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Two Minnesota Firefighters Sent to Help Australia’s Wildfires

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – Two Wildland firefighters from Minnesota have been assigned to help battle wildfires in Australia according to a recent news release from the Minnesota Incident Command System. Mike Crook, with the Superior National Forest out of Grand…

Warren, Klobuchar End 2019 Lagging Top Rivals in Fundraising

WASHINGTON (AP) - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced raising $21.2 million for her presidential campaign in the final three months of last year. The total trails the amounts collected by the Democratic presidential primary’s three other front-runners: former Vice…

Trump Plan to Curb Teen Vaping Exempts Some Flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers. But the plan from the Trump administration includes major exceptions that benefit companies that make and sell e-cigarettes and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices.…

U-Haul to stop hiring nicotine users in 21 states

PHOENIX (FOX 9) - U-Haul announced it will soon reject job applicants who use nicotine in 21 states. The company said the new policy will go into effect on Feb. 1 and be enacted in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware,…

Democrat Julián Castro Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is ending his run for president. Castro's announcement Thursday comes after he failed to garner enough support or donations to make the recent Democratic presidential debates. The former San Antonio…

Walz Uses Holidays to Call Attention to Food Stamp Cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan are using the holiday season to call attention to a Trump administration plan to cut hundreds of thousands of Americans from the federal food stamp program.…

House Panel Approves 2 Trump Impeachment Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee has approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The charges now go to the full House for an expected vote next week. The…

FCC Votes to Set Up 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Number

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. Similar to 911 for…

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg is Time 'Person of the Year'

NEW YORK (AP) - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has become the youngest person ever to be named Time's “person of the year.” The U.S. news magazine gave the 16-year-old Thunberg the honor on Wednesday for “sounding the alarm about…

Democrats Unveil Trump Impeachment Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have announced two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges announced Tuesday stem from Trump's pressure on Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals as…

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