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  • Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in January […]
  • Billionaire Kochs won’t back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity has announced it won’t support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. The group is the main political operation […]
  • First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: “She believes we need to be a country that follows all […]
  • Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis. Democrats have turned up the pressure over the policy and some Republicans have […]
  • Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry Greenberg was described in a pair of letters sent […]
  • Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller’s work wraps up, if he believed they were treated “unfairly.” Until then, consideration of clemency is unnecessary, Giuliani said, as the White House presses […]
  • In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.’s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no significant opposition, and the majority of incumbents on […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating the achievements of his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, claiming the North has destroyed missile launch sites and no longer has “rockets flying over the place.” That’s a distorted picture. North Korea has revealed no action on eliminating launch sites, and it announced […]
  • Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland’s first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state’s changing demographics and the party’s efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country. Whoever wins the June 26 Democratic contest will face a tough battle […]
  • In Senate race launched by #MeToo, 2 women have inside track

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota’s surprise race to fill Al Franken’s former Senate seat, the two women running tell their own versions of a familiar story. Democrat Tina Smith, who filled the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member’s seat in January after he resigned, recalls being asked if she could handle a grueling […]
  • DC’s public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation’s capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts across the country. Now the situation in the District of Columbia could not be more different. After a series of rapid-fire […]
  • Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

    NEW YORK (AP) — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party’s most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To many conservatives, the compromise immigration proposal released this past week by […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims exoneration from report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump came out swinging Friday, lodging a remarkable series of claims and accusations about a new watchdog report about the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of emails. In an impromptu press conference on the White House driveway, the president used the report to revive his complaints about the […]
  • Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington’s latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House. The 500-page report, which was more than a year […]
  • Justice report provides ammo for both Trump, critics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington’s latest Rorschach test. President Donald Trump and his critics are cherry-picking its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting a probe into the White House. The 500-page report offered a nuanced conclusion about the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. […]
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