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December 9, 2018
From left, Joe Peters, William Calli and Julie Zylich chat before a Scouts BSA information session. Last month, the Girl Scouts filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts for creating unfair competition. Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
Recruitment war sets up battle for the sexes
December 9, 2018 - 3:54pm
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)
Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition
December 9, 2018 - 2:20pm
Former FBI Director James Comey appears before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington on June 8, 2017. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Comey defends FBI and himself in interview with House panels
December 9, 2018 - 8:57am
December 8, 2018
The exterior view of the White House on Sept. 8, 2007.  Jay Pickthorn / The Forum
Party on? The White House's holiday press soiree may be a ghost of Christmas past
December 8, 2018 - 5:20pm
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29, 2018.   Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
Congress will have to 'start impeachment' process after Cohen filings, former Nixon counsel says
December 8, 2018 - 2:32pm
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Willmar School Board to meet, hold Truth in Taxation hearing Monday
December 8, 2018 - 12:58pm
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors at the White House in February 2018. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave by year's end, Trump says
December 8, 2018 - 12:44pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is shown in the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 13, 2018. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
McConnell resists pressure to move on criminal justice overhaul, angering some in GOP
December 8, 2018 - 11:13am
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, talks to Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff with the U.S. Army, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Joshua Roberts
Trump announces Gen. Mark Milley as next Joint Chiefs chairman
December 8, 2018 - 10:41am
December 7, 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.MUST CREDIT: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
Federal prosecutors recommend 'substantial' prison term for former Trump lawyer
December 7, 2018 - 8:41pm
Elder abuse reform returning to Minnesota Legislature as advocacy groups search for consensus
December 7, 2018 - 8:16pm
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, arrives at federal court in Washington on June 15, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson.
Mueller says Manafort told 'discernible lies,' including about contacts with employee alleged to have Russian intelligence ties
December 7, 2018 - 5:35pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Granite Falls held a ceremony Thursday to turn on a newly-installed LED lighting system to illuminate its historic pedestrian bridge over the Minnesota River.
Granite Falls adds warm colors to a dark, cold winter's night
December 7, 2018 - 12:24pm
Sports betting would be allowed in the 22 Deadwood casinos if the proposed amendment is approved. The city of Deadwood receives up to $6.8 million in revenue from its gaming operations each year. Tom Griffith / South Dakota News Watch
Deadwood officials leading effort to legalize sports betting in South Dakota
December 7, 2018 - 11:34am
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House in Washington, Dec. 7, 2018. Trump on Friday said he intended to nominate William Barr, who served as attorney general during the first Bush administration from 1991 to 1993, to return as head of the Justice Department. Trump also announced that Heather Nauert, the chief State Department spokeswoman, is his pick to be the next ambassador to the United Nations. (Samuel Corum/Copyright 2018/The New York Times)
Trump says he'll nominate William Barr as US attorney general
December 7, 2018 - 9:57am
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