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May 8, 2018
Dayton continues push for 'emergency' school funding
May 8, 2018 - 8:35pm
Minnesota 8th Congressional District Democratic candidates Jason Metsa (from left), Kirsten Hagen Kennedy, Leah Phifer, Joe Radinovich, and Michelle Lee gather to decide who speaks first at the 8th District Democratic convention in Duluth. Phifer is no longer in the race. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
‘Did I change anything?’ — Phifer reflects on her now finished 8th District campaign
May 8, 2018 - 8:06pm
St. Louis County Attorney's Office adds two positions
May 8, 2018 - 7:52pm
Duluth, Midway Twp. file Supreme Court appeal
May 8, 2018 - 6:45pm
In a photo released by the White House on April 26, 2018, CIA director Mike Pompeo meets with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, over the Easter weekend. Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate as President Donald Trump’s next secretary of State on April 26; a summit between Kim and Trump is expected to take place in June. (The White House via The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Pompeo heads to North Korea for second visit as anticipation builds over Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un
May 8, 2018 - 3:11pm
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, leaves federal court in New York after a hearing, April 26, 2018. One question surrounding Cohen’s payment to a former pornographic film star is whether it was intended to influence the election by suppressing a claim that could have hurt Trump’s chances. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump lawyer Cohen puts up $9 million Manhattan apartment against bank debts
May 8, 2018 - 3:03pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) speaks to reporters during a weekly news conference with House leadership, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 8, 2018. (Tom Brenner/ The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
After weeks of controversy, Paul Ryan swears the House chaplain back into office
May 8, 2018 - 2:42pm
President Donald Trump signs a presidential memorandum on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, May 8, 2018. President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and isolating the United States among its Western allies. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump announces plan to pull out of Iran nuclear deal despite pleas from European leaders
May 8, 2018 - 2:30pm
FILE -- President Donald Trump, left, meets with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) at the White House on Dec. 13, 2017. Interior Department emails obtained by The New York Times in a lawsuit indicate that oil exploration was the central factor in the decision to scale back the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Orrin Hatch apologizes to John McCain for funeral comment: 'I shouldn't have said anything'
May 8, 2018 - 2:01pm
EPA memo that justified Scott Pruitt's first-class travel. The memo was obtained by The Washington Post under a public records request.
Photo by: EPA — Obtained by The Washington Post
Obtained EPA memo shows argument for Pruitt's first-class travel
May 8, 2018 - 10:38am
File photo. Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, at a news conference in Manhattan, July 19, 2016. Before his abrupt resignation May 7, 2018, after four women accused him of physical assault, Schneiderman cultivated an image as an advocate for women. He denied abusing the women, saying in a statement: “In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity." (Bryan Thomas/The New York
New York's attorney general resigns after four women accuse him of physical abuse
May 8, 2018 - 9:58am
Drug executives to testify before Congress about role in opioid crisis
May 8, 2018 - 9:09am
The NRA's new president, Oliver North, is notorious for his role in an illicit arms deal
May 8, 2018 - 8:19am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets Chinese President Xi again
May 8, 2018 - 8:16am
May 7, 2018
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, seen here on March 20, has pushed for raising the amount that low-income families are expected to pay for rent. Bloomberg photo by Eric Thayer
Proposed HUD hikes could hurt locally
May 7, 2018 - 7:44pm