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Gov. Walker: White House Interested in Wisconsin Union Law

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he spoke with Vice President Mike Pence about how the White House can implement pieces of the Republican governor's contentious policy that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. Union…

National Security Adviser Puts Iran "On Notice"

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the administration is putting Iran "on notice" after it tested a ballistic missile. Michael Flynn told reporters Wednesday, that the Trump administration "condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security,…

Senators Spar at Hearing as Democrats Fume Over Trump Picks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Partisan tensions flared in the decorous Senate Judiciary Committee. It's a sign of simmering anger as Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to block President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks. Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota and Republican Senator John…

Official: Guards Taken Hostage by Inmates at Delaware Prison

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware prisons have been put on lockdown following a reported hostage taking at the state's maximum security facility. Geoffrey Klopp, president of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, said he had been told by the Department…

UMD Responds to Trump's Travel Ban

DULUTH, Minn. - Last Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order which banned refugees from entering the country for 120 days and immigrants from seven muslim majority countires for…

Elaine Chao Sworn In as Transportation Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elaine Chao has been sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the next transportation secretary following her Senate confirmation. Chao served as labor secretary for eight years under President George W. Bush. She is the wife…

Trump Set to Announce Nominee for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is ready to announce his choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, one of the most consequential moves of his young administration and a decision with ramifications that could long outlast his…

Cow Moose Rescued After Fall into Idaho Basement

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a female moose is safe after she fell through an unlatched window into the basement of an Idaho home. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the moose spent about three hours in the basement…

Senate Committee Approves Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate committee has approved Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos, for education secretary, even as two GOP senators expressed some reservations. After a heated debate Tuesday morning, senators on the Health, Education, Pensions, and…

Boy Scouts to Allow Transgender Children into Programs

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs. The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys-only programs…

6 Murder Counts for Quebec Mosque Attack Suspect

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Quebec mosque attack suspect Alexandre Bissonnette has made a brief court appearance at which he did not enter a plea.…

Obama Praises 'Engagement' Happening Around U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for Barack Obama says the former president "fundamentally disagrees" with discrimination that targets people based on their religions. The statement alluded to but did not specifically mention President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees from…

North Dakota Pushes Bill to Raise Penalty for Rioting

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota law enforcement and state prosecutors are supporting a Republican-sponsored bill that would increase penalties for people involved in riots. Representative Todd Porter of Mandan told the House Judiciary Committee on Monday that the proposal…

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