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Senate confirms Betsy DeVos for Education Department

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had to break a…

Meteor Over Lake Michigan Lights Up Sky in Several States

  Videos from Lisle Police Department and Morton Grove Police GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP ) - A meteor over Lake Michigan lit up the sky Monday morning across several states in the Midwest. Dashcam video from police cruisers in Wisconsin…

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…

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