who represents St. Paul Park and also works…

FCC Chairman Sets Out to Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally. The concept, known as net neutrality, imposed…

Justice Dept. Sues to Stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner Deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. The government claims that consume cable bills will rise…

Group Submits Signatures to Legalize Marijuana in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A ballot committee proposing to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes in Michigan has submitted more than 360,000 voter signatures in a bid for a statewide vote in 2018. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana…

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) – TransCanada Corp. says its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. The company said that crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from…

House Passes Tax Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The House has passed a sweeping Republican tax bill cutting taxes for corporations and many people. It puts GOP leaders closer to delivering to President Donald Trump a crucial legislative achievement after nearly a year of failures. The House has…

House Dems Introduce Impeachment Articles Against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. Indeed, the large…

US Budget Deficit Up Sharply to $63.2 Billion in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government began its new budget year with an October deficit of $63.3 billion, up sharply from a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Monday that the October deficit was 37.9 percent higher than the $45.8…

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