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Albert Henry Ciccel Sr., 89

Born August 19, 1929

Died October 17, 2018

Irvan LaRoy Johnson , 84

Born February 25, 1934

Died October 17, 2018

Elsworth Lewis, 93

Born October 7, 1925

Died October 16, 2018

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After ad gaffe, North Dakota's Heitkamp apologizes in Senate debate
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

North Dakota Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, facing a tough re-election fight, opened her debate on Thursday with Republican challenger Kevin Cramer by apologizing for a recent ad that named sex assault survivors without their consent.

Lawmakers to quiz Trump-Russia probe overseer Rosenstein
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

Republican lawmakers will next week question Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. Justice Department official who oversees a special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow, committee chairmen said on Thursday.

Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

Two of President Donald Trump's top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said.

Ex-FBI agent charged with leaking sentenced to 48 months
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

A federal judge in Minnesota sentenced former FBI agent Terry Albury to 48 months in prison on Thursday for leaking classified information to a journalist, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Thousands in U.S. South may not be able to cast ballots in early voting
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

Thousands of voters in Tennessee were at risk of being blocked from casting regular ballots when early voting opened this week, as officials struggled to process a surge of new registrations ahead of Nov. 6 elections to determine control of the U.S. Congress.

Florida's Republicans feel brunt of hurricane in upcoming election
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

Two days after Katherine Shimonis returned to her home in the Florida Panhandle to find it destroyed by Hurricane Michael, she went to her local post office, which was empty and without power, and shouldered her way through the front door.

Democratic victory in November would put Trump under microscope
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

If Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate next month, nearly every aspect of Donald Trump's presidency could face swift examination – from his long-elusive tax returns to possible business ties with Russia and conflicts of interest, congressional sources say.

Democrats question plan for new FBI HQ near Trump's DC hotel
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

Five senior Democratic members of Congress have questioned what they say is a Trump administration plan to build a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation across the street from Donald Trump's downtown Washington hotel.

Trump administration asks high court to halt climate change case
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday for a second time asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin withdraws from Saudi conference
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said he would no longer attend next week's investment conference in Saudi Arabia, as the Trump administration awaited the outcome of investigations into missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Democrat O'Rourke winning the Hispanic vote in Texas - but it's not enough
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

In a packed Texas convention center, Democrat Beto O'Rourke drew cheers last weekend with a blistering critique of Republican rival Ted Cruz's support for deporting young undocumented immigrants, part of a stump speech aimed at inspiring Hispanic voters in the country's most expensive and closely watched Senate race.

How Democrats hope to obtain Trump's tax returns
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2018

The U.S. Congress could request President Donald Trump's tax returns under a seldom-used 1924 law, which Democrats say they plan to invoke promptly if they win control of the House of Representatives or the Senate in the Nov. 6 elections.