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December 28, 2017
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken speaks to supporters at the Machine Shop Event space in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 28. The Democrat scheduled the event to say "thank you" and tell Minnesotans that his voice won't be quieted despite his resignation amidst sexual abuse allegations. His last day in office will be Jan. 2. He will be replaced by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. (Pioneer Press / John Autey)
Franken bids farewell to supporters
December 28, 2017 - 9:22pm
A vessel passes through oil on the surface of the water around the near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana on June 2, 2010. (Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)
Trump rolls back offshore safety rules born from BP oil spill
December 28, 2017 - 8:03pm
December 27, 2017
File photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressing the United Nations General Assembly, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 21, 2017. (Chang W. Lee/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Trudeau says NAFTA 'unpredictability' keeps him awake at night
December 27, 2017 - 2:01pm
December 24, 2017
Minnesota 8th District Rep. Rick Nolan and his daughter Katherine Bensen have come together over the past three years in her fight against lung cancer. (Nolan family photo)
'Enjoy life and make the best of every day': Nolan, daughter discuss her fight with lung cancer
December 24, 2017 - 6:10am
December 22, 2017
GOP idea: Make Democrat lieutenant governor
December 22, 2017 - 8:39pm
Twin Metals gets federal mining leases back
December 22, 2017 - 8:37pm
Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach, R- Paynesville. Fishbach is president of the Minnesota Senate. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Senate)
Fischbach advised to quit Senate: Minnesota solicitor general says state senator can’t also be lieutenant governor
December 22, 2017 - 12:09am
December 21, 2017
Minnesota unemployment rate drops to lowest rate since Clinton administration
December 21, 2017 - 6:21pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) leaves the House floor after a vote to extend government funding, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 21, 2017. Congress moved closer on Thursday to avoiding a government shutdown this weekend, after the House voted to keep the government funded into January, a move that would kick fights over issues like immigration, surveillance and health care into the new year. (Zach Gibson/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
House passes a short-term spending measure Thursday to avert shutdown
December 21, 2017 - 5:05pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is accompanied by his wife, Franni Bryson, as he arrives at the Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Franken announced Thursday he would resign from the Senate after his support among Democrats crumbled, becoming the highest-profile casualty in the growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment or indiscretions. (Zach Gibson/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
'We're losing the war for truth': Sen. Franken denounces Trump, GOP in final floor speech
December 21, 2017 - 3:11pm
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'It's a Wonderful Life' is a holiday classic. The FBI thought it was communist propaganda.
December 21, 2017 - 9:06am
December 20, 2017
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans celebrate passage of their tax bill at the White House on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
In tax debate, Trump saw himself as marketer in chief
December 20, 2017 - 5:04pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) heads back to his offices before a final vote on tax legislation at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, Dec. 20, 2017. The House planned to move quickly to hold a final vote on the tax bill after the Senate gave its approval early Wednesday morning. (Al Drago for The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Analysis: 10 key takeaways from the Republican tax bill
December 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is joined by other Senate Republicans at a Capitol Hill news conference after passage of the Republican tax plan early Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (Tom Brenner/ The New York Times Copyright 2017)
GOP tax bill passes Congress as Trump prepares to sign it into law
December 20, 2017 - 1:07pm
December 19, 2017
Karin Housley of St. Mary's Point (Courtesy photo)
Minn. GOP state senator announces run for U.S. Senate
December 19, 2017 - 9:48pm