Incumbent, state senator win Va. primaries in key House race

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A key battleground in Democrats’ campaign to take control of the House of Representatives is set after Democrat Jennifer Wexton won the right to take on two-term GOP incumbent Barbara Comstock in a northern Virginia swing district. Wexton, a state...
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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...
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Democrats in tight primary contest for Nevada governor nod

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada voters were deciding a competitive Democratic primary race for governor Tuesday, a contest that became the state’s most closely watched after President Donald Trump helped clear a path to the GOP nomination for vulnerable Sen. Dean Heller....
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Prosecutor: Mississippi man to plead guilty in nuns’ deaths

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor said Tuesday that a man charged with killing two nuns in 2016 will plead guilty as part of an agreement that removes the possibility of the death penalty. District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver told The Associated Press she...
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North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim’s summit performance

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers’ party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago — their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President Donald Trump. The...
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Michigan OKs Nassar-related laws to give victims time to sue

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Tuesday signed two bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal, including one giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit in Michigan is generally a minor victim’s...
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Seattle divided as leaders halt tax on companies like Amazon

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis. A...
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GOP meeting ends with no immigration deal, next step unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided House Republicans left a bargaining session Tuesday night saying they’d not reached an immigration compromise. It remained unclear whether restive moderates would follow through on their threat to force votes soon on the troublesome issue,...
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