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    High court asked to iron out polling place clothing dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the […]
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    Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI […]
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump lashes out on Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question. Resurrecting an old tale from […]
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    Former VP Biden mulling another run for presidency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant […]
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    For Duckworth, a baby will bring down yet another barrier

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it. The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly white, mostly male and very fusty Senate. And now, with a baby due […]
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    Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from “a vile attack” after two ex-wives accused Porter of domestic abuse. Porter resigned Feb. 7 after the accusations from Colbie Holderness […]
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question. Resurrecting an old tale from […]
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    Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association […]
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    After questions about travel, EPA head nixes trip to Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is postponing a planned trip to Israel. The decision comes as Pruitt is under pressure over the cost of his travel, including frequent first-class flights. EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman confirmed the trip’s postponement in an email Sunday. She did not explain why the trip had been […]
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    Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5 p.m. President Donald Trump has kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate. Instead, Trump has been raging at the FBI for what he perceives to be a fixation on the Russia […]
  • Lifestyle

    Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment. In Florida, that wasn’t enough for relatives, authorities or his schools to request a judicial […]
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    Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it. The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly white, mostly male and very fusty Senate. And now, with a baby due […]
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    Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack. From […]
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    Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency “missed all of the many signals” sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.” Trump said on Twitter: […]
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    Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn’t come from Republican allies, but from Russian adversaries. Caught up in an elaborate Russian plot without their knowledge, […]
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