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    A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primary

    CHICAGO (AP) — Several U.S. House races are expected to be competitive in the Illinois primary, including an open seat, a seat held by a seven-term Democrat facing a challenge from his left and several Republican seats that Democrats hope to flip come November. Here’s a look at five congressional races in the March 20 […]
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump on collapse of immigration effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago. Those immigrants, who arrived in the United States illegally as children, became a bargaining chip in legislation that collapsed this past week as Trump […]
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    Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves ‘no collusion’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller has laid bare the details of […]
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    Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role, if he’s elected Utah’s next senator, often filled by John McCain as an elder statesman and counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. Romney, the 2012 White House nominee, is among […]
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    Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

    Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday […]
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    FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America’s top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure. Even before the startling disclosure that the FBI failed to investigate a warning that the […]
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    ‘Putin’s chef’ among Russians indicted by Mueller

    MOSCOW (AP) — He’s known as “Putin’s chef” — a wealthy Russian businessman and restaurateur who gained favor with Vladimir Putin through his stomach. On Friday, Yevgeny Prigozhin — along with 12 other Russians and three Russian organizations — was charged by the U.S. government as part of a vast and wide-ranging effort to sway […]
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    Key players in the Trump-Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the key players in the Trump-Russia probe after a federal indictment charged 13 Russians in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election: PUTIN’S CHEF One of the key figures indicted with plotting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential is a Russian restaurateur believed […]
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    Takeaways from Mueller’s Russian meddling indictment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies on Friday with interfering in the 2016 election by assuming U.S. identities, sowing discord on social media, communicating with unwitting Americans and even setting up political rallies from afar. President Donald Trump tweeted that the indictment proves there was “no collusion!” […]
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    How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election. What began as a Cold War-like attack by an old adversary would mix old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media […]
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    Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. The federal indictment, brought Friday by […]
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    Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

    NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly has ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration “must do better” in how it handles security clearances. Kelly […]
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    Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

    Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday […]
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    Suspect was a ‘good shot’ on NRA-backed school rifle team

    The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with […]
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    Senate hopeful Mitt Romney on immigration, Russia and guns

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he launched his long-awaited U.S. Senate campaign in Utah, Mitt Romney spoke with The Associated Press about immigration, gun control, Russia and why he’s running in Utah. Some highlights of the phone interview with Romney: IMMIGRATION Romney said he agrees with President Donald Trump on the need for border […]
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