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President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Sen, Bob Dole on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 18, 2018 - 3:55 am
President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year. Trump will appear with the Republican nominee for a Pittsburgh-area House seat. But the White House...
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Detective walks next to a home Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, where police arrested a couple on Sunday accused of holding 13 children captive, in Perris, Calif. Authorities said an emaciated teenager led deputies to the California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
January 18, 2018 - 12:12 am
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 9 p.m. Psychiatrists are not surprised it took years for a 17-year-old California girl to escape the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children. Such behavior is...
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In this undated photo provided by the Patty for Senate Campaign, Patty Schachtner, the St. Croix County medical examiner and Somerset school board member, poses for a photo. Schachtner knocked off state Rep. Adam Jarchow in the Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, special election for a Wisconsin state Senate seat. Schachtner's victory in a traditionally conservative part of the state, and one that went strongly for President Donald Trump in 2016, is being treated by Democrats as a positive sign for the November election. (Patty for Senate Campaign via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 10:58 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district. Patty Schachtner's victory Tuesday over state Rep. Adam Jarchow marks...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican lawmaker's discovery of a magnetic box containing a high-tech tracking device affixed to the bottom of his truck is being investigated by Oklahoma officials, who also revealed that four other GOP legislators have reported concerns they were being followed. The...
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FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal looks on as Governor-elect Phil Murphy nominates him for attorney general in Trenton, N.J. The New Jersey Senate has confirmed Grewal, the nation's first Sikh state attorney general, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Jeffrey Granit/NJ Advance Media via AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 11:32 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has confirmed the nation's first Sikh state attorney general. Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal was confirmed Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he believes he's the first Sikh to serve in such a position. Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having an extramarital affair. The Republican's spokesman, Parker Briden, said Monday, Jan. 15, that the governor will still unveil his policy goals this week, but that he's delaying a promotional tour. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
January 17, 2018 - 1:06 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers say Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change tax laws in the state, one of the key issues outlined by the governor and top GOP lawmakers for the 2018 session...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, Emeril Lagasse poses for a portrait in promotion of his television show 'Eat the World' in New York. In Florida, a television producer for "Emeril's Florida" show is fighting a subpoena from legislators seeking records detailing how the show spent millions of dollars it received from the state's tourism agency. Producer Pat Roberts asked a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, to block the subpoena. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)
January 16, 2018 - 8:40 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A television producer for one of chef Emeril Lagasse's cooking shows caught in an escalating legal battle with the Florida House of Representatives won a temporary reprieve Tuesday. The House demanded last week that producer Pat Roberts and his company turn over records in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting on net neutrality, in Washington. A group of 22 state attorneys general has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net-neutrality rules. These rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. Pai’s push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued Tuesday to block the rules. So did Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, public...
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January 16, 2018 - 2:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The judges who struck down North Carolina's congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given...
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In this Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy, left, gathers with community leaders to discuss gun violence in Chicago at a press conference accompanied by, from left, Chicago Alderman Rick Munoz, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, Rev. Paul Jakes, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush in Chicago. Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy. Now the 54-year-old Democrat has made the issue a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 3:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy, who was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated. Now the 54-year-old Democrat has made the issue a centerpiece...
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