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Democrat to debate with rare shot at governor's race win

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The first debate in South Dakota's race for governor comes as former rodeo cowboy Billie Sutton is giving Democrats reason to hope they have a shot at the office. More>>

AP Exclusive: Sandra Day O'Connor withdraws from public life

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The first woman on the Supreme Court has stepped back from public life. More>>

'Mavericks needed': McCain Institute wades into election

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'Mavericks needed:' McCain Institute calls for Americans, especially younger ones, to focus on human rights. More>>

The Latest: Trump ramps up immigration rhetoric in Texas

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President Donald Trump says nobody helped him more to cut taxes and regulation than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. More>>

The McCain Institute is looking for a few good mavericks

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'Mavericks needed': McCain Institute calls for Americans, especially younger ones, to focus on human rights. More>>

Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnout

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Early voting has begun across Texas for approximately 15.8 million people who are registered to vote in the midterm elections. More>>

Cuomo, Molinaro to spar in NY gov race's only planned debate

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro are poised to debate in the only such exchange scheduled before next month's election. More>>

Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

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President Donald Trump has escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation". More>>

Cameroon's Biya easily wins 7th term; low Anglophone turnout

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Troops in Cameroon's cities ahead of election announcement as Biya expected to win 7th term. More>>

Amy Schumer took long way around to announce she's pregnant

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Amy Schumer took the long way around to announce she's pregnant with husband Chris Fischer. More>>

Trump wants to push middle-income tax cut through Congress

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President Donald Trump says he wants to push a new middle-income tax cut through Congress after the midterm elections. More>>

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

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Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration to confront and deter efforts to tamper with elections. More>>

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

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Ted Cruz is convening a parade of top Republicans to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him. More>>

Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

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The "amoral bully" is ready to campaign for the "dishonest politician" as President Donald Trump holds a rally for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. More>>

CNN's Jim Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks

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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta says President Trump's attacks on the media must stop or there's a risk of someone getting hurt. More>>

Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

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Whether to expand Medicaid has become a key election-year issue in several Republican-leaning states, through ballot initiatives and in governor's races. More>>

The Latest: 1st migrants arrive in Huixtla after 8-hour walk

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Thousands of Central American migrants have resumed their march north through Mexico toward the United States, though they're still a long way away. More>>

Florida's culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters

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Fresh face lifts Florida Democrats in midterm culture clash. More>>

Russia probe revival expected if Democrats win House

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Democrats are expected to re-open the House investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in the November midterms, but they would have to be selective in what they investigate. More>>

Russian woman mocks US charges of meddling in 2018 election

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A Russian woman accused by the U.S. of helping oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections has mocked the accusations. More>>

Obama rails against Republicans, rallies Democrats in Nevada

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Former President Barack Obama is set to rally in Las Vegas with Democratic candidate for Senate Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats. More>>

Sanders rallies Wisconsin voters before Trump, Obama visits

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Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is urging college students and other supporters at an early-voting rally to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. More>>

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information Video included

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Facebook gears up 'war room' to combat potential abuses of its social network heading into major elections in Brazil, US. More>>

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

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Democrats need heavy Latino support to win several Senate races and take back control of the House, but Latinos have a spotty track record in midterm elections. More>>

Poland's ruling populists see power, appeal checked

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Poland's populist ruling party has seen its fortunes turn after nearly three years of aggressive governing and vast popularity. More>>

GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

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Whatever happens in the US elections next month, there's likely to be a scramble in Republican ranks over the party's leadership in the House, with Speaker Paul Ryan leaving Congress. More>>

The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

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A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month's midterms, through a social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion. More>>

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she changed her mind and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wants to rebuild it. More>>

DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate

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Race, the economy, the environment and, of course President Donald Trump were subjects of the first debate in the Florida governor's race. More>>

Malta academic in Trump probe often vanishes after scandals

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Joseph Mifsud has emerged as one of the more enigmatic players in U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. More>>

Turkey, where Saudi writer died, has culture of surveillance

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Questions swirl around purported audio recordings of killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, adding to rich history of spying in Turkey. More>>

For many Brazilians, election is picking 'lesser of evils'

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For many Brazilians, the presidential election is shaping up to be a choice of "lesser of evils". More>>

Exit poll: Polish populists lead local votes, support down

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Polish voters are casting ballots in local elections that are the first nationwide test of support for the conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. More>>

Maldives' Supreme Court refuses to annul presidential vote

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The Maldives' top court has dismissed the outgoing president's petition seeking an annulment of last month's presidential election results. More>>

GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

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As House Speaker Paul Ryan bows out of Congress, he leaves no obvious heir apparent. More>>

Democrats eye revival of Russia probe if they win House

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Democrats are expected to re-open the House investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in the November midterms, but they would have to be selective in what they investigate. More>>

Afghans vote for 2nd day amid violence, technical issues

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Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have entered into a second day following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling. More>>

Wisconsin's Walker confronts dire political outlook

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is trying to rally supporters in what may be the toughest election he's faced yet. More>>

The Latest: Exit poll: Pro-EU candidate wins Poland vote

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Exit polls show that pro-European Union opposition candidate has won Warsaw mayoral race in local elections, preserving the party's control of the capital city. More>>

The Latest: Amid violence, Afghan elections draw to a close

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Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least 11 civilians in the eastern Nangarhar province. More>>

Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race

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President Donald Trump sought to frame voters choices for the midterm elections ta a rally in Arizona, saying that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. More>>

Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

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Tens of thousands of Afghan forces have fanned out across the country as voting began in parliamentary elections following a campaign marred by relentless violence. More>>

Kurdish party behind referendum wins regional polls in Iraq

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The government of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region says the party that led the region into its ill-fated independence referendum last year has won the most seats in regional parliamentary elections. More>>

Alaska governor says he quit race to boost Democrat

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Independent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has dropped his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election. More>>

AP Interview: Sanders foresees 'progressive' South Carolina

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Just two weeks before the midterms, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is returning to South Carolina in a multi-state swing of locations that have early positions on the presidential primary calendar. More>>

Former Dutch PM Wim Kok dies at 80, haunted by Srebrenica

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says former Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders in Europe, has died at age 80. More>>

US commander confident in ability of Afghan security forces Video included

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An attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces to get America out of its longest war. More>>

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

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U.S. charges Russian woman in the first case involving meddling in the 2018 elections. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Obama took Biden off 'the trash heap'

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It's going to be a busy day of politicking in Nevada, where early voting for the Nov. 6 election is beginning Saturday and appearances are set by President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Bidden. More>>

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

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Trump is returning to tough immigration rhetoric as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress. More>>

Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is urging union members in Las Vegas to get out the vote for Democrat Jacky Rosen in Nevada's U.S. Senate race. More>>

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election Video included

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Trump is returning to tough immigration rhetoric as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress. More>>

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

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U.S. intelligence officials say they're concerned about "ongoing campaigns" by Russia, China, Iran and other countries to undermine confidence in American democracy. More>>

Stakes high in Afghan election as US seeks peace pact

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Afghanistan stunned by killings of senior Kandahar officials ahead of parliamentary elections; top US commander unhurt. More>>

Kamala Harris: Midterms a fight for 'the best of who we are'

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Sen. Kamala Harris is urging Democrats in the South's first presidential primary state to see the 2018 midterm elections as a fight for 'the best of who we are.'. More>>

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

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President Donald Trump is suggesting without evidence that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. More>>

Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, state Rep. Geoff Diehl, have clashed in their first debate on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's release of a DNA test. More>>

Trump's national security adviser heads to Moscow

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser will be raising thorny subjects with Russian officials when he visits Moscow to craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. More>>

The Latest: Suicide blast kills 3 at Afghan polling station

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Kabul police official says a second small explosion has been reported just hours after parliamentary election polls opened in Afghanistan. More>>

Correction: Election 2018-House-Border story

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As Democrats seek to flip a key GOP-leaning U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico, the path to victory in these congressional districts includes winning over fiercely independent voters in border communities who have their own views about border life. More>>

Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

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Independent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has suspended his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election. More>>

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

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Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. More>>

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

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A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. More>>

The Latest: 'Over half a million' march for new Brexit vote

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined thousands of voters calling for a second Brexit referendum at a major London demonstration. More>>

Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

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Australia's ruling coalition has been forced into minority government after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by-election for the seat of the prime minister the party itself dismissed. More>>

The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

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Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump have lined up outside an airplane hangar in a Phoenix suburb awaiting his arrival. More>>

Kamala Harris in South Carolina: 'Fight for ... who we are'

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Kavanaugh confirmation battle looms large as Kamala Harris makes her debut in South Carolina as a potential presidential candidate. More>>

PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

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A political action committee says it's not pulling a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month. More>>

Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

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Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has jumped into two competitive Senate races, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company calls its first foray into elective politics. More>>

Playing Trump's game in culture war a losing Dems' strategy

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Playing Trump's game in culture war proves losing strategy for Democrats. More>>

Candid candidate voluntarily airs dirty laundry

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Delegate Lee Carter of Virginia is expecting a rough campaign when he's up for re-election, so he's getting a jump on the opposition by self-disclosing a series of private, sometimes embarrassing details about his personal life. More>>

US goals in Afghanistan seem ever more distant after attack

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A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces to extricate America from its longest war. More>>

Mayor came home to try to improve poor California town

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In one of California's poorest towns, a reluctant and unlikely leader is trying to improve the quality of life. More>>

Trump again attacks O'Rourke, tweets he's 'a lightweight'

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President Donald Trump is again attacking Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke ahead of his Houston rally supporting incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. More>>

The Latest: Association chides Trump for praising Gianforte

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The White House Correspondents' Association is accusing President Donald Trump of celebrating a crime when he praised a Republican Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter before his election last year. More>>

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter Video included

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President Donald Trump is praising a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

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Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest during his testimony during a pivotal Senate hearing. More>>

GOP panel's foreign agent inquiry triggers harsh response

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An environmental group is denouncing a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's conservation work may require it to register as a foreign agent. More>>

Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

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Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star _ even if she hasn't yet won an election. More>>

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

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Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or on flatbed of semi-trailer trucks. More>>

Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

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Sen. Cory Booker is getting a warm welcome from many South Carolina Democrats in his first visit to the state as a presidential contender. More>>

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

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Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration toward confronting and deterring election tampering. More>>

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

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Access to the ballot box in the November election will be more difficult for some people in the western Kansas town of Dodge City. More>>

Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

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Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. More>>

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter Video included

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President Donald Trump is praising a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. More>>

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Afghan attacks

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The Latest: Afghan guards turn weapons on colleagues at Kandahar security meeting, kill police chief; 2 US troops wounded. More>>

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

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South Carolina Democrats on Thursday are getting early looks at potential 2020 presidential candidates, even if the visits are supposedly about the upcoming midterms. More>>

Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally weaken the security situation. More>>

Heitkamp renews ad apology; Cramer says she's not bipartisan

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer match up in their first debate Thursday after months of bitter campaigning in a race seen as vital to Senate control. More>>

The Latest: Trump: Tester 'viciously' went after VA nominee

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of supporting a caravan of thousands of Central Americans who are walking toward America's southern border. More>>

Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is getting to make his case for ousting Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz with a nationally televised, solo town hall on CNN. More>>

Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind 'caravan'

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President Donald Trump has landed in Montana to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. More>>

Poland: Local races offer gauge of ruling party's support

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Local elections on Sunday are expected to measure popular support for Poland's conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. More>>

Dems struggle with Trump's approach to culture war

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Playing Trump's game in culture war proves a losing strategy for Democrats. More>>

Alaska governor's campaign moving ahead 'a day at a time'

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says his re-election campaign is moving ahead but says he's taking it "a day at a time.". More>>

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

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Access to the ballot box in the November election will be more difficult for some people in the western Kansas town of Dodge City. More>>

Putin: Russia 'ahead of competition' with latest weapons

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President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. More>>

Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

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Deputy governor says three top officials in Afghan province of Kandahar killed by their own guards, and a Taliban spokesman says Washington's top general in Afghanistan was the target. More>>

The Latest: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attack

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The Latest: Afghanistan's election commission postpones polls in Kandahar province for a week, following deadly attack. More>>

People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

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The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike. More>>

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

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Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era. More>>

Poll finds Trump's pro-Israel stance does not sway US Jews

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A new survey indicates an overwhelming majority of American Jews plan to vote for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. More>>

Florida to bend voting rules in counties hit by hurricane

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Florida is going to bend some of the voting rules for voters living in counties hammered by Hurricane Michael. More>>

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

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Republican Marsha Blackburn would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history if she were to win in November, but women have been slow to embrace her campaign. More>>

Biden: Trump 'coddles' autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles autocrats. More>>

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight races. More>>

Judge frees Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

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An appeals judge has freed Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested, but she remains under investigation over undeclared financial contributions to her 2011 campaign. More>>

Orange County, California's diversity emboldens Democrats Video included

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For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. More>>

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats

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A caravan of some 2,000 migrants hoping to reach the United States marched deeper into Guatemala as President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them. More>>

Montana Senate race awash in outside money as Trump returns

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Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. More>>

Gov. Baker: I misspoke; will vote for GOP Senate candidate

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said during a debate that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he endorsed Diehl's candidacy, but later said he would vote for him. More>>

Nevada's famous pimp expected to win election despite death

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Nevada's most famous pimp expected to win election to state Assembly despite death. More>>

The Latest: South Carolina gov hopefuls draw final contrasts

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The men vying to be South Carolina's next governor are drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them in next month's election. More>>

Feinstein, opponent spar on how Democrats can best resist

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon are set to face off in their only scheduled debate. More>>

Lt. governor's resignation sparks doubt in Alaska politics

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In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday for making unspecified "inappropriate comments," imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond. More>>

Democrats, Menendez facing tough fight in blue New Jersey

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New Jersey Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is in a tough re-election contest against his GOP rival. More>>

Treasury employee charged in leak linked to Mueller's probe

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A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. More>>

Minnesota House hopeful calls marriage, fraud claims 'lies'

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A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress and former refugee from Somalia continues to be dogged by questions about her past. More>>

Illinois candidate once said harassment leads to promiscuity

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A former Miss America who is running for Illinois attorney general once said that many victims of sexual harassment "become very promiscuous" and that young people who are called names like "whore" or "slut" think: "That's what I want to be". More>>

Dems shift line of attack, warning of GOP threat to Medicare

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With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will go after cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to balance budgets if they control Congress after the midterms. More>>

Twitter airs election meddling data

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Twitter releases all of the accounts and posts related to "information operations" it has found on its service since 2016. More>>

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Video included

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President Donald Trump tells the AP he is not to blame if Republicans lose the House in November. More>>

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

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In the conservative stronghold of Utah, the first black female Republican in Congress is trying to fend off a challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor hoping to harness voters' dissatisfaction with Donald Trump. More>>

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched. More>>

Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

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Democrats are sparing nothing to make sure their voters cast ballots in November's midterm elections. More>>

Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack polls

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Bomb kills Afghan parliamentary candidate as Taliban warn teachers, students not to take part in elections on Saturday. More>>

The Latest: Trump names DC lawyer new White House counsel

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President Donald Trump says he's selected Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to serve as his next White House counsel. More>>

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

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America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended morning when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels. More>>

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

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Nevada authorities say a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. More>>

Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat

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Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter steps up attacks on opponent's family's background _ something contender rejects as desperate attempt by indicted incumbent. More>>

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle Video included

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California may be known for fame and wealth, but a distinctly different side exists in the state's farm belt. More>>

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle Video included

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California may be known for its wealth, but a distinctly different side exists in the state's farm belt. More>>

MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers' event

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The midterm elections, #MeToo and the Kavanaugh confirmation were all topics of conversation as women filmmakers and actors gathered for a mentoring event in Manhattan. More>>

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

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Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care. More>>

Chance the Rapper weighs in on Chicago mayoral race

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Chance the Rapper is weighing in on the Chicago mayor's race. More>>

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned over unspecified inappropriate comments, complicating what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker. More>>

Pelosi outlines agenda if Democrats retake House

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined five of the top 10 agenda items Democrats will pursue if they retake control of the House in the midterm election. More>>

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her 'phony!' Video included

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy". More>>

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Video included

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President Donald Trump says he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. More>>

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

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Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it power to jolt the global economy but it's not expected to carry out threats against the US. More>>

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

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San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill. More>>

House race in southwest Ohio heats up in fiery forum

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A heated U.S. House race in southwest Ohio has gotten a little hotter. More>>

The Latest: O'Rourke evokes Trump's 'Lyin' Ted' in debate

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Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke are wasting little time laying into each other in the second and final scheduled debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the country's hottest _ even as polls suggest it may not stay close. More>>

Democrat Julian Castro says he'll 'likely' run in 2020

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Democrat Julian Castro says he'll "likely" seek the presidency in 2020 after months of signs that former President Barack Obama's housing secretary is preparing for a White House run. More>>

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

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Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans with deeper tribal ties. More>>

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won't talk to House panel

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The co-founder of a political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is refusing to speak to two House committees. More>>

New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

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A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign aimed at building support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices. More>>

Democrats dominate House GOP in money race ahead of midterms

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With three weeks to go until the midterm elections, Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many key congressional campaigns. More>>

Maryland's Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

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Democrat Ben Jealous says he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others, if elected governor. More>>

Voter records offered for sale month ahead of elections

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Security researchers say an estimated 35 million voter records from 19 U.S. states have been offered for sale on a dark web online forum. More>>

A Trump stalwart softens her tone in pivotal US House race

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A first-term Republican in Congress whose brash rhetoric has been compared to that of Donald Trump is softening her tone as she faces a Democratic challenger in a race in upstate New York that pundits say is a tossup. More>>

Kansas governor's race is referendum on notorious tax cuts

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The dead-heat Kansas governor's race has become a referendum on how a Republican experiment in slashing income taxes went awry. More>>

Macron seeks new start in French govt reshuffle in TV speech

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French president Emmanuel Macron has named a key political ally as interior minister in an expected cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Warren being 'slammed' over DNA test

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President Donald Trump says Sen. Elizabeth Warren "is getting slammed" for releasing DNA test results showing she has some Native American ancestry. More>>

Cruz enters debate with polling lead; Trump rally coming

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Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas is taking a sharper tone in his campaign heading into the final scheduled debate with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. More>>

Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

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Armenia's prime minister has stepped down _ a political maneuver aimed at forcing early elections. More>>

McSally accuses Sinema of backing "treason" in Senate debate Video included

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Two Arizona congresswomen are facing off in the only debate in the race for the state's open senate seat. More>>

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

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With money, time and attention, Democratic presidential prospects court early-state leaders. More>>

Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

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Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns. More>>

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

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Australia's prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More>>

Merkel's Bavarian ally seeks quick decisions after election

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's often-awkward Bavarian ally says he wants his party to draw consequences from its poor state election performance before Christmas, but is being coy about his own future. More>>

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

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Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks from the midterm elections that will determine who controls Capitol Hill in January. More>>

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

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With three weeks to go until the midterm elections, Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many key congressional campaigns. More>>

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage Video included

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A DNA analysis done on Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage. More>>

McCaskill brings in another $8.5M for Senate re-election bid

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New numbers show Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill brought in nearly $8.5 million for her re-election bid in recent months. More>>

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

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GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority. More>>

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting Video included

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Actor Alec Baldwin says voters should see the Nov. 6 midterm elections as an opportunity to peacefully "overthrow the government of Donald Trump.". More>>

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

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Trump rallies mix bravado and insults, delighting supporters needed for GOP's midterm candidates. More>>

Merkel vows to restore Germans' confidence in government

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The leader of Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria is vowing to support the German Chancellor's national government despite his party's poor result in regional elections Sunday. More>>

Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic

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Democrats push candidates to be more open, unvarnished in effort to sell voters on their values. More>>

Portugal's Socialists eye next election with govt reshuffle

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Four new ministers have taken office in the Portuguese government as the center-left Socialists look to freshen their administration a year before the next general election. More>>

Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term

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Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term. More>>

Feeling 'vindicated,' Malaysia's Anwar takes lawmaker oath

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Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated. More>>

Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

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Bavarians are voting in a state election that is expected to deal the prosperous region's long-dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government. More>>

Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

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President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All. More>>

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