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After walking picket lines, shaping legislation, Abdirahman Muse takes Biden administration post
The longtime advocate for East African workers joined the U.S. Department of Labor last month as a senior adviser in the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Abdi, 43, was appointed to the position by the Biden administration. 
Homelessness advocacy groups push back against Duluth proposal to ban camping on city land
A proposal earlier this week from Duluth officials to make sleeping on city land a misdemeanor crime is getting pushback from social service agencies that serve people experiencing homelessness in the city.
Klobuchar undergoes outpatient procedure, says she is ‘cancer-free’
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she will undergo precautionary radiation treatment, after an outpatient procedure to remove a small spot found during a routine exam. She said her doctor declared her “cancer-free.”
After Biden's debate performance, the presidential race is unchanged
The poll also found that, at this point, no other mainstream Democrat who has been mentioned as a replacement for the president on the ticket does better than President Biden.
Biden says during press conference he’s going to ‘complete the job’ despite calls to bow out
President Joe Biden used his highly anticipated news conference Thursday to deliver a forceful defense of his foreign and domestic policies, and batted away questions about his ability to serve another four years even as he flubbed a reference to Donald Trump in one of his first answers.
Trump lawyers press judge to overturn hush money conviction after Supreme Court immunity ruling
Donald Trump’s lawyers are urging the judge in his New York hush money case to overturn his conviction and dismiss the case in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on presidential immunity.
Marathon Oil reaches $241 million settlement with EPA for environmental violations in North Dakota
The federal government announced a $241.5 million settlement with Marathon Oil on Thursday for alleged air quality violations at the company’s oil and gas operations in the Forth Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
Biden is holding a rare solo news conference to try to show he’s up for this campaign
President Biden’s first formal solo news conference of the year is being closely watched to see how he handles curveballs. Many in his own party want him to step back from his reelection bid.
It seems like Project 2025 is everywhere. But what is it?
After calling Project 2025 "ridiculous," Trump continued to distance himself from the conservative roadmap for the next Republican president. Meanwhile, the Biden team wants to tie the plan to Trump.