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  1. apocalypse wow
    Gianforte Under the Tuscan Sun While Yellowstone Was UnderwaterThe Montana governor refused to say where he was during his state’s crisis — until he was caught dining in a hill town in the Italian countryside.
  2. transportation
    Amtrak Train Derails in Montana, Killing 3 PeopleAs many as 50 people were injured. The cause of the derailment, which sent eight cars off the tracks, is not yet clear.
  3. coronavirus stimulus
    GOP Governors End COVID Unemployment Benefits to Make People Go Back to WorkSouth Carolina governor Henry McMaster has opted out of federal payments because they are often “greater than the worker’s previous paychecks.”
  4. 2020 elections
    Another Deep-Red State Votes to Expand MedicaidIn a fairly close vote, Missouri became the 38th state to sign on, even as Republicans try to cripple the Affordable Care Act.
  5. supreme court
    Roberts Rejoins Supreme Court Conservatives to Boost Religious SchoolsIt was a relatively narrow decision but it showed where a future Supreme Court committed to expanding religious privileges might go.
  6. vision 2020
    Bullock, Sestak Drop Out of 2020 Presidential RaceBullock had a great electability argument. But he got into the race late and then failed to make enough of a mark.
  7. Trump Adds #MeToo Movement Jab to Unhinged Rally RepertoireHe gave his usual Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” attack some new layers of racism and sexism.
  8. In 49 States, Trump Is Even Less Popular Now Than When He Was InauguratedThe president’s doing better in the polls lately. But overall, his popularity since taking office has been in a long slide.
  9. Body-Slammed Reporter Claims Congressman Gianforte Won’t Grant Him an InterviewThough Gianforte told the reporter, “I look forward to sitting down with you” in front of a judge.
  10. GOP Congressman-elect Sentenced to Community Service for Assaulting ReporterBody-slamming a journalist has worked out pretty well for Greg Gianforte.
  11. 6 Takeaways From Montana’s Special ElectionMontana’s special election has many lessons, but it’s unclear if it tells us a lot about the remaining contests of 2017, much less the 2018 midterms.
  12. oh congress
    Why Gianforte’s Assault Charge Won’t Prevent Him From Serving in CongressIt’s fairly common for members of Congress to face charges, and even a jail sentence wouldn’t disqualify him.
  13. Greg Gianforte’s Election-Eve Self-Sabotage Is One for the History BooksYou have to go back to a disastrous 1962 election-night speech by Alabama’s Jim Folsom to find a parallel to Gianforte’s last-minute self-sabotage.
  14. Montana GOP Candidate Allegedly ‘Body Slams’ Journalist, Is Charged With AssaultThree local papers have rescinded their endorsements following the election eve incident.
  15. Both Parties Are Spinning Hard in Montana’s Strange, Evolving Special ElectionFinal question in a nationalized context between the parties: Who will vote on a Thursday before a holiday weekend?
  16. Far From the Beltway Madness, Montanans Battle in a Special ElectionIn a Trump state that still has ticket-splitters, populist Democrat Quist is within striking distance.
  17. Move to Missoula If You Want to Survive the Zombie ApocalypseResearchers at Cornell University advise staying away from Pennsylvania if you want to hide when the world ends.
  18. early and awkward
    Plagiarizing Senator John Walsh Drops OutHe’s no longer running in November. 
  19. early and awkward
    Army War College Opens Official Inquiry Into John Walsh Plagiarism CaseThings just keep looking worse for the senator.
  20. crimes and misdemeanors
    Montana Teacher Convicted of Rape Set to Go Free TodayOne-month sentence is over.
  21. crimes and misdemeanors
    Montana Judge Barred From Do-Over in Outrageous Rape CaseWhat a mess.
  22. crimes and misdemeanors
    Montana Judge on Absurd 30-Day Sentence for Rape: Oops, Never MindA new hearing has been scheduled for Friday.
  23. crimes and misdemeanors
    Judge Who Gave Light Sentence to Teen’s Rapist Won’t Resign Despite ProtestsBut he’s apologized for his comments.
  24. crimes and misdemeanors
    Montana Teacher Gets 30 Days in Rape of StudentThe judge said the girl “seemed older than her chronological age.”
  25. pranks for the memories
    A Real-Life Emergency Broadcast Warned of a Fake Zombie ApocalypsePrankenstein monster.
  26. supercentenarians
    World’s Oldest Man Dies at 114Besse Cooper of Georgia, 26 days younger, now takes the title.