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Georgia's Kemp wants verifiable voting -- after his own race

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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>>

Brennan: Trump worked with Russians and now he's desperate

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

Pakistan's ruling party suspends lawmaker for assault

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Pakistan's ruling party of Imran Khan suspends newly elected lawmaker over video of him beating up a citizen. 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>>

Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

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

Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

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Mali's president wins runoff election with more than 67 percent of the vote. 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>>

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

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Malaysia's new government has repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers. More>>

Polish president vetoes law on EU Parliament elections

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The Polish president has vetoed a law on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to get seats. 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>>

Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will send a manned flight into space by 2022. More>>

Cambodia's ruling party swept seats, official results show

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Final results show Cambodia's ruling party swept the elections last month for the National Assembly, ensuring long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen another term but reinforcing skepticism of the vote's legitimacy. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challenge

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Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country's Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win Video included

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

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>>

Uganda opposition figure held after anti-president protest

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An official says a prominent opposition figure has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when the president's motorcade was pelted with stones. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Collins' exit prompts GOP scramble, ballot questions

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Congressman Chris Collins' decision not to seek re-election following an arrest on insider trading charges is prompting questions about how to remove the Republican's name from the November ballot _ and touching off a GOP scramble to replace him. More>>

Woman behind Ellison allegations won't release alleged video

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The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once physically abusing her says she won't release alleged video footage of the incident. More>>

The Latest: Manafort judge closes court for sealed motion Video included

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A Chicago-based bank lost $11.8 million because it had to write off a significant portion of two loans it made to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. More>>

Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

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Many of the teachers who converged on their state capitols in protest this past spring are hoping to soon return _ this time as lawmakers. More>>

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading Video included

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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges. More>>

Trump tweet jabs Kasich; Ohio governor posts laughing Putin

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President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are trading jabs on Twitter days after a special congressional election the two Republicans tried to influence ended too close to call. More>>

Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

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The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state's Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian. More>>

Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

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An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison says the Minnesota Democrat emotionally and physically abused her, allegations that Ellison denies. More>>

Germany's Merkel slaps down talk of working with leftists

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slapped down an ally's suggestion that her conservatives could work with the post-communist Left Party in the country's east, an idea that appals many on the right. More>>

Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep

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Alaska education advocate Alyse Galvin is among the wave of women candidates hoping to be elected to the U.S. House this fall. More>>

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

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President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. More>>

Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

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Malians are voting in a second round presidential election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. More>>

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

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Donors pouring money into the November midterm elections are putting cash into races in places they never have before to help Democrats. More>>

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

The Latest: Ron Curtis wins Hawaii GOP nod for US Senate

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Former Congressman Ed Case says he believes his message that politicians in Washington need to work together resonated with voters. More>>

Vote counting in Kansas GOP primary race enters final stage

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County election officials across Kansas are preparing to begin reviewing questionable mail-in ballots and provisional ballots to arrive at final official vote totals in the hotly contested Republican primary for governor. More>>

GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

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Republican U.S. Rep Chris Collins says he will no longer run for re-election after being charged with insider trading. More>>

Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for US House

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Former Congressman Ed Case is the Democratic Party's nominee to represent Honolulu in the U.S. House. More>>

Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

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Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Ken Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. More>>

Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned for months about a "blue wave" this fall, and Tuesday's primary will settle which Democrat tries to ride it. More>>

AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

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An Associated Press analysis has found that Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since Donald Trump took office. More>>

Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

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The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. More>>

Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

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Romanians who live abroad have begun an anti-government protest in Bucharest, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election. More>>

Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits

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In Iowa, the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun visiting the early presidential nominating state sometimes go unrecognized while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now to focus on midterms. More>>

Banker: Chairman OK'd Manafort loans, eyed Trump cabinet job

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Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case on Friday. More>>

Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

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Zimbabwe's main opposition party challenges results of 1st post-Mugabe election in court. More>>

Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats

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Democrat Kim Schrier is maintaining her lead for the second spot in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary election. More>>

UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

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UN experts say "predatory behavior" by armed groups in Libya poses a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region. More>>

Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

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Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception. More>>

Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

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An aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach's promise to remove himself from further counting in their contested Republican primary race is not enough. More>>

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

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An associate of Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has been held in contempt of court for refusing to appear before a grand jury in the special counsel's Russia investigation. More>>

Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

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Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa, while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now. More>>

AP Analysis: On enthusiasm, Democrats have advantage

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An Associated Press analysis finds Democrats with a consistent enthusiasm advantage with nearly a dozen federal special elections now concluded ahead of the November midterms. More>>

Kavanaugh in memo argued against indicting sitting president

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Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin Sept. 4, Senate chairman says. More>>

In Iowa, Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Democrats must fight

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Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the porn actress taking on President Donald Trump, is taking his message to Iowa Democrats. More>>

St. Louis DA victory latest for Black Lives Matter movement

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Ouster of veteran St. Louis prosecutor latest victory for Black Lives Matter voters, activists focused on the ballot. More>>

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems. More>>

The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Monday

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Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case on Friday. More>>

Granite marking Trump's New Hampshire primary win smashed

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First his Hollywood star, now his New Hampshire granite. More>>

APNewsBreak: Outsourcing critic's brand sells foreign parts

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Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun rails against foreign outsourcing on the campaign trail, even as his own company continues to sell its trademarked brand of auto accessories, many of which are made in China. More>>

Primary settles most races in Democrat dominated Hawaii

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

Missouri Republicans slam House GOP primary winner: 'Vile'

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Missouri Republican leaders are condemning the winner of a GOP primary for a northwest Missouri seat who has said on a radio show that "Hitler was right" and promoted conspiracies about Jewish "cabals" that torture children. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition challenges election in court

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The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition challenges election in court, alleging fraud; seeks fresh vote. More>>

Governor's demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

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APNewsBreak: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary has been cut more than half after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county's results in the state's tally. More>>

Washington US House race may feature 2 Democrats

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A progressive Democrat has edged into the second spot in the race for the 9th Congressional District. More>>

Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

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Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has formally registered as a candidate in 2019 elections and has chosen a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate. More>>

Zimbabwe opposition leader charged after asylum bid fails

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A Zimbabwean lawyer says that senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been arrested. More>>

Prosecutors shift focus to fraud charges in Manafort trial

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After Gates' testimony ends, prosecutors present more evidence of fraud against Manafort. More>>

Florida officials want info about election hacking claims

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Florida officials want more information from the U.S. Senate supporting claims made by Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems. More>>

False missile alert plays key role in Hawaii governor race

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Gov. David Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. More>>

Dems pounce on GOP lawmaker's downfall, blast 'cesspool'

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House Democrats are linking the insider trading indictment of a Republican congressman to a broader culture of corruption they say is fostered by President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Bank exec unaware of Manafort's alleged lies

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Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's trial say the judge incorrectly admonished them in front of the jury and they want him to correct the error. More>>

Michigan twins from different parties advance in election

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Twin sisters from different political parties are a step closer to public office in western Michigan. More>>

Instead of tax cuts, GOP candidates motivate with anxiety Video included

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In primary season, GOP candidates turn from tax cuts to anxiety as a way of motivating voters. More>>

The Latest: Congressman to remain on ballot despite charges Video included

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Republican Rep. Chris Collins says he will remain on the ballot running for re-election in New York as he fights charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. More>>

North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

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In North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer are arguing over who is the better friend to veterans. More>>

Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas

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Sharice Davids has shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from Kansas as the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress. More>>

Trump Jr. remains defiant, combative amid Russia probe

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Unbowed and unapologetic, Donald Trump Jr. maintains defiance in face of Russia probe. More>>

Romania expatriates arrive home before anti-gov't protest

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Romanians who live abroad have begun arriving back home for an anti-government protest where they will call for the left-wing government to resign and early elections. More>>

Famous Nevada pimp running for office loses brothel license

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Brothel owner turned politician Dennis Hof has lost his license for one of his brothels after failing to apply for a renewal and pay fees on time. More>>

Trump's lawyers respond to latest offer from special counsel

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Trump's lawyers respond to latest interview proposal from Mueller's investigators. More>>

Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems

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Florida's Democratic senator says Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's midterms. More>>

Republicans promote fear, not tax cuts, in key elections

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Republicans in many midterm election battlegrounds are trying to maintain their congressional majorities by stoking certain voters' anxieties about liberal Democrats and their policies. More>>

Michigan attorney set to be first Muslim woman in Congress

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Former Michigan legislator Rashida Tlaib wins Democratic nomination to run unopposed for US House seat, setting her up to become first Muslim woman elected to Congress. More>>

Gates, star witness against Manafort, concludes testimony

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Questioning of Manafort protege focuses on his own crimes, an extramarital affair and plea deal. More>>

Like father, like son: Trump Jr. defiant about Russia probe

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Donald Trump Jr. is embracing his role as his father's emissary, beloved on the right as the swaggering embodiment of the Make America Great Again agenda. More>>

Trump's legal team responds to Mueller interview request

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President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says the president's legal team has responded to the latest interview request from special counsel Robert Mueller. More>>

Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

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Gretchen Whitmer's victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means Michigan's Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate. More>>

Congo's president won't run again in long-delayed election

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Congo's president not running again in long-delayed election, easing fears he'd try to stay on. More>>

Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

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Democrats are celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state's primary election. More>>

Kansas' most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

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For the second consecutive major election, Kansas' most populous county has fumbled its handling of results. More>>

4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

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Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a black city councilman has scored an election upset and ousted the white prosecutor criticized over his handling of the case. More>>

The Latest: US Africa envoy 'deeply troubled' by Zimbabwe

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The Latest: Lawyer says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti released, seeks asylum. More>>

Kansas Democrats smell opening in close GOP governor's race

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Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach is leading Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer by less than 200 votes in the Republican primary election for governor. More>>

3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman

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A candidate for a new, moderate third-party is bringing a trove of cash and a little Mormon humor to a northern Utah congressional race against a longtime Republican incumbent. More>>

The Latest: Late vote tally further tightens Ohio race

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The Republican primary for Kansas governor is too close to call; challenger Kobach leads incumbent Colyer by fewer than 200 votes. More>>

The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Friday

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Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies, bank accounts in a 2014 interview. More>>

Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

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The steady march of new right-to-work laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances. More>>

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

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Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's candidates lead. More>>

Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

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Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer has won Democrats' nomination for Michigan governor and will lead the state's first all-female statewide ticket into her fall showdown against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette. More>>

WikiLeaks says Senate panel seeks interview with Assange

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WikiLeaks says the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee wants to interview Julian Assange in its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. More>>

Ferguson councilman ousts prosecutor McCulloch in primary

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A seven-term prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson is trailing his primary race to a black Ferguson councilman. More>>

The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

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Some Republican voters in Kansas say President Donald Trump's endorsement of Secretary of State Kris Kobach mattered to them as they cast votes in the GOP primary for governor. More>>

NYC launches voter registration drive in jails

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New York City has launched a voter registration drive in its jails; correction commissioner says effort reinforces prisoners' community ties. More>>

Ex-comedian proposed as Slovenia prime minister-designate

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A former comedian whose party finished second in Slovenia's parliamentary election in June has been proposed to become the new prime minister-designate. More>>

Democrats see opportunity in Washington congressional races

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As the Democratic party eyes making gains in Congress, the Washington state primary contest getting the most attention is an open U.S. House seat. More>>

Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's picks lead

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Trump shadow looms over contests in Ohio and Kansas as five states hold elections. More>>

Druze army vets campaign against Israel's Jewish state law

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Israel's Druze minority _ Arabic speakers who serve in the country's military _are demonstrating against the contentious "Nation-State" law, saying it downgrades them to second class citizens. More>>

New Colombian president promises 'corrections' to peace deal

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The protégé of a powerful ex-Colombian president will be sworn in as the country's new leader Tuesday, tasked with steering forward the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. More>>

Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

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Key nominations are at stake for governor, US Senate and other offices in Michigan's primary. More>>

Tlaib wins Conyers' seat; Congress to get 1st Muslim woman

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Larger than expected voter turnout and delays in counting ballots has made it difficult to determine a possible winner in the race for Michigan's 13th Congressional District seat. More>>

Trump-backed John James wins Michigan's GOP Senate nod

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Michigan businessman John James, a black Iraq War veteran who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, has won the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall. More>>

Washington lawmaker finishing 3rd after misconduct claims

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A Washington state representative who resigned his chairmanship following allegations of inappropriate conduct was finishing in third place Tuesday in early primary returns. More>>

The Latest: McCulloch defeated soundly in prosecutor race

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Missouri voters have rejected a right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees in workplace contracts. More>>

Missouri voters reject law banning compulsory union fees

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Missouri voters are deciding whether to implement a right-to-work law limiting labor union powers that had been passed more than a year ago by Republican state officials. More>>

Missouri primary sets up McCaskill-Hawley Senate clash

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Missouri voters are setting up one of the nation's most contentious Senate races, with Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley easily winning their primary races. More>>

Manafort lawyer: 'So many lies' Gates can't keep up Video included

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Star witness in Paul Manafort's trial testifies that he himself embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from old boss. More>>

The Latest: Manafort lawyer press Gates on 'lies' Video included

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The star witness for the government in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial is back on the witness stand. More>>

Venezuela rallies Maduro supporters after thwarted attack

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Venezuelan investigators hunting for a band of assailants allegedly behind a failed attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones have raided hotels and seized vehicles while grilling six suspects for details of the plot. More>>

WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries test GOP, Democratic identities

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WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington test GOP, Democratic identities. More>>

Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

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Might Republicans pay a political price if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and cements a conservative Supreme Court?. More>>

Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure

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A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rewrite a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs. More>>

NJ senator calls Trump's attack on LeBron James racist

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New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. More>>

11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

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Police say separate weekend shootings in Chicago left a total of at least 11 people dead and about 70 wounded. More>>

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