MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Officials of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations say the limited travel ban allowed by the Supreme Court still stokes hatred of Muslims. CAIR-MN executive director Jaylani Hussein says Monday's decision "emboldens" what he calls the Trump administration's "Islamophobic policies." The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries. The court will hear arguments in October.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A nearly $3 million settlement announced Monday in the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile avoids a federal lawsuit that attorneys say could have dragged on for years. Castile's mother has reached the settlement agreement with the city that employed officer Jeronimo Yanez. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter in the July 2016 killing.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota judge is considering whether Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of the Legislature's funding was unconstitutional. The bitter legal dispute between the Democratic governor and Republican-controlled Legislature had its first hearing in Ramsey County court. Chief Judge John Guthmann is also consider an agreement between the two sides to temporarily fund the Legislature through October while the case plays out.
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An eastern Minnesota woman who lost her husband to Lou Gehrig's disease earlier this month is facing another hurdle. KARE-TV reports that 36-year-old Tessie Sylvester from West St. Paul has been diagnosed with cancer. Sylvester received the details about the severity of the cancer the same day her husband, 44-year-old John Sylvester, died.
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