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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Michael Cohen arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. A secret recording between Donald Trump and Cohen discussing payments to a Playboy model has brought renewed attention to the question of whether the candidate and his lawyer sought to stymie politically damaging stories from women ahead of the 2016 presidential election. But it’s not clear that the brief recording, on its own, creates additional legal problems for either man. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 27, 2018 - 1:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret recording of Donald Trump discussing payments to a Playboy model has brought renewed attention to the question of whether — and how — he might have tried to block politically damaging stories ahead of the 2016 presidential election. But it's not clear that the tape, on...
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A sodden donkey doll rests on top of belongings recovered from a flooded basement apartment Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Englewood, Colo. A friend of the renter died in the basement apartment Tuesday, after a small but intense storm flooded it. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 26, 2018 - 6:12 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Rachael Haber only intended to stay a few minutes when she stopped by the basement apartment of a traveling friend to check on her pet cat. While she was there Tuesday, a small but intense storm hit the area south of Denver, unleashing a torrent of rain that rushed through...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting. The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, though with little success. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 23, 2018 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, though with little success. Brett Kavanaugh has met with 23 senators, all of them Republicans, since his nomination two weeks ago. Democratic lawmakers have...
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Laura Oakes
July 19, 2018 - 12:07 pm
Minnesota Congressman Jason Lewis is on the hot seat today defending himself over comments he once made about women during his previous job as a conservative radio talk show host. CNN has a story with audio from a radio show in which Lewis rhetorically asks why he can't call a woman a "slut." Lewis...
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July 13, 2018 - 11:50 am
By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Friday against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. The indictments were announced Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as part of the...
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Sloane Martin
June 20, 2018 - 5:50 am
President Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to visit Duluth in 15 years when he takes the stage Wednesday evening. The president's rally is set to begin at Amsoil Arena at 6:30 p.m. while at least three planned protests over immigration and other policies go on throughout the...
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Adam Carter
June 19, 2018 - 2:02 pm
While he says he doesn't like to see kids separated from families at the US border with Mexico, Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer says he agrees with President Trump that it's on Congress to change the law and stop it. Emmer joined WCCO's Chad Hartman today. He says the Trump administration is simply...
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