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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

December 16, 2018

Montana at 2:35 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

TRUMP-INVESTIGATIONS

WASHINGTON _ Investigations now entangle Donald Trump’s White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. Less than two years into Trump’s presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with the practices of his late father. On Saturday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke became the fourth Cabinet member to leave under an ethical cloud, having sparked 17 investigations into his actions on the job, by one watchdog’s count. By Calvin Woodward and Julie Pace. SENT: 1,440 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

BLACKFEET HEAD START-EMBEZZLEMENT _ A Montana woman has admitted her role in a scheme in which employees at the Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start program falsely claimed a combined 7,800 hours in overtime pay.

WASTING DISEASE _ Four more deer killed by hunters in Montana have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

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