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Minnesota Law Enforcement officers protect the Minnesota State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn., in the wake of the Electoral College protests Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

4 Minnesota GOP lawmakers silent on blame for Capitol siege

Jan. 7, 2021 5:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The four Republicans in Minnesota's congressional delegation split on whether to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College, but remained silent Thursday on whether President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders bear any blame for the violent attack at the U.S....

Protesters attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn.  (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

Trump backers rally at Minnesota Capitol against Biden win

Jan. 6, 2021 8:13 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered at the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul for what was billed as a “Storm the Capitol” rally on Wednesday to protest against the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Meanwhile,...

In this image made from video released by the State of West Virginia, a nurse administers a coronavirus shot to west Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va. The 69-year-old Republican governor said he would receive a shot before cameras which would make him one of the first top elected officials in the country to get vaccinated. Officials said they want to demonstrate their confidence in the vaccine. (State of West Virginia via AP)

Politicians and vaccines: Set an example or cut in line?

Dec. 23, 2020 11:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations trickled out across the United States, many members of Congress lined up at the Capitol physician's office to get inoculated. President-elect Joe Biden got vaccinated, too, as did Vice President Mike Pence. Both rolled up their sleeves live on...

In this image made from video released by the State of West Virginia, a nurse administers a coronavirus shot to west Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va. The 69-year-old Republican governor said he would receive a shot before cameras which would make him one of the first top elected officials in the country to get vaccinated. Officials said they want to demonstrate their confidence in the vaccine. (State of West Virginia via AP)

Politicians and vaccines: Set an example or cut in line?

Dec. 23, 2020 3:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations trickled out across the United States, many members of Congress lined up at the Capitol physician's office to get inoculated. President-elect Joe Biden got vaccinated, too, as did Vice President Mike Pence. Both rolled up their sleeves live on...

FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ocasio-Cortez raised $240 thousand for six organizations that provide services in her New York City congressional district over the weekend of Nov. 28, 2020, with most of it coming in during a 5-hour livestream when she was playing an online game. (House Television via AP, File)

Gaming for a good cause, Ocasio-Cortez brings in $240K

Dec. 1, 2020 7:36 PM EST

It was gaming for a good cause. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised $240,000 for six organizations that provide services in her New York City congressional district over the weekend, with most of it coming in during a 5-hour livestream when she was playing an online game. Ocasio-Cortez played “Among...