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December 16, 2017
From left, President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray at an event at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., a training program for domestic and foreign law enforcement officers, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Earlier Friday, Trump escalated his criticism of the FBI over the investigation of possible links between Russia and his campaign, calling the inquiry a "very sad thing to watch." (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
After Alabama loss, Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms
17 hours 22 min ago
CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity
18 hours 53 min ago
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks during an interview at a  Havana, Cuba, hotel, Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters
They call Tina Smith the 'velvet hammer.' Here's why.
23 hours 14 min ago
December 15, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Dayton, Fischbach keep it light over lunch
December 15, 2017 - 7:06pm
North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck. Darren Gibbins / Forum News Service
ND state employees give mixed reviews in job survey
December 15, 2017 - 6:35pm
Governor Doug Burgum opened North Dakota's 65th legislative assembly in front of a joint session of the legislature where he delivered his first State of the State address. Gov. Burgum touched on a number of topics in the address but a continuing theme was lifelong education. "Learning begins with humility. Everyone has something to teach us," he said. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Burgum to deliver State of the State Address next month
December 15, 2017 - 6:33pm
Former Fargo police officer David Boelke, second from right, appealed his firing before the City Commission on Monday, Nov. 27, at City Hall. Tu-Uyen Tran / The Forum
ND officer board: Fired Fargo cop didn't violate code of conduct
December 15, 2017 - 5:19pm
Petition format approved for ND marijuana ballot measure
December 15, 2017 - 2:41pm
A lawmaker accused of molesting a teen killed himself. His widow calls it a 'high-tech lynching.'
December 15, 2017 - 2:08pm
FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with staff at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Dec. 5, 2017. (Virginia Mayo/ Pool via The New York Times)
Trump allies: Tillerson hasn't 'learned his lesson'
December 15, 2017 - 9:18am
December 14, 2017
FILE -- A photo illustration depicting Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Instead of running from criticism about the Trump administration’s attempts to dismantle landmark rules that guarantee an open internet, Pai has embraced it, becoming the target of many angry protests as a result. (Illustration: The New York Times; Photo: Christopher Gregory/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation
December 14, 2017 - 3:01pm
Lee Barnett of West Fargo, one of the medical marijuana proponents who spoke at a meeting Thursday, Dec. 14, said frustrated supporters might try to legalize recreational marijuana use because of the delays and costly requirements legislators have imposed on the law passed with nearly 64 percent voter approval. Patrick Springer / The Forum
As ND waits for medical pot, frustrated supporters foresee a voter backlash
December 14, 2017 - 1:43pm
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) during a town hall meeting at the Gonzales Municipal Building in Gonzales, Texas, July 2, 2013. Farenthold, who is wary of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants on the overhaul bill for the nation's immigration laws but may be open to other changes, represents a district that is half Hispanic but is considered a safe Republican seat. (Jennifer Whitney/The New York Times)
Farenthold won't seek re-election amid allegations of sexual harassment
December 14, 2017 - 11:05am
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., makes his way to a meeting in Washington about the tax bill on Dec. 1. Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary
McCain, battling brain cancer, in Walter Reed from effects of treatment
December 14, 2017 - 10:01am
Ryan Rauschenberger
Impact of fed tax bill in ND remains unknown, Rauschenberger says
December 14, 2017 - 8:51am