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December 14, 2018
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
An aerial shot of Industrial Park Road, with markers superimposed to indicate properties that will be assessed. Project image / City of Baxter
Baxter City Council: Roadway reconstruction project takes shape for 2019
December 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
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
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
Motorists traveling south on Highway 371 in Pequot Lakes are reminded they can still exit to get into town. Echo Journal file photo.
Pequot Lakes: Council paves way for another highway billboard
December 14, 2018 - 6:00am
Crow Wing County Land Services Director Gary Griffin seeks approval from the board of commissioners at its Tuesday, Dec. 11, meeting to purchase new software that would be more efficient, save money, improve accuracy. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board approves software purchase - saves money, improves accuracy
December 14, 2018 - 5:00am
Graphic: Kodet Architectural Group
Pine River-Backus Schools: $16.2 million in projects outlined - Feedback meetings scheduled
December 14, 2018 - 4:00am
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
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
Gov.-elect Walz turns down Trump invitation, cites workload
December 13, 2018 - 4:00pm