White House indicates Trump will veto disapproval of emergency

President Trump gestures as he answers questions in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images

A top adviser to President Trump indicated Sunday that Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Klobuchar hits Wisconsin, Iowa on first presidential campaign road trip

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks to the crowd during a presidential campaign stop on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Lorados bar and grill in Mason City, Iowa. Cody Nelson | MPR News

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar started her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in familiar territory, but some potential voters want more specifics on her health care platform.

Shakopee police officer won't face charges in fatal shooting

A Shakopee police officer won't face charges after fatally shooting an armed man at a home last fall.

Illinois workplace shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

Law enforcement officers gather outside the Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing plant Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. Police say a gunman killed several people and injured police officers before he was fatally shot. Matt Marton | AP

An initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant, authorities say.

Prosecutors: Noor and partner responded to 911 call near Ruszczyk's home hours before she was shot

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after a procedural hearing on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Evan Frost | MPR News

Prosecutors in the case of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor want jurors at his trial to hear about a 911 call that Noor and his partner responded to in Justine Ruszczyk's neighborhood less than two hours before Noor shot and killed her.

Evers to propose decriminalizing recreational marijuana in Wisconsin

In this Dec. 14, 2018, photo, Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison. Wisconsin's new legislative session begins Jan. 7 with Democrats still seething over a Republican lame-duck session that weakened Evers' powers. Steve Apps | Wisconsin State Journal via AP

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will propose decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in his plan for the next state budget.

ChangeMakers: Leslie Redmond, youngest leader of Mpls. NAACP

Leslie Redmond stands for a portrait at University of St. Thomas on Feb. 11, 2019. Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News

Leslie Redmond, 26, became the youngest president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP when she was elected to the position in March. She is pursuing her law degree and Master of Business Administration at St. Thomas University.

Great Backyard Bird Count is underway this weekend

Bird lovers around the world are counting birds this weekend for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which provides valuable data for avian research.

Monster St. Croix sturgeon may be a champion at getting caught

Fisherman Trevor Slifka, of Rochester, says he believes he may also have caught a potential state record fish on the St. Croix river recently. He submitted this photo of the catch from October. Courtesy photo

A Stillwater man says based on the video and photos of the fish pulled from the frozen St. Croix River on Saturday by a Jordan, Minn., angler, it's the third time that sturgeon has been pulled out of the river.

Lee Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill (right) with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis walk at a horse farm in the United Kingdom on Nov. 15, 1968. 15th November 1968. Evening Standard | Hulton Archive | Getty Images

Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who made friends worldwide even as she bonded and competed with her older sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85.

U.S. masses aid along Venezuelan border as some humanitarian groups warn of risks

Some aid workers are being denounced as opposition activists and there are fears that all aid could be blocked. The situation could soon resemble a "medieval siege," warns an analyst in Caracas.

Interior Department's push to limit public records requests draws criticism

A worker arrives at the Department of the Interior on Jan. 28, 2019, in Washington. Mark Wilson | Getty Images

The rule would give the agency greater discretion over how it handles public records requests. It also allows a cap on the number of documents Interior processes for individuals and organizations every month.

An Italian town fell silent so the sounds of a Stradivarius could be preserved

A security guard blocks off the recording area outside the Violin Museum in Cremona, Italy. Chris Livesay for NPR

The mayor of Cremona, Italy, blocked traffic during five weeks of recording and asked residents to please keep quiet so master musicians could play four instruments -- note by note -- for posterity.

Minnesota curlers win national titles

John Landsteiner of Duluth delivers a stone during the 2019 USA Curling Nationals at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Emil Lippe | Kalamazoo Gazette via AP

Minnesota is well-represented on the winning women's and men's teams at the 2019 USA Curling National Championship.

State Department: Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador

U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert introduces Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) during a news conference on May 29, 2018, in Washington. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images

Heather Nauert, picked by President Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.

Authorities ID three who died in Hubbard County shootings

Thee people dead after an officer-involved shooting in Nevis, Minn. Matt Henson | WDAY

Authorities have identified the three people who died in a series of shootings late Thursday in northern Minnesota's Hubbard County.

40 cars from coal train derail in northern Minnesota

Forty cars from a coal train derailed Saturday morning along the St. Louis River in northeastern Minnesota.

Munich security conference reveals growing rift between U.S. and its allies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shake hands during the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Sven Hoppe | AFP | Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a standing ovation for a speech that critiqued U.S. foreign policy. Meanwhile, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence defended American global leadership.

As more electric cars arrive, what's the future for gas-powered engines?

The vast majority of American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that's poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market -- albeit not as quickly as environmental activists might like.

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

President Trump speaks on border security during a Rose Garden gathering at the White House on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 in Washington. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images

President Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement.

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