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Backed against her Brooklyn Center apartment building with a group of neighbors, Endeshia Tolliver watched warily as a line of riot police launched less-lethal projectiles at protesters darting between trees. Tolliver, a special education assistant at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis, has lived in the neighborhood for 14 years. She has made it a point to get to know the police, ...

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn has a new idea for protecting the still-unfinished border wall championed by former President Donald Trump: Turn any part of the wall into a national monument. Cawthorn, a first-term Republican who represents far-western North Carolina, even wants to honor Trump with the bill. He’s a calling it “Donument.” Cawthorn introduced the legislation last week. ...

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WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris, recently put in charge of producing a strategy to stem the flood of migrants fleeing their homes in Central America, faces the challenge of how to aid countries with governments that are viewed as corrupt or unfriendly by the United States. Harris is meeting with Biden administration officials and outside experts on Wednesday to discuss options for ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Before he resigned in disgrace last year, Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg doled out dubious contracts to a number of Republican politicians, political strategists and other allies, many with links to the scandals that have rocked Florida politics this month, according to audit documents, emails and other records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel. The records also ...

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MINNEAPOLIS — The shooting of Daunte Wright could lead to criminal charges against former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kimberly Potter as soon as Wednesday, according to the county attorney handling the case. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Tuesday that he's spent hours reviewing video and other evidence of the shooting and expects to file something — he didn't clarify what the ...

It was closer than the Hawks would have liked, but they held on to beat the Raptors, 108-103, Tuesday in Tampa. Next up, the Hawks (30-25) will begin a three-game homestand Thursday vs. Milwaukee. Below are some takeaways from the win: 1. Malachi Flynn made five 3′s in the fourth quarter (four in the final two minutes) to narrow a comfortable win to a nail-biter. The Hawks had led by as much ...

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A scathing internal report serves up more evidence of Capitol Police lapses prior to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol siege — including that police ignored intelligence that a right-wing website posted a map of the Capitol complex’s underground tunnels, it was reported Tuesday. The Capitol Police inspector general also reported the agency’s officers were equipped with expired ammunition and riot ...

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MINNEAPOLIS — In the shadow of the Hennepin County Government Center, as the murder trial for fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sped toward a close, two families embraced during Tuesday afternoon's April snowfall. It was a rite of public sorrow. One was George Floyd's family, who have been attending the trial in his death for more than a month. The other family's mourning was more ...

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Incumbent President Patrice Talon has won reelection in the West African nation of Benin with 86.4% of the votes, according to provisional results announced Tuesday evening by the electoral commission. He was followed respectively by rivals Alassane Soumanou of the Cowry Forces for an Emerging Benin (FCBE) party with 11.3%, and the leader of the recently formed Democrats Party Corentin Kohoue ...

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Through the Orioles’ first four home games of 2021, it was their mistakes, either on the mound or in the field, that allowed their opponents to send them to an 0-4 start at Camden Yards. That trend reversed itself in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader with the Seattle Mariners, a 7-6 walk-off victory in which the Orioles scored five unearned runs, rallied from an early deficit and blew ...

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PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that eight crew members aboard an international shipping vessel detained at the Port of Philadelphia two years ago have admitted to smuggling a record-breaking 20-ton cocaine haul that investigators have described as one of the largest seized in U.S. history. Though several men from the cargo ship, the MSC Gayane, have ...

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The Flyers, looking like they can’t wait for the season to end, continued their swoon Tuesday night at Capital One Arena. Coming off a devastating defeat to worst-in-the NHL Buffalo on Sunday, they played with little emotion in the opening period, fell into an early 4-1 hole, and lost to the much more physical Washington Capitals, 6-1. The Flyers have lost four of their last five games and ...

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Univision Communications and Grupo Televisa plan to merge their entertainment assets to create a powerful new Spanish-language media company with one foot in the United States and the other in Mexico. The companies jointly announced the move late Tuesday, formalizing a process that began quietly after Univision came under new ownership late last year. The historic merger represents a dramatic ...

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The Rangers and Devils will see a lot of one another over the next week. The final four matchups between the rivals all take place this week. It began with a Tuesday night clash at Prudential Center. Despite a tough effort from the Devils, it was the Rangers who found opportune times to score in a 3-0 victory over their cross-river rivals. Here are five takeaways from a matchup between two ...

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Univision Communications and Grupo Televisa plan to merge their entertainment assets to create a powerful new Spanish-language media company with one foot in the United States and the other in Mexico. The companies jointly announced the move late Tuesday, formalizing a process that began quietly after Univision came under new ownership late last year. The historic merger represents a dramatic ...

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AUSTIN, Texas — Continuing his attack on President Joe Biden's immigration policies, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to reinstate a Trump-era rule that restricts immigrants' ability to stay in the United States if they traveled through Mexico from another country. It was Paxton's third immigration-related lawsuit and the second in the past week. ...

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Georgia faith leaders and corporate executives met virtually on Tuesday in an effort to find common ground to fight a slew of election overhaul bills sweeping the nation, including the state's controversial SB 202, which was recently signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp. The closed summit, which lasted about an hour and a half, was led by Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey and Bishop Reginald T. ...

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LOS ANGELES — Early one Saturday morning nearly 25 years ago, Kristin Smart left a college party and vanished. Investigators focused their suspicions on Paul Flores, a classmate of Smart’s at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and the last person seen with her. But despite multiple rounds of interrogations and searches using radar and cadaver dogs, Smart’s body was never found. Without hard evidence, ...

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MINNEAPOLIS – A longtime police instructor testified Tuesday for the defense that Derek Chauvin was justified in using his knee to detain George Floyd late last spring, but the expert also acknowledged that the now-fired Minneapolis officer maintained that position for minutes after resistance to the arrest had ceased. Barry Brodd, who is now a private consultant and expert in use of force, ...

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The Orlando Magic officially signed forward/center Donta Hall to a 10-day contract, the team announced Tuesday. To clear a roster spot for Hall, the Magic released guard Devin Cannady from the 10-day deal he signed last week. The team also waived two-way guard Karim Mané Tuesday in a move that could create a path for Cannady to return to Orlando on his own two-way contract. Cannady played the ...

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Joe Biden to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28. The address will come just before his 100th day in office. “Nearly 100 days ago, when you took the oath of office, you pledged in a spirit of great hope that ‘Help Is On The Way.’ Now, because of your historic and transformative leadership, Help Is ...

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Protesters outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Tuesday evening called for an independent investigation into Daunte Wright's death, rebuffing one from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Activist and attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong told the crowd that she recently spoke to Gov. Tim Walz about introducing nine bills to the Minnesota Legislature. ...

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WASHINGTON — Three Senate Republicans, including Mike Lee, R-Utah, said they will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would end a century-old antitrust exemption for Major League Baseball. The three senators announced the legislation in the wake of the organization’s decision to move this year’s All-Star Game to Denver from Atlanta after Georgia enacted a state law that civil rights ...

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With all due respect to Jay Buhner and Gary Payton, it might well be the most famous dome in Seattle sports history — beautifully bald, long before it was fashionable. And he owns an instantly recognizable nickname that is sheer perfection in describing both his look and his game. But Donald Earl “Slick” Watts is far more than a catchy moniker and a shiny pate, the latter invariably outfitted ...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A far-reaching proposal to outlaw hydraulic fracturing and ban oil and gas wells from operating near homes, schools and healthcare facilities failed in the California Legislature on Tuesday, a major setback for progressive leaders who hail the state as the nation’s bellwether on environmental protection. Gov. Gavin Newsom in September called on state lawmakers to ban ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Joel Greenberg, the disgraced former Seminole County tax collector facing a slew of federal charges, has been cooperating with investigators since last year and has revealed alleged paid sex encounters involving himself and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Greenberg began talking to the feds in order to secure leniency after realizing they had ...

Tyler Lockett is not looking to the end of his career just yet. In fact, having just signed a new four-year contract extension, he has a more secure future than just about any player on the team. He is the only Seahawk currently under contract for either the 2024 or 2025 seasons. That contract would end when Lockett is 33 years old, by which time he might rank behind only Steve Largent (whose ...

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are nearing a decision on whether to embrace the return of earmarked spending that could smooth the passage of annual appropriations bills and the transportation portion of President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal. Momentum is building among Republicans for allowing each senator to choose whether to direct spending to projects in their home ...

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MINNEAPOLIS — Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Crookston Diocese resigned Tuesday after a request to step down by Pope Francis and an investigation that showed he had covered up a sex abuse allegation against a priest. Hoeppner is the first U.S. bishop to be disciplined under new Vatican protocols for reviewing and sanctioning bishops for sex abuse or cover-ups. The 2019 guidelines were put in ...

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Behind a man stooping low to pan for gold, a noose hangs from a tree. “Old Hangtown” boasts the logo of Placerville, California — a reference to its Gold Rush-era moniker. The Northern California city has been embroiled in a debate for nearly a year over whether to drop the logo’s macabre symbol, which has been equally described as an indelible part of the area’s history or a shameful reminder ...