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  • Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin spokesman on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Tru ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:43 am
  • Republicans showing less enthusiasm for investigations in the Trump era

    WASHINGTON – The Republicans' ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:37 am
  • Russia cloud over President Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

    WASHINGTON – Questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia are hardly going to disappear with the firing of national security adviser Mich ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 3:33 pm
  • Michael Flynn quit because he'd become 'lightning rod,' Conway says

    WASHINGTON – National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts with a Russian ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Library of Congress store removes misspelled Trump poster

    WASHINGTON – An inauguration poster of President Donald Trump that included a misspelling in a quote has been removed from the online store of the Lib ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 12:34 pm
  • Official: Flynn not 'certain' on sanctions talk with Russia

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's national security adviser addressed U.S. sanctions against Russia in his conversations with the country's ambass ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Protest marks public school visit by new education secretary Betsy DeVos

    WASHINGTON – Angry activists shouted "stand up, fight back" and one protester was arrested, as Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a public school Fri ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 1:51 pm
  • In shift, Trump tells Xi he will honor 'one China' policy

    BEIJING – President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington's long-standing "one China" policy in a call with Beijing's leader, a move that could ease ange ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 8:47 am
  • 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff:' Kellyanne Conway in ethical hot water after comments on Nordstrom, Ivanka Trump

    NEW YORK – The White House has "counseled" a top aide to President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump's fashion line during a national cable ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 2:59 pm
  • Lawmakers aim to make Obama's birthday a holiday in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers from Chicago have proposed legislation to make former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Trump's pick for labor secretary hired undocumented worker

    WASHINGTON – Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder acknowledged Tuesday that he had employed an undocumented worker as a housekeeper, putting him agai ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Sycamore to use collection service to bring in parking meter fines

    SYCAMORE – Those who neglect to pay parking meter fines in Sycamore now will be hearing from a debt collector after ignoring the city’s notices longer ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • DeKalb mayoral candidates discuss economic development at public forum

    DeKALB – Economic development was a primary topic of discussion as all four mayoral candidates outlined their plans for the city during an open forum ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • Sandwich to take another shot at sales tax increase

    SANDWICH – City leaders are hoping to educate voters about what they say is a needed sales tax increase before the April election after a nearly ident ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 4:37 pm
  • 2 states say allowing President Trump's travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees an ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 8:26 am
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