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  • A look at N. Korea’s human rights abuses Trump played down

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea’s government. But after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he described as “very smart” and having a “great personality,” […]
  • Marine veteran has lead in Maine congressional primary

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A state lawmaker who served in the U.S. Marine Corps had the most first-place votes in a Democratic congressional primary Tuesday, but it’ll take additional tabulations to determine if he earned the right to challenge two-term Republican incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin. Jared Golden, of Lewiston, had collected about 50 percent of […]
  • Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump’s North Korea summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept vague pledges from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. White House officials […]
  • Lawsuit says DOJ not providing documents to ex-FBI official

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf. The complaint filed Tuesday says the Justice Department has publicly defended the firing yet failed to identify for McCabe the policies and procedures it […]
  • Made-for-TV summit puts Trump the Showman in spotlight

    Andersen Air Force Base, GUAM (AP) — From the staged handshake before a watching world, to the debut of an infomercial about an imagined North Korea, the summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was a made-for-the-cameras production. While the Singapore sit-down at a luxury resort purported to be a serious conversation about […]
  • Rep. Sanford loses GOP primary, attacked for Trump criticism

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Over more than two decades, South Carolina voters forgave U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford for his quirkiness, his infidelity and his lies. But they could not forgive him for his criticism of President Donald Trump. Sanford lost his first election ever Tuesday, beaten for the Republican nomination for another term in the […]
  • Dean Heller, Jacky Rosen win primaries in Nevada Senate race

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller cruised through a five-way Republican primary race Tuesday, freeing him to prepare for a tough re-election battle that could help swing control of the Senate. Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election this year because he’s the only one running in a state […]
  • Former North Dakota party chairman wins GOP House primary

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Sen. Kelly Armstrong easily won Tuesday’s Republican primary for North Dakota’s U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Kevin Cramer. As Cramer seeks to move into the U.S. Senate — he won his own primary against a little-known opponent — Armstrong is hoping to keep the GOP’s grip on a […]
  • South Carolina Gov. McMaster faces GOP primary runoff

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, an early supporter of President Donald Trump, was forced into a runoff for the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday. McMaster was the top vote-getter in primary voting but failed to win the 50 percent necessary to avoid a runoff. He and Greenville businessman John Warren will face […]
  • Republican who backed Confederate memorials wins Senate nom

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A conservative provocateur and supporter of President Donald Trump won Virginia’s Republican primary Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race, and he has promised to run a “vicious” campaign against incumbent Tim Kaine. Republican Corey Stewart beat state lawmaker Nick Freitas and Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson. Stewart – who favors keeping Confederate […]
  • Women dominate in Va. Democratic House primaries

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Women roared to victories Tuesday in Democratic primaries across Virginia on Tuesday, falling in line with what has been a national trend. In every Democratic primary where a woman was on the ballot in Virginia, a woman won the nomination. Robert Monroe, 53, a video producer from Glen Allen, Virginia, said […]
  • Sen. Angus King of Maine to face lesser-known challengers

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine will face two lesser-known candidates who won uncontested primaries Tuesday but now face a difficult challenge against a popular incumbent. Republican State Sen. Eric Brakey was unchallenged in his primary election Tuesday after an opponent, Max Linn, was disqualified by election officials who determined […]
  • AP EXPLAINS: What does ranked-choice voting mean for Maine?

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans and Democrats wrestled Tuesday with new ballots that let them rank some candidates for the first time. The ballots asked voters to fill in ovals to rank gubernatorial candidates and a few legislative and federal hopefuls from first to last. Maine became the first state to adopt a system […]
  • The Latest: Votes planned on 2 immigration bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ efforts to pass immigration legislation (all times local): 10 p.m. A top Republican aide says the House will vote next week on two immigration bills. The plan comes after GOP moderates and conservatives failed to reach agreement on a compromise measure. AshLee Strong is spokeswoman for Speaker Paul […]
  • Lawsuit: Justice Dept. failed to give McCabe info on firing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf Tuesday. The complaint says the Justice Department has publicly defended the firing yet failed to identify for McCabe the policies and procedures it followed […]
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