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Takeaways from Illinois primary: Big money, party splits
Illinois voters added their voices to the 2018 primary season Tuesday, with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner surviving an unexpectedly stiff primary challenge from the right and a suburban Chicago congressman, Dan Lipinski, clinging to a tight lead over a Democratic challenger fueled by the party's liberal wing....

Rauner, Pritzker attacks started long before matchup was set
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and billionaire Democratic businessman J.B. Pritzker spent millions attacking each other even before their 2018 matchup was set, providing a preview of just how brutal and astronomically expensive the race for the state's top job is expected to be....

Democrats turn out in big numbers for Illinois primary
CHICAGO (AP) -- Democrats turned out for Illinois' primary in higher numbers than the left-leaning state has seen for a midterm election in more than a decade, deciding several hotly contested races and signaling the November election could be even tougher-than-usual for the GOP....

Rep. Lipinski of Illinois narrowly wins Democratic primary
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, narrowly won a primary Tuesday over a progressive newcomer who argued the congressman's views no longer reflect the Chicago-area district he has represented for seven terms....

In the age of Trump, Schwarzenegger wants centrist GOP
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The year was 1990 and Republican U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson claimed his first term as California governor, replacing another Republican, George Deukmejian. Two years earlier, California voters helped send George H.W. Bush to the White House with a 3.6-point win over Democrat Michael Dukakis....

Homeland officials to talk election security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators are expected to press Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the department's efforts to secure state election systems as the Senate Intelligence Committee launches an effort to safeguard against foreign meddling in this year's elections....

Trump-Kim summit offers hope to son of detained American
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The son of an American held in North Korea sees a glimmer of hope after months of frustration and sadness that a planned summit of President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un can help win his father's freedom....

Allegations from women in his past shadow Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chorus of women from President Donald Trump's past is getting louder....

Facebook: A community like no other. Should you leave it?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sure. Take that quiz about which hair-metal band is your spirit animal. Share a few snaps of your toddler at the beach and watch the likes pile up. Comment on that pointed political opinion from the classmate you haven't seen since the Reagan administration....

Talks on spending bill drag on as shutdown deadline nears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill drag on as congressional negotiators find themselves tangled in side issues ahead of a Friday deadline....

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