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December 14, 2018
Audit assesses Minnesota medical assistance oversight: State has room to improve, report says
December 14, 2018 - 5:30pm
Members of a legislative task force considering ways to reduce cases of discrimination and harassment in the Statehouse met Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers weigh how to combat sexual harassment
December 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Chicken-egg sized diamond found in Canada's frozen north
December 14, 2018 - 3:57pm
A Wall Street sign in New York on May 25, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Michael Nagle.
Dow sheds 500 points on weaker economic outlook for China
December 14, 2018 - 3:53pm
Leslie McCrae Dowless sits in his kitchen in Bladenboro, North Carolina. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Justin Kase Conder for The Washington Post
N.C. candidate sought out aide, despite warnings on his tactics
December 14, 2018 - 2:05pm
President Donald Trump returns to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after a trip to Kansas City, Dec. 7, 2018. Trump hinted that he may be willing to forego a Christmastime shutdown battle with Democrats over his demands for billions of dollars for his border wall, hours before a Dec. 11 meeting with Democratic congressional leaders aimed at breaking a year-end spending impasse. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
White House: Administration takes no responsibility for death of girl in Border Control custody
December 14, 2018 - 1:49pm
The Taracena children await the first bell on their first day of school in Talent, Ore., Sept. 5, 2018. When their Guatemalan mother was picked up by the Border Patrol in June, the two children were taken away for nearly two months. Now they are starting school in America while she tries to get asylum. (Kayla Reefer/The New York Times/ 2018)
In custody of Border Control, 7-year-old Guatemalan dies of dehydration
December 14, 2018 - 11:55am
Then Sen. Jon Kyl, a Republican from Arizona, speaks at an American Bankers Association conference in Washington on April 1, 2009. Bloomberg photo by Brendan Smialowski
Kyl plans to resign Arizona Senate seat, clearing way for another GOP appointment
December 14, 2018 - 11:12am
President Donald Trump meets with newly-elected governors at the White House in Washington, Dec. 13, 2018. From left: Ron DeSantis of Florida, Trump and Mike DeWine of Ohio. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Revelations about hush money and Russian interference renew debate over the legitimacy of Trump's 2016 win
December 14, 2018 - 10:49am
North Dakota granted background check waiver for child care providers
December 14, 2018 - 10:30am
Mick Mulvaney, currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, will replace John Kelly as President Trump's chief of staff. (Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford)
Trump names budget director Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff
December 14, 2018 - 10:25am
Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz talks during a news conference at his transition office at the state Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, Nov. 8. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
500 apply for 23 commissioner posts under Walz
December 14, 2018 - 9:47am
Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to President Donald Trump, said during an interview Sunday on CNN that "I'm a victim of sexual assault." MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Joshua Roberts
George Conway calls Trump a liar after Kellyanne Conway defends the president on TV
December 14, 2018 - 8:57am
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and longtime fixer, leaving federal court in New York, Aug. 21, 2018. The Manhattan district attorney’s office is considering pursuing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials in connection with Cohen’s hush money payment to an adult film actress. (Andres Kudacki/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Cohen says Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong, contradicting his former boss
December 14, 2018 - 8:44am
December 13, 2018
Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, left, speaks to members of the media while attorney Michael Avenatti listens outside Federal Court in New York on Mon April 16, 2018. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
Trump shifts as denials of payoffs prove to be lies
December 13, 2018 - 9:11pm