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Maduro faces off with US over Venezuela rival’s power claim

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration. Violence flared ...

Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is taking a new approach to ending the partial government shutdown by actually taking votes. But competing bills appear likely to fail Thursday, caught in a poisonous Washington impasse. Either measure would reopen federal agencies and pay 800,000 federal ...

Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded Wednesday night ...

4 Nevada killings put neighbors on edge, no motive disclosed

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nervous neighbors were shining floodlights on their property at night in a northern Nevada community where Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken were killed this month in slayings that authorities blame on a 19-year-old from El Salvador said to be in the U.S. ...

Jasmine Massingill, Minot, charged with misuse of 911 call

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Jasmine Marie Massingill, 28, Minot, is accused of telling a neighbor on Jan. 20 to call 911 because there was a fire when there actually was no fire. Massingill is charged in district court in Minot with Class A misdemeanor misuse of a 911 call. According to a probable cause affidavit ...

State has dismissed child endangerment charge against Lupita Davis

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The state dismissed a Class C felony child endangerment charge on Dec. 14 against Lupita Deannshae Davis. Davis had been accused of exposing four children in her residence to marijuana on Nov. 23. Eddie Lee Coleman, 34, Minot, is charged with child endangerment, fleeing a police officer, ...

Cox graduates from basic military training

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U.S. Air Force Airman Ashley Cox graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cox is the daughter of Tasha Taylor of Minot and Brandon and Hannah Cox of Goose Creek, S.C. She is a 2018 graduate of Stratford High School, Goose Creek.

Spring turkey season set

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 6,025 wild turkey licenses for the 2019 spring hunting season, 370 more than last year. Eleven of the 22 hunting units have more spring licenses than in 2018, seven have fewer and three remain the same. Unit 21 (Hettinger and Adams ...

Banks aid federal workers

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Federal workers trying to make ends meet without paychecks during a government shutdown are getting help from their financial institutions. Local banks and credit unions have p5rograms in place or are offering one-on-one assistance as needed. The Legislature is getting involved as well with ...

State ACLU opposes education bills

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A spokesman for North Dakota United, the state teachers union, said last week that the association has not taken an official position regarding Senate Bill 2136, which would require school districts to offer as an elective “one-half unit of the Old Testament of the Bible or the New Testament ...

Blowing snow and wind chills

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When National Weather Service personnel use words like “nasty” and “dangerous” to describe a weather system it is worthy of paying close attention. A fast moving and powerful cold front is expected to produce ground blizzard conditions throughout much of the state Wednesday afternoon ...

Capitol Chatter

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Brainer or no? “It’s a brainer,” Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, said with a raise of his eyebrows in a news conference Jan. 15. This was in response to a reporter asking about Gov. Doug Burgum’s stance that funding the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project was a “no ...

NDDOT reminds motorists to use caution in blizzard conditions

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is urging motorists to use caution as blizzard conditions are expected in eastern portions of the state Wednesday night and Thursday. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Blizzard Warning for eastern North Dakota from 6 pm Wednesday ...

Buckle up, pay up: Lawmakers drive changes to traffic laws

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Multiple vehicle-related bills have been introduced during this session of the North Dakota Legislature, some of which could cost residents a few extra dollars. Here’s a breakdown of some of the more notable bills: Increasing Fines House Bill 1239 aims to double the base fine for most ...

Lupita Davis, Minot, charged with terrorizing, misuse of 911 call

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Lupita Deannshae Davis, 28, Minot, is accused of calling 911 on Jan. 17 and making false reports to police about a break-in and a shooting. She is charged with Class C felony terrorizing, Class A misdemeanor harassment, and Class A misdemeanor providing false information to law ...

Billie Whiting, Minot, charged with terrorizing

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Billie Whiting, 27, Minot, is accused of chasing her husband with a knife during a domestic violence altercation and stabbing a closed door with a knife when her husband and his mother went into a room and shut the door to get away from her. The alleged victim’s mother called 911 and Whiting ...