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December 8, 2017
Attorney general: ND medical pot law still requires two-thirds legislative vote to amend
December 8, 2017 - 8:45pm
FILE — Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and fellow Republicans rally against a Democratic health insurance reform bill, outside Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 17, 2009. Franks, one of the most ardent conservatives in Congress, was planning to resign from Congress on Dec. 7, 2017, according to a Republican official familiar with his decision. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Rep. Trent Franks, facing ethics investigation, says he will resign immediately
December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser, before a news conference with President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 12, 2017. (Al Drago/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser, to depart White House
December 8, 2017 - 12:47pm
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., seen in May 2013 in Washington, D.C., has resigned effective Jan. 31. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Arizona Rep. Franks to resign, says he asked female staff to bear his child
December 8, 2017 - 7:06am
December 7, 2017
Ryan Rauschenberger
Tax bill could hit ND state revenues, tax commissioner says
December 7, 2017 - 5:45pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their Franken following sexual misconduct allegations. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologizes at a news conference Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, after several women accused him of unwanted touching. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Text of Franken resignation speech
December 7, 2017 - 12:52pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., shown during a committee meeting in March 2017, says he's ashamed and embarrassed by allegations he groped women. Melina Mara / Washington Post
Analysis: Franken resignation sounded strikingly similar to 2008 apology
December 7, 2017 - 12:27pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Timeline of Franken sexual misconduct allegations
December 7, 2017 - 11:11am
Franken announces resignation from U.S. Senate
December 7, 2017 - 10:35am
FILE-- The newly reopened American Embassy in Havana, July 20, 2015. (Meridith Kohut/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Chirps, hums and phantom noises - how bizarre events in Cuba changed embassy workers' brains
December 7, 2017 - 8:26am
December 6, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
North Dakota Rep. Kathy Hogan, D-Fargo, discusses the Legislature's sexual harassment policy Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. John Hageman / Forum News Service
North Dakota legislators want updated sexual harassment policy
December 6, 2017 - 12:57pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 26, 2017. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Heitkamp joins senators calling for Franken to step down
December 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
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