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December 9, 2017
Blackduck City Council approves budget
December 9, 2017 - 6:43pm
December 8, 2017
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
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
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) arrives for a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 29, 2017. A half-dozen Democratic senators, all women, called for Franken's resignation on Dec. 6 after a sixth woman came forward to charge that he had made an improper advance on her. Al Drago/ copyright 2017 The New York Times
Senate Democrats call on Franken to resign
December 6, 2017 - 11:18am
A guide leads American tourists near the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, Dec. 6, 2017. President Trump plans to name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, upending nearly seven decades of American foreign policy. Uriel Sinai / copyright 2017 The New York Times
'It's catastrophic:' US allies reject Trump's expected Jerusalem pronouncement
December 6, 2017 - 10:27am
December 5, 2017
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm