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Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

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Kofi Annan left the United Nations more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights _ and until his death was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations working together to growing nationalism. More>>

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Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

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A so-called tort reform proposal on Arkansas' ballot that expected little trouble winning passage in deeply red Arkansas is running into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally. More>>

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

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As jurors in Virginia weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another, separate trial looming in the nation's capital. More>>

Republican insurgent gives Wyoming Senate incumbent a fight

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Wealthy businessman and political outsider Dave Dodson takes on low-key incumbent Sen. John Barrasso in Wyoming Republican primary. More>>

Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

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A federal judge has upheld HUD's decision to delay an Obama-era antidiscrimination rule. More>>

AP source: Omarosa has video, audio, texts

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's stash of documentation is said to include video, emails, text message and other material. More>>

Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

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President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.". More>>

Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation

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Minnesota Democrats are endorsing Rep. Keith Ellison in his bid for state attorney general, despite an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend. More>>

Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

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Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his career and ability to walk led to politics _ and he's giving Democrats hopes of capturing South Dakota governor for the first time in over four decades. More>>

Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

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The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public. More>>

AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's stash of documentation is said to include video, emails, text message and other material. More>>

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

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Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his party won the most votes in last month's election despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf. More>>

Pacifist, socialist leader David McReynolds dead at 88

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Longtime pacifist and socialist activist David McReynolds has died at age 88. McReynolds died Friday in a hospital after suffering a fall in his New York City apartment. More>>

Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

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The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from gaining access to financial records related to his Washington hotel. More>>

Somali-American candidate: Wants to 'instill hope in people'

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Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota legislator heavily favored to become a new Muslim voice in Congress, says she wants to get people talking about the kind of nation the U.S. should be. More>>

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

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Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor. More>>

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

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Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe. More>>

DC judge: For now, no need to accept new DACA applications

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A federal judge won't require the Trump administration to process new applications to a federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation. More>>

California governor grants pardons to 3 facing deportation

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California Gov. Jerry Brown is pardoning three former prisoners who otherwise face deportation to Cambodia, including one who served six years for murder and has since become a youth pastor. More>>

Cuomo on his 'inartful' remark: 'Of course America is great'

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was "inartful" when he said America "was never that great.". More>>

Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

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The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial is refusing to release the names of jurors. More>>

US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

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APNewsBreak: Citing increased contributions from anti-IS coalition partners, the Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict. More>>

US intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces for rights abuses

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The U.S. Treasury is slapping sanctions on Myanmar security forces for their alleged involvement in violent campaigns against ethnic minorities across the Southeast Asia nation. More>>

US to send hospital ship to Colombia amid refugee crisis

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon will send a hospital ship to Colombia to help cope with strains on medical systems caused by the Venezuelan refugee crisis. More>>

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

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President Donald Trump's admission that he is going after security clearances to punish those involved in the Russia probe underscores the president's willingness to use his executive power to try to derail the investigation. More>>

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

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Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse says he rejects results proclaiming incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a runoff presidential election. More>>

Is the ever-weird Florida man becoming Florida politician?

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Florida's penchant for the weird and strange may be spreading to its politicians. More>>

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

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Pakistani lawmakers gather in parliament to elect former cricket star turned politician Imran Khan as prime minister. More>>

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

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Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe. More>>

Trump blames DC, as military parade plans unravel over costs Video included

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The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. More>>

Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

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Former Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell has died following complications from a rare form of cancer. More>>

Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

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Alaska's elections director says the state is ready for Tuesday's primary, including having a supply of questioned ballot envelopes. More>>

US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats. More>>

Trump attends Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

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President Donald Trump is in the Hamptons for a closed-door fundraiser being hosted by one of his closest friends. More>>

The Latest: Trump blames DC for military parade cancellation

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President Donald Trump says he is canceling his plans for now for a military parade through the streets of Washington because the price was "ridiculously high.". More>>

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

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Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states. More>>

Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors Video included

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The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has ended its first day of deliberations. More>>

The Latest: 60 more ex-CIA officials criticize Trump

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President Donald Trump says he expects to "quickly" revoke the security clearance for the Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm that commissioned the dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. More>>

The Latest: Manafort jury sent home for the weekend Video included

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The jury has begun its second day of deliberations in the tax and bank fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. More>>

Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing federal judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. More>>

Clarification: Georgia-Voting Machines story

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Georgia's top election official looks to replace aging voting machines, but not in time for November's midterm elections. More>>

The Latest: Ellison says he won't quit race amid abuse claim

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Rep. Keith Ellison says he won't quit Minnesota's race for attorney general despite a former girlfriend's claim that he physically abused her. More>>

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

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Female veterans are campaigning to change Congress, where those with military experience account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers. More>>

Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

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Ted Cruz is locked in a potentially closer-than-expected battle for re-election and says he'd welcome President Donald Trump visiting Texas again before November, though he doesn't think he'll need the White House's coattails to win. More>>

Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

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President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic. More>>

'Respect' indeed: Aretha flipped man's song into epic anthem Video included

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It's easy to forget that "Respect" wasn't originally Aretha Franklin's song, but the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her. More>>

After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

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Much has changed in the unlikely partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump. More>>

Moroccan feminist activist arrested amid abortion campaign

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A prominent Moroccan feminist who campaigns for abortion access and LGBT rights has been arrested for alleged public drinking and disturbance of order. More>>

Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

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President Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. More>>

Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead Video included

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's deadly assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni is the kind of violence the insurgents are likely to repeat in the run up to parliamentary elections scheduled for October. More>>

Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things' Video included

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AP Interview: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, says President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises. More>>

Dems say they'll sue if they don't get Kavanaugh documents

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Senate Democrats say they will initiate a federal lawsuit if their requests for documents from Brett Kavanaugh's days as an aide to President George W. Bush are denied. More>>

FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal

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FCC chairman tells Senate that WH called about scuttled Sinclair-Tribune deal. More>>

The Latest: Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019 Video included

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The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. More>>

Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military court

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Ugandan pop star, an outspoken government critic, to face military court after clashes. More>>

India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has died

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Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies after a prolonged illness. More>>

US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

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The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. More>>

US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

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America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people". More>>

Recording: Omarosa offered $15,000 a month to be 'positive'

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Omarosa Manigault Newman has released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. More>>

GOP divide emerges over Trump's Space Force

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Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force. More>>

Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

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President Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. More>>

Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

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Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort. More>>

The Latest: Ex-intel leaders admonish Trump in joint letter

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Trump revokes Brenan's clearance, links his decision to Russia probe of election meddling and potential collusion. More>>

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

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Trump revokes Brenan's clearance, links his decision to Russia probe of election meddling and potential collusion. More>>

Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019 Video included

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A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate. More>>

Senate confirms more Trump judges

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The Senate is confirming so many new judges that President Donald Trump has more put more nominees on the circuit court bench in his first two years than other administrations. More>>

Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

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Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he's jumping into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico because he wants to hold the nation's "most powerful Senate seat" to provide an independent swing vote. More>>

Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. More>>

Trump seeks corporate lawyer for US attorney in California

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President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at a major corporate law firm to head the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco. More>>

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

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Kudlow: China is sending trade envoy to Washington for trade talks this month. More>>

Pompeo forms Iran Action Group to run policy after nuke deal

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a special group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. More>>

The Latest: Kudlow: Chinese economy is 'terrible'

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Kudlow: Chinese economy is 'terrible' and 'just heading south'. More>>

The Latest: Jury sends 4 questions to Manafort judge

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The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has submitted a note to the judge with four questions. More>>

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

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Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California. More>>

GOP buys Cuomo ticket to Canada after US greatness comment

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Republicans have bought a bus ticket to Canada for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said America "was never that great.". More>>

Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

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Montana's Democratic governor is in Iowa talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he is still deflecting questions about a 2020 presidential run. More>>

Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

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Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland on Monday. More>>

Big question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on megadonor

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One of the biggest questions in Wisconsin's race for the U.S. Senate is what GOP megadonor Dick Uihlein will do. More>>

Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

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Nevada Democrats are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping to re-create the big wins the state's Hispanic and immigrant community helped deliver in 2016. More>>

Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at the press as newspapers nationwide launch a coordinated pushback on his attacks against what he calls "fake news.". More>>

Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

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Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. More>>

Senate study faults government care of migrant children

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A bipartisan Senate report says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents. More>>

Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

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Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career. More>>

GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says his home state of California is out of touch with voters on everything from the gas tax increase to long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. More>>

White House says it values diversity, won't disclose numbers

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House values diversity, but would not say how many black staffers there are in the West Wing. More>>

Mattis says US will work more closely with Argentina

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina. More>>

UN panel calls on Bahrain to release activist Nabeel Rajab

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UN panel says Bahrain should immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab. More>>

Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

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The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. More>>

Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump Video included

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The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark. More>>

Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

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Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez says he's talked to deputy Keith Ellison about domestic abuse allegations that emerged ahead of Ellison winning his party's nomination for Minnesota attorney general. More>>

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

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Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of series of U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis. More>>

The Latest: Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

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Former CIA director John Brennan says President Donald Trump's move to strip him of his national security clearance is "an abuse of power" by the president. More>>

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic Video included

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President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan. More>>

Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

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Nearly $1.4 million raised and little to show for it: A look inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning. More>>

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues Video included

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Closing arguments set in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial after defense decides not to call any witnesses. More>>

Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance with him. More>>

Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

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Prosecutors say Georgia woman facing the 'longest sentence' ever for leaking to the news media. More>>

The Latest: Manafort jury deliberations to begin Thursday Video included

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Prosecutors are presenting their closing argument in the financial fraud trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. More>>

Educator upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

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A black woman who campaigned on improving education defeated a longtime Democratic state Rep. Fred Kessler in Tuesday's primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee County. More>>

Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas

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Democrats in Kansas got the opponent they wanted in Secretary of State Kris Kobach. More>>

Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries Video included

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Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries. More>>

Gubernatorial candidate challenges mayor with chicken outfit

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A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge another contestant to primary debates. More>>

Ex-Trump campaign manager says Bloomberg is 2020 threat

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President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020. More>>

The Latest: White House says Turkey treated pastor 'badly'

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Turkish media reports say a Turkish court has rejected an appeal for the release of an American pastor from detention. More>>

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority Video included

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Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book. More>>

The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

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President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog.". More>>

Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

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Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary. More>>

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

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In a rare admission of error, the White House has walked back its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African American workers than President Barack Obama. More>>

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

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Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term. More>>

New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe

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New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe, 'injustices of the past'. More>>

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

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Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. More>>

EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

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Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. More>>

Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

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Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control. More>>

Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced

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Omarosa remains defiant as Trump rages, says she won't be silenced even in face of legal challenge. More>>

Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. More>>

Wisconsin state Sen. Vukmir to take on US Sen. Tammy Baldwin

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The Republican primary for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat pits two loyalists to President Donald Trump who agree on most of the issues. More>>

Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

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Trump's feud with Omarosa Manigault Newman takes a legal turn even as it remains rooted in accusations of racism. More>>

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary Video included

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been reported across the state as voters cast their ballots in the primary. More>>

Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

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Trump's political organization often makes a place for displaced White House staffers who agree to keep quiet. More>>

Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

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In poor West Virginia, a scandal over spending by the state's Supreme Court has triggered a move by one branch of government to essentially fire another. More>>

Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices Video included

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'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota. More>>

The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

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Prosecutors say children who were found at a ramshackle New Mexico compound were trained to use firearms and learned other tactical techniques as they prepared to get rid of teachers, law enforcement and other institutions that were considered corrupt. More>>

Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks Video included

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Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries. More>>

Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid fizzled in the Republican primary for his old job, as voters chose County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz in the governor's race. More>>

Somali-American wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary Video included

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Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar has made history by winning a Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress. More>>

Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker Video included

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Wisconsin's primary election will decide which Democrat challenges Republican Gov. Scott Walker this fall and whom Republicans back in a big-money race for U.S. Senate. More>>

Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor. More>>

Steil, 'Iron Stache' to face off for Ryan seat in November

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One of House Speaker Paul Ryan's former aides took a giant step Tuesday toward filling his old boss' seat in Congress, winning a Republican primary to advance to the November election against a union ironworker known for his mustache. More>>

Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins Video included

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Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats win as Trump dominates the GOP. More>>

Nominees for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

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The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot. More>>

Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary Video included

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Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison decided to leave Congress for a chance to make a difference as his state's attorney general, but an ex-girlfriend's late accusation of domestic abuse clouded what had been his race to lose. More>>

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

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President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers. More>>

Cubs' Ben Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robo-umps

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Ben Zobrist told plate umpire Phil Cuzzi he would prefer an "electronic strike zone" before being ejected in the eighth inning of the Chicago Cubs' 7-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. More>>

Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case Video included

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Trial of longtime Washington operator Paul Manafort turning from prosecution to his defense team. More>>

Avenatti discusses policy views as he weighs 2020 bid

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Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of a porn actress, offered some details on his policy views as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House. More>>

Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas' GOP primary

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Unaffiliated voters are at the center of an increasingly contentious battle over who won Kansas's GOP primary for governor with a few hundred votes separating the top two contenders. More>>

APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

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Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is campaigning to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic U.S. senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump. More>>

Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'

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A Jordanian immigrant has been sentenced to death in Texas for the fatal shootings of his son-in-law and daughter's best friend in what prosecutors described as honor killings. More>>

Jimmy Carter backs Democrat in Georgia governor's race

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Former President Jimmy Carter joins Barack Obama in backing Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor; President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Brian Kemp. More>>

Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

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U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated after allegations she misused her authority, used her staff for personal business. More>>

Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI

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Judge orders Georgia congressional candidate jailed through Election Day after DUI conviction. More>>

Mattis heard gunfire outside his hotel in Rio de Janeiro

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he heard gunfire early Tuesday during his stay in Rio de Janeiro. More>>

Mattis says Taliban's tactics endanger Afghan civilians

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's usage of civilian homes as fighting positions is forcing Afghan government forces to move slowly in expelling the insurgents from the city of Ghazni. More>>

Mattis: US needs Space Force to counter Russia, China

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making a pitch to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research. More>>

Secret audio? In Trump world, there's always a tape

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Omarosa's secret tapes not so shocking given that Trump himself, others do it, too. More>>

Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

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Paul Manafort's longtime deputy has admitted he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his boss _ and that he "possibly" was wrongfully reimbursed by Trump's inaugural committee. More>>

What to Watch: Minn., Wis. primaries test loyalty to Trump

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What to Watch: Primaries test allegiances to Trump as voters go to polls in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut. More>>

The Latest: Closing arguments Wednesday in Manafort trial Video included

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The defense in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's tax and fraud trial has rested its case without calling any witnesses. More>>

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

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Trump dares Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warns the Democratic governor of New York that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers". More>>

Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

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A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country. More>>

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after giving a speech that didn't reference the ailing senator once. More>>

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

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A Hong Kong independence activist decried Beijing's rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event. More>>

Poland sets Oct 21 as the date for key local elections

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The Polish government announced that a first round of voting in local elections this fall will take place Oct. 21, with a runoff in mayoral races Nov. 4. More>>

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

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President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead the primary. More>>

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday over book, recordings. More>>

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

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Taliban's ability to attack is raising questions about US plan for ending war in Afghanistan. More>>

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

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Just months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity, China's president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by a wave of economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges. More>>

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial Video included

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A bank executive says he found several red flags with Paul Manafort's finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans. More>>

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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The rival Koreas have begun high-level talks to set the date and the venue for a third summit between their leaders. More>>

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

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The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague. More>>

14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

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One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive, but that isn't stopping him from running. More>>

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

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President Donald Trump is claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called and told him that he wouldn't challenge him for the presidency. More>>

State probe finds immigrant teens not currently being abused

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APNewsBreak: Virginia investigators find no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with mesh bags with their heads covered. More>>

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

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A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. More>>

Marco Rubio's next act won't include another run vs. Trump

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After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary _ and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way _ Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics. More>>

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is releasing an audio recording of a conversation she says she had with President Donald Trump after she was fired from the White House. More>>

Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

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County election officials across Kansas will begin reviewing provisional ballots from last week's primary to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican race for governor. More>>

Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

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Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary, seeking to be the first member of her party to ever win the seat. More>>

Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

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Shifting from Fox News to the White House, Bill Shine takes on task of protecting Trump's image. More>>

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

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The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months. More>>

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for admitting that she secretly recorded her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. More>>

Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

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It may be child's play or signs of serious security problems, but either way Florida election officials are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website. More>>

Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

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Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains. More>>

The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

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President Donald Trump is questioning whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign will be dropped now that the FBI has fired one of Mueller's former investigators. More>>

Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

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The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer. More>>

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