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California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

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Gov. Jerry Brown's plea to lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful, bolstering his credibility as a world climate leader. More>>

Protests across Poland over law to control judiciary

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The spokesman for Poland's president says the leader sees flaws in contentious legislation adopted by the Senate that gives politicians significant influence over the nation's top court. More>>

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

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A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, paving the way for passage of the popular bill before Congress departs for the August recess. More>>

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

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President Donald trump has fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Virginia governor's debate revolves around 'dangerous' Trump

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The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor clash at their opening debate over Trump, health care, immigration, and social issues. More>>

The Latest: Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion

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In a barrage of tweets, Trump asserts he has "complete power" to issue pardons _ and defends his son and takes a swipe at Hillary Clinton. More>>

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

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Critics: President Donald Trump's performance in the White House is making it harder for Republicans _ and billionaires _ in the coming elections. More>>

Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitution

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Thousands are gathering in the Venezuelan capital for a march toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court in an escalating push to stop President Nicolas Maduro from proceeding with his plans to rewrite the constitution. More>>

Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

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Avoiding subpoenas to testify before Congress, Trump Jr. and Manafort consider undergoing private interviews with Senate investigators. More>>

The Latest: Senators update plans for Trump Jr., Manafort

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President Donald Trump is complaining about a Washington Post report that the Russian ambassador to the U.S. said he discussed election-related issues with U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions when the men met during the 2016 presidential race. More>>

Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel Video included

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President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. More>>

Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother

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Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC to advise private equity firms, according to one of his brothers. More>>

Former spy officials criticize Trump's stance on Russia

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Two former top intelligence officials are harshly criticizing President Donald Trump for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election. More>>

The Latest: Kislyak says he and Sessions discussed campaign

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White House aide Kellyanne Conway says it's only fair to expose any conflicts of interest of the people helping Robert Mueller examine Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. More>>

Venezuela power struggle intensifies in Supreme Court battle

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Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man are the latest victims killed during anti-government demonstrations, bringing the number killed during a 24-hour nationwide strike to four. More>>

Former McCain rival suggests he resign because of cancer

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An Arizona Republican who tried to oust Sen. John McCain last year is suggesting that he resign because he's been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. More>>

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

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Judge: Kentucky must pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for clerk who refused marriage licenses for gay couples. More>>

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon' Video included

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. More>>

Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles Video included

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Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles. More>>

German president OKs gay marriage law, takes effect in fall

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Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, paving the way for it to take effect this fall. More>>

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

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Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion. More>>

Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump's criticism

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More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers are working their final day at the company's Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. More>>

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter Video included

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Cancer, calls to Graham, work from bed latest chapters in McCain chronicles. More>>

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on Video included

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Trump's extraordinary public denouncement of AG Sessions reflects long-simmering frustration with one of his staunchest allies. More>>

Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances Video included

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Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election. More>>

The Latest: Despite criticism, Sessions says he's staying on Video included

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Sen. Rand Paul is agreeing with President Donald Trump that Attorney General Jeff Sessions shouldn't have recused himself from the federal probe into whether Trump's campaign got Russian help in last year's election. More>>

Trump's envoy picks hesitate on question of Russian meddling

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Several of President Donald Trump's nominees for key ambassador posts are declining to say unequivocally whether Russia sought to meddle in the election. More>>

The Latest: Poland prime minister defends courts legislation

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Polish lawmakers have voted to approve a contentious law that gives control of the top court to politicians instead of judges. More>>

Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery

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The Senate has confirmed a Kentucky lawyer who once equated abortion and slavery to a lifetime appointment on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. More>>

By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

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President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. More>>

Thousands rally in Moldova as Parliament approves voting law

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Thousands of people have rallied outside Moldova's Parliament as lawmakers approved a law that would change the electoral system. More>>

House GOP defiant on health bill amid Senate uncertainty

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Vulnerable House Republicans are defiant in their support for an unpopular health bill that collapsed in the Senate. More>>

Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

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Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election. More>>

The Latest: 3 top Trump insiders to talk to Senate panels

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr says he is not going to the White House while his panel is investigating Russian election meddling and ties to the Trump campaign. More>>

Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

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President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. More>>

'I'm your boss': French military chief quits in Macron spat

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France's military chief has quit over a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts, in a new challenge to Macron's administration and his economic reforms. More>>

Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor Video included

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. More>>

Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

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The Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's eldest son during the election campaign says she's ready to testify before the U.S. Senate. More>>

Kelly: States should ask feds for help to secure elections

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says states should not be wary of asking for the federal government's help to strengthen election systems in light of Russian meddling in last year's election. More>>

Trump declines invitation to speak at NAACP convention

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The White House says President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to speak at the NAACP's annual convention next week in Baltimore. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: On a doubt voiced about 2016 election result

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AP FACT CHECK: The vice chairman of Trump's voting commission casts doubt on popular vote margins in 2016 presidential race although certified results show Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than Trump. More>>

Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind

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President Donald Trump's voter integrity commission is meeting for the first time amid outrage over its request for extensive personal voter data. More>>

Trump pulls out props for latest 'theme week'

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Seeking to shift attention from Russia and health care struggles, President Donald Trump pulled out all the stops _ and props. More>>

Missouri GOP coalesce around Hawley to challenge McCaskill

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Missouri Republicans are coalescing around Attorney General Josh Hawley as their favored candidate to challenge veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Clair McCaskill in 2018. More>>

In fallout over health care collapse, it's GOP vs. GOP Video included

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Republicans are expressing embarrassment, fear and frustration as party leaders concede that their years-long promise to erase much of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is all but dead. More>>

The Latest: Kobach questions Clinton's popular vote win

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Vice President Mike Pence says the President Donald Trump's voter integrity commission will perform a "non-partisan" service for the American people. More>>

Foul! NJ gov Christie catches ball at Mets game, gets booed

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Fans at the Cardinals-Mets game cheered when a man neatly caught a foul ball at Citi Field, until they realized it was New Jersey governor Chris Christie. More>>

Trump to nominate Jon Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

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President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. More>>

Cautious Kansas Sen. Moran steps into health law spotlight

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Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran is a solid Republican stalwart who had a reputation for caution before he helped torpedo the latest Senate GOP plan for overhauling health care. More>>

Lawyer: Russian developer's staffer also at Trump Tower meet

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A lawyer for a Russian developer says a U.S.-based employee of the company was the eighth person at a Trump Tower meeting brokered by Donald Trump Jr. during the campaign. More>>

The Latest: Another name added to Trump Tower meeting list

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The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says that special counsel Robert Mueller has approved congressional testimony from President Donald Trump's former campaign chief and others. More>>

Spanish soccer executive, son arrested in corruption probe

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Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has been arrested along with his son and three more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe. More>>

US: More work needed to resolve irritants with Russia

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The Trump administration says more work needs to be done in order to resolve irritants in the U.S.-Russia relationship, including the return of two seized diplomatic compounds that Moscow is demanding. More>>

Growing cast of lawyers signing up to defend Trump and team

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A growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates as the Russia probes unfold. More>>

Venezuela opposition calls strike, Trump threatens 'actions' Video included

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Venezuelan's opposition said more than 7.1 million people responded to its call to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. More>>

US-Russia talks resume; Moscow demands dachas' return

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The United States and Russia are resuming high-level talks aimed at resolving irritants between Washington and Moscow. More>>

Whose side are you on? Separate lawyers defend Trump, aides

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A growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates as the Russia probes unfold. And they're all focused on their own clients, not those clients' colleagues. More>>

White House meeting suggests strain between Trump, Flake

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A conservative Republican who is running to unseat Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake says she's met with White House officials about the campaign. More>>

Trump's voter panel responds to privacy group's lawsuit

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President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud continues to defend its request for detailed voter information in court. More>>

Christie: Getting Russian oppo research 'probably' illegal

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New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie addressed Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney, saying it's "probably against the law" to get opposition research from a foreign country. More>>

With 2018 looming, Democrats divided on their core message

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Is it health care? Is it Russia? Democratic leaders and officials are publicly at odds over what the party's core message and emphasis should be as it targets the 2018 midterm elections. More>>

Merkel's challenger: Germany should invest in infrastructure

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenger in Germany's election is calling for the government to be obliged to invest in infrastructure such as roads, railways and schools. More>>

Merkel ally renews refugee cap demand, but avoids threats

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally is renewing calls for a cap on the number of refugees Germany accepts, but has avoided making it a condition for joining the next government. More>>

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is the man to watch on health bill

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With health care legislation hanging by a thread in the Senate, no lawmaker is under more pressure than Nevada's GOP Sen. Dean Heller. More>>

Trump lawyer says nothing illegal in son's Russia meeting Video included

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President Donald Trump's attorney says there was nothing illegal in the meeting Trump's eldest son had with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign. More>>

Texas 'bathroom bill' may shape 2018 GOP primary campaigns

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Though transgender "bathroom bills" fizzled in deep-red states across America, the issue is still white hot in Texas. More>>

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum Video included

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Venezuela's opposition called for massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plans to consolidate his power by rewriting the constitution. More>>

The Latest: Venezuelan opposition says 7.1 million voted Video included

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At least 1 person has been killed and 3 wounded in shooting that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighborhood of western Caracas. More>>

Russian-American lobbyist says he was at Trump son's meeting Video included

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A Russian-American lobbyist has now confirmed he also was present for a meeting with President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign chairman, another shift in an ongoing story bedeviling the White House. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Lobbyist who met Trump team says he's not with Russian intel Video included

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Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting with Trump campaign officials last year denies connections to Russian intelligence. More>>

Cast of characters populates the Trump campaign-Russia drama

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From a real estate mogul and a singer to lawyers and a lobbyist, a cast of characters populates the Trump campaign-Russia drama. More>>

Senator selling stock after AP ties company to Mexican labor

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Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly says he's selling his stock in a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads. More>>

House using appropriations bill to work on guns, churches

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The $20 billion spending bill passed by the House Appropriations Committee does more than fund federal agencies. More>>

Heller facing hot seat on GOP health care bill decision

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Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is facing the ultimate hot seat when it comes to his decision on whether to support the upcoming GOP health care bill. More>>

Texas Gov. Abbott begins re-election bid with no rivals yet

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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has launched his re-election campaign with no challengers in sight yet and a new immigration crackdown that could test his support with Hispanic voters in 2018. More>>

Guns, churches and immigrants: What's in that spending bill?

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Out of the spotlight, a House panel has taken steps to help young immigrants, allow robust politicking from the pulpit, and prevent doctors in the District of Columbia from helping terminally ill people commit suicide. More>>

Security mistakes prompt changes to Georgia election system

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Georgia's top elections official says his office will take over managing the state's elections technology after a major security lapse at the center that has done the work for 15 years. More>>

Russian-American lobbyist joined Trump's son's meeting, too Video included

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A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican campaign. More>>

Brazil's former president sees politics in Silva conviction

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Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says the corruption conviction of her mentor and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is aimed at keeping him out of next year's presidential election. More>>

The Latest: Congressman calls Trump Jr. explanation worrying

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House Democrats are renewing calls for a vote on an independent commission to investigate Russia's election meddling and ties to the Trump administration. More>>

Peru's ex-president sent to same jail as nemesis Fujimori

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Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife are in custody after a judge ordered them held during an investigation into money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to the scandal-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. More>>

Trump campaign data chief to talk to House Russia panel Video included

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President Donald Trump's data and digital director says he will speak with the House intelligence committee later this month as part of its Russia probe. More>>

Egypt attacks: 2 German female tourists, 5 policemen killed

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Egypt's state-run news agency says attack kills 5 security forces n Giza. More>>

Australia senator's 3 election wins officially didn't happen

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The deputy leader on an Australian political party has announced he is ending his nine-year career in Parliament because he has discovered he has technically never been a senator. More>>

Changes in Catalan gov't before vote on secession from Spain

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The leader of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia has reshuffled his Cabinet to strengthen the regional government, which wants to hold a referendum on independence from Spain promised for Oct. 1. More>>

Trump maintains 'nothing happened' when son met Russian Video included

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Although Trump says 'nothing happened' when son met Russian, senators investigating Russian election meddling want more from Trump Jr. More>>

St. Louis businesses pressured to keep $10 minimum wage

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St. Louis' $10 per hour minimum wage law will be short-lived, but an effort launching Friday will encourage and pressure businesses to honor the higher wage even if state law doesn't require it. More>>

Latino plaintiffs sue California alleging poor health care

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A court challenge says California is harming medical care for more than 13 million lower-income residents _ the majority of them Latinos _ by failing to pay doctors enough to provide proper care. More>>

Trump: Son's Russia meeting 'standard campaign practice' Video included

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The Justice Department has released a heavily blacked out page from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' security clearance application. More>>

Panel says lawmakers may use campaign funds on home security

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The Federal Election Commission has voted 5-0 to let lawmakers use campaign funds to upgrade security systems at their homes after a House member was critically wounded in a shooting last month. More>>

The Latest: Senate intel panel asks Trump Jr. for documents

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Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says he's sending a letter to Donald Trump Jr. to ask him to testify. More>>

House panel rejects corruption claim, boosting Brazil leader

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The former president who brought Brazil to prominence on the world stage has been found guilty of corruption and money laundering _ a historic judgment underscoring that no one is out of reach of the Latin American country's sprawling graft investigation. More>>

Confidant of Pope Francis condemns US religious right

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A close confidant of Pope Francis has condemned the US religious. More>>

Q&A: California looks to keep landmark climate policy alive

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California Gov. Jerry Brown is racing to convince state lawmakers to extend his state's signature program to confront climate change. More>>

AP Exclusive: Senator's family business uses Mexican labor

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An Indiana senator who railed against Carrier Corp. for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico profits from a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads. More>>

Building where Sanders' wife was college president is sold

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A Vermont building that housed a now-defunct college where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' wife was president has been sold at auction. More>>

Kid Rock hints at potential US Senate run in Michigan

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Musician Kid Rock is hinting that he may run for U.S. Senate in Michigan. More>>

The Latest: FBI pick says Russia probe not a "witch hunt"

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Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is signaling his support for President Donald Trump's nominee for FBI director. More>>

AP Explains: How do politicians collect opposition research?

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The typically inside-the-Beltway term 'opposition research' has burst onto the public stage with the recent disclosure that Trump's eldest son was receptive to an offer from a "Russian government attorney" for dirt on Hillary Clinton. More>>

FBI nominee rejects Trump claim: Russia probe no witch hunt

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President Donald Trump's pick to lead the FBI faces a confirmation hearing that will undoubtedly focus on the political tumult surrounding his nomination, with both Democrats and Republicans seeking assurances of his independence from the White House. More>>

Illinois GOP governor tacks right after major budget defeat

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Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is hardening his anti-tax stance as he readies a re-election bid following a major legislative defeat. More>>

Lawmakers intend to question Trump campaign chairman Video included

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Disclosing a series of emails, President Donald Trump's eldest son revealed he was eager to hear damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. More>>

In Paris, Trump is Bastille Day guest of city he derided

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Fresh off his second trip to Europe, President Donald Trump is making a U-turn to be the guest of honor at this year's Bastille Day _ a celebration of French national pride at a time when, according to Macron, "our world has never been so divided.". More>>

Ryan pledges action on Russia sanctions amid CIA concerns

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has declared his commitment to passing a "strong, bold" Russia sanctions bill even as President Donald Trump's spy chief voiced concerns over the legislation that aims to punish Moscow for its election meddling. More>>

AP Explains: How do politicians collect opposition research?

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The typically inside-the-Beltway term has burst onto the public stage with the recent disclosure that President Donald Trump's eldest son was receptive to an offer from a "Russian government attorney" had dirt on Hillary Clinton. More>>

AP Explains: Why term 'la raza' has complicated roots in US

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The National Council of La Raza is changing its name to UnidosUS, dropping the term 'la raza' which has its roots in post-revolution Mexico and in the U.S. Chicano Movement of the 1970s. More>>

The Latest: Trump wishes he'd asked Putin who he supported Video included

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President Donald Trump is defending son Donald Trump Jr. in regards to the Russia investigation, writing on Twitter that his son was "open, transparent and innocent.". More>>

Democrats snatch 2 statehouse seats in Oklahoma surprise

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Oklahoma Democrats leveraged voter frustration over state budget problems and recent Republican sex scandals to snatch two legislative seats from Republicans in special elections. More>>

Ex-Christie ally, Bridgegate mastermind avoids prison time

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The mastermind of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal faces sentencing. More>>

Congressional GOP shrugs off latest Trump-Russia twist Video included

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Congressional Republicans are largely shrugging off the latest twist in the investigation involving Russia and President Donald Trump, deferring to ongoing investigations when asked about new email revelations from the president's son. More>>

As Russia scandal touches his son, Trump privately rages Video included

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The snowballing revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign have broadsided the White House, distracting from its agenda as aides grapple with a crisis involving the president's family. More>>

California Democrat launches longshot bid to impeach Trump

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A California Democrat has filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in a longshot bid to remove the president from office. More>>

The Latest: French leader hopes to persuade Trump on climate

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Activists from the environmental Greenpeace group have scaled a bridge in Hamburg, where the Group of 20 summit is taking place, and unfurled a banner saying, "G-20: End Coal.". More>>

Hungary: Government ending disputed anti-Soros ad campaign

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The Hungarian government says it will end its disputed ad campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros. More>>

The Latest: Christie office: Wildstein alone devised scheme

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The mastermind of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal will not go to prison. More>>

Trump Jr. emails are latest development in Russia probes Video included

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A special counsel's investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russia continue to shadow the administration nearly six months into Donald Trump's presidency. More>>

Emails show Trump Jr. embraced help said to be from Kremlin

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Trump Jr. now admits he wanted info on Clinton from a Russian lawyer he met during campaign; paper says he was told source was Russian government. More>>

Voter fraud panel tells states to hold off on sending data

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President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud is telling states to hold off on providing detailed voter information in the face of increasing legal challenges. More>>

Q&A: Legal questions swirl about Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting

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While every campaign seeks damaging information on political opponents, the interaction between the president's son and a foreign national represents a departure from the norm. Some questions and answers about the legality. More>>

The Latest: Trump Jr. calls charge of collusion 'ridiculous'

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A Russian lawyer tells NBC's "Today" that she was summoned to Trump Tower during last year's presidential campaign to meet with Donald Trump Jr. and asked if she had information on the Clinton campaign. More>>

Trump storms Paris for Bastille Day

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Fresh off his second trip to Europe, President Donald Trump is making a U-turn to be the guest of honor at this year's Bastille Day _ a celebration of French national pride at a time when, according to Macron, "our world has never been so divided.". More>>

Former Clinton aides say Trump Jr. emails show collusion

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Hillary Clinton's former top campaign aides say Tuesday's revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer show collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow during the 2016 race. More>>

Q&A: Legal questions swirl about Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting

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While every campaign seeks damaging information on political opponents, the interaction between the president's son and a foreign national represents a departure from the norm. Some questions and answers about the legality. More>>

Rep. Perlmutter exits Colorado governor's race

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Rep. Ed Perlmutter officially ends his campaign for Colorado governor on Tuesday three months after announcing it. More>>

AP SPIN METER: White House, Dems trade jabs on nominees

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AP SPIN METER: White House, Democrats share blame for slow progress of Trump nominees. More>>

Gay rights group launches $26M campaign ahead of midterms

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One of the nation's leading gay rights organizations is launching a $26 million organizing effort ahead of next year's midterm elections. More>>

Weakened UK leader Theresa May vows to win 'battle of ideas'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has to win a "battle of ideas" in Parliament and the country after losing her majority in last month's election. More>>

The Latest: Paper says Trump Jr. was aware of Kremlin link

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The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin is unaware of a meeting between Donald Trump's senior staff and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign. More>>

Gay rights group launches $26M campaign ahead of midterms

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One of the nation's leading gay rights organizations is launching a $26 million organizing effort ahead of next year's midterm elections. More>>

Trump Jr. admits he wanted info on Clinton from Russian

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President Donald Trump's eldest son has changed his account of a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign. More>>

Israel's Labor party elects newcomer Gabbay as leader

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Israel's Labor Party has elected political newcomer Avi Gabbay as its new leader, with hopes to revive its fortunes after 16 years in the opposition. More>>

White House criticizes Russia sanctions stalled in House

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Legislation that would punish Russia and Iran with economic sanctions is missing from the list of bills the House is scheduled to vote on this week. More>>

House official: Threats to lawmakers spike in 2017

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The chief law enforcement official for the House tells federal officials that the U.S. Capitol Police have already investigated more threats to members of Congress than in all of 2016. More>>

Unpopular Christie turns to sports talk, calls fan 'a bum'

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The first poll released since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was photographed lounging on a beach closed to the public shows his approval rating is holding steady at a dismal 15 percent. More>>

Illinois treasurer to governor: No 'junk' for credit trunk

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The state treasurer says Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must go to New York to talk bond-rating houses out of knocking the state's creditworthiness into "junk" status. More>>

Trump: US must work with Russia, move past election issues

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President Donald Trump is tweeting that "it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!" after his meeting with Vladimir Putin. More>>

Obama to appear at Democratic redistricting fundraiser

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Former President Barack Obama will appear at a fundraiser for Democratic group working on redistricting in the United States. More>>

Republican Rep. Pearce running for governor in New Mexico

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Republican Congressman Steve Pearce is running for governor of New Mexico in 2018, giving up his hold on a congressional district along the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Trump backing off idea of 'cyber security unit' with Russia

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President Donald Trump says "it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia" after he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin over election meddling. More>>

UK's struggling May urges opponents to support government

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Britain's beleaguered prime minister is appealing to opponents to help her govern, after she lost her parliamentary majority in last month's election. More>>

The Latest: Trump backs off cybersecurity unit with Russia

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he and President Donald Trump didn't expect anything other than a denial from Vladimir Putin that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election when they all met in Germany. More>>

Kenya opposition leader briefly hospitalized for dehydration

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Kenya's main opposition candidate has been briefly hospitalized for dehydration caused by suspected food poisoning in the country's No. 2 city less than a month before the general election. More>>

Report: Trump son, son-in-law met with Kremlin-linked lawyer

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Donald Trump's eldest son, son-in-law and former campaign chairman have confirmed they met with a Russian lawyer shortly after Trump won the Republican nomination. More>>

State election officials worry about 2018 election security

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A gathering of state election officials comes amid an uproar over a presidential commission investigating allegations of voter fraud and growing concern about Russian attempts to interfere with last fall's election. More>>

Putin hails meeting, thinks Trump accepted election denials Video included

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Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he thinks Trump accepted his assurances that Russia didn't meddle in the U.S. presidential election. More>>

In Alabama Senate race, Roy Moore stirs far right base

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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's past defiance of federal courts on the Ten Commandments and gay marriage has given him a base of support as he seeks Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat, but also won him plenty of detractors. More>>

Al-Shabab beheads 9 civilians in attack on Kenya village

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Al-Shabab beheads 9 civilians in early-morning attack on Kenya village, officials say. More>>

Trump confronts Putin on election hacking in first meeting Video included

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump opened his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday by raising U.S. concerns about Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

The Latest: Trump looks for consensus on North Korea

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President Donald Trump is meeting Britain's head of government on the sidelines of an international summit in Germany. More>>

Kenya's interior minister dies a month before election

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Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya's interior minister and a retired general, has died in a hospital a month before elections. More>>

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