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Demonstrators gather before before the Women's March in New York, Jan. 20, 2018. (Annie Tritt/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Clad in pink and vowing to vote, activists around the globe flood streets for Women's March
2 hours 29 min ago
Dairy cattle in North Dakota.   Forum News Service file photo
ND economic summit to address farm stresses
7 hours 37 min ago
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) talks with his Chief of Staff Mike Lynch, second from right, and Communications Director Matt House, right, in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Copyright 2018 / New York Times
Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived
8 hours 11 sec ago
January 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate
19 hours 10 min ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. The Senate is heading toward a showdown vote on Friday on legislation to keep the government open past midnight as Democrats appear ready to block it, gambling that President Donald Trump will offer concessions in the face of a crisis. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
McConnell announces vote in last-ditch effort to avert government shutdown
20 hours 38 min ago
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before departing on Marine One to spend the weekend at Camp David, Dec. 16, 2017. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Adult-film star details alleged Trump affair in transcript
20 hours 45 min ago
Gov. Doug Burgum at a January 2018 meeting at Bismarck State College. / Forum News Service
Veto Q&A: A primer on the legal tussle between N.D.'s Legislature and governor
January 19, 2018 - 3:04pm
'I just don't like Muslim people': Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks
January 19, 2018 - 1:05pm
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House passes stopgap spending bill, but a government shutdown still looms
January 19, 2018 - 6:54am
January 18, 2018
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
January 18, 2018 - 9:10pm
An engineering team, in foreground, briefs North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's diversion task force Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Tu-Uyen Tran / Forum News Service
Fargo mayor: New diversion plan could be out in 30 days
January 18, 2018 - 7:44pm
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Senate Democrats gather votes to block spending bill; White House slams Congress over possible shutdown
January 18, 2018 - 4:13pm
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, leaves after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 16, 2018. In a sign that Bannon is cooperating with the inquiry, Bannon will be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel in the Russia investigation instead of testifying before a grand jury, according to a person familiar with the matter. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Bannon battle shows potential conflicts for White House's McGahn
January 18, 2018 - 10:31am
Spies fear former CIA officer may not face justice for suspected role in exposure of agents in China
January 18, 2018 - 7:15am
From left: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi are seen Wednesday during a ceremony for former legislator Bob Dole. Both Republicans and Democrats face intraparty pressures over a short-term spending plan. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill
January 18, 2018 - 7:06am