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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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In this June 1, 2018, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Warren has released results of a DNA test showing Native American ancestry in an effort to diffuse the issue ahead of any presidential run. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Elizabeth Warren hit with Cherokee backlash over DNA test

Sen. Elizabeth Warren trumpeted Monday DNA test results showing she has a smidgen of Native American blood, although no more than the average U.S. white person, even as Cherokees accused her of dishonoring them with her dubious claims of tribal ancestry. Published October 15, 2018

In this Sept. 14, 2018 photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison is shown in Minneapolis. A Minnesota prosecutor says he'll review allegations of domestic abuse against Ellison only if a formal complaint is first investigated by law enforcement. An ex-girlfriend of Ellison, Karen Monahan, alleges the Democratic congressman dragged her off a bed by her feet in 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota court orders Keith Ellison divorce records unsealed

A county court has ordered Rep. Keith Ellison's divorce records to be unsealed, allowing more scrutiny into the Democrat's private life as he fights off the abuse allegations upending his campaign for Minnesota attorney general. Published October 13, 2018