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U.S. judge restores Endangered Species Act protections to Great Lakes gray wolves

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Shutdown: Minn. court oks background checks during shutdown

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ordered the state Department of Human Services to restart background checks for those who work with vulnerable populations as the state's government shutdown reaches its seventh day.

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Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin also ruled Thursday that several services should continue, including emergency aid programs and blind training.

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