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Attorney General William Barr arrives for a meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill about expiring intelligence provisions, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Barr meets with Senate GOP to push surveillance renewals

Feb. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr met with lawmakers Tuesday to encourage them to extend expiring surveillance authorities, making his first visit to Capitol Hill since news broke a week ago that he had contemplated resigning over President Donald Trump's refusal to heed his warning to stop...

Nicole Donaghy, executive director of North Dakota Native Vote, addresses a crowd of Native American activists and others on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020, in Bismarck, N.D. The group has launched its voter awareness and turnout drive in an effort to build on work begun years ago when American Indians challenged the state's voter identification requirements as an unfair burden and an attempt to suppress the Native American vote. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Native American activists launch get-out-the-vote campaign

Feb. 5, 2020 4:47 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American activists in North Dakota are launching a voter awareness and turnout drive just weeks before the state’s presidential preference caucuses. It’s an effort to build on work begun years ago when American Indians challenged the state's voter identification...

In this image from video, presiding officer Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Question time: What's next in Trump's impeachment trial

Jan. 29, 2020 6:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With opening arguments wrapped up in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, senators will now get a chance to ask questions. But the normally loquacious politicians will still have to keep silent, as their questions can only be submitted in writing. The question-and-answer...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., departs the chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, after the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress ended for the day. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

GOP lacks votes to block trial witnesses, McConnell concedes

Jan. 28, 2020 9:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded late Tuesday, a potentially major hurdle for Trump's hopes to end the trial with a quick acquittal. Earlier, Trump's lawyers concluded his defense...

North Dakota State linebackers Jasir Cox (31), Aaron Mercadel (55), and Jabril Cox (42) celebrate after beating James Madison 28-20 in FCS championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)

North Dakota State football team to return to White House

Jan. 27, 2020 9:27 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State football team will be returning to the White House for a second year in a row after winning another FCS national championship. Sen. Kevin Cramer tweeted over the weekend that President Donald Trump invited the team for a return visit after their perfect 16-0...

In this Jan. 30, 2019 photo provided by Sen. Kevin Cramer's office, Tommy Fisher, right, talks with Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., at the lawmaker's office in Washington, D.C. Fisher runs Fisher Sand & Gravel, the North Dakota company that won a $400 million contract to build part of the border wall. But the contract is now being audited over concern it may not meet requirements.  (Sen. Kevin Cramer's office via AP)

Winner of $400M border wall contract: 'a gung-ho, smart guy'

Jan. 4, 2020 11:45 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher peered into a Fox News camera and talked up his North Dakota-based company's ability to build a border wall faster and cheaper than others could, with technology “so revolutionary, it's like comparing the iPhone to a pay phone.” Fisher Sand and Gravel, he...