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  • Top Senate Democrat gives backing to reparations bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he supports legislation that would create a commission to study reparations for the descendants of enslaved black people in the United States. Speaking to reporters at the Capitol, the New York Democrat on Tuesday called racism “the poison of America” and said that more must be […]
  • Trump says US won’t sell fighter jets to Turkey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. is not going to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara decided to buy a missile defense system from Russia. The Trump administration has repeatedly told Turkey that it will be cut off from buying F-35s if it buys the S-400 Russian air defense system […]
  • The Latest: Planned Parenthood won’t comply with Trump rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s family planning rule (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Planned Parenthood says it won’t comply with a Trump administration rule that bars taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions. Jacqueline Ayers, the organization’s top lobbyist, said Tuesday that Planned Parenthood clinics will stop accepting federal […]
  • The Latest: Judge bars Roger Stone from social media

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump confidant Roger Stone (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A federal judge has restricted Roger Stone’s use of social media after finding that the longtime friend of President Donald Trump violated her gag order. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone on Tuesday that he could not use […]
  • 2nd candidate: No solo meeting with any woman not his wife

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second Republican man running for Mississippi governor said he won’t meet alone with a woman who isn’t his wife, even in a professional setting. Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. said he tries to have at least one staff person with him, including when he met with a […]
  • Dem trying to unseat Michigan’s Amash raised $100K in 1 week

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Democrat running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said Tuesday she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign for what’s become a crowded — and newly competitive — three-way race. Attorney Hillary Scholten of Grand Rapids joined the race last week, days after Amash said he […]
  • North Carolina Dem takes big financial lead in US House redo

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat has a big financial lead over his Republican rival in a North Carolina U.S. House special election that was ordered after a ballot-collection scandal in the GOP-leaning district. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday showed Democrat Dan McCready collected twice as much in contributions as Republican […]
  • Ambassador to resign to run for Tennessee US Senate seat

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty is currently in the process of resigning his position as he prepares to run for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat. State Department officials announced on Tuesday that the 59-year-old Republican will resign later this month. He has served in the diplomatic post for nearly two […]
  • Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, repeatedly flouted her gag order. Although U.S. District Judge Amy […]
  • O’Rourke’s fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field. But four months into his campaign, other — previously unknown — candidates are seizing on the issues that were supposed to be […]
  • Pentagon nominee regrets Turkey’s ‘drift’ from West

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday he is troubled by Turkey’s decision to defy the United States by acquiring Russian-made air defenses. “It is very disheartening to see how they have drifted over the past several years,” Esper said, […]
  • Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

    NEW YORK (AP) — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — “I can’t breathe” — became a national rallying cry against police brutality. The decision […]
  • Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration’s ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. “We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require health care […]
  • Feds missed 2nd deadline for Congress’ tribal safety bills

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. officials tasked with carrying out federal public safety policy for tribes missed a deadline to provide input on legislation to curb violence against Native American women for a second straight month. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, had set a July 8 deadline for Interior and Justice Department officials to […]
  • Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump’s America

    Even before President Donald Trump’s racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, […]
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