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Warren tells Nevada Democrats 'soul of our country' at stake

Jun. 23, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Declaring the "soul of our country is at stake," Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Nevada Democrats Saturday they will play a pivotal role in November's midterm elections on the road to taking back the White House in 2020. "Change is coming," said the Massachusetts Democrat, who is considered a...

The Latest: Sen. Warren says 'soul of our country' at stake

Jun. 23, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the Nevada Democratic Party's state convention in Reno (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Nevada Democrats the "soul of our country" is at stake in November's midterm elections. The Massachusetts Democrat told the state party convention in Reno on...

Mississippi holding primary runoffs for US Senate and House

Jun. 23, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is holding party primary runoffs for two federal offices. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, and voters are required to show photo identification. Candidates have expressed concerns that turnout will be much lower than it was during the first round of voting on June 5....

Some House candidates in redrawn district don't live there

Jun. 23, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the crowded and competitive race for Maryland's only open congressional seat, some of the better known candidates don't actually live in the district and they blame the lingering effects of partisan gerrymandering, which has gotten new attention and court challenges recently in the...

Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

Jun. 23, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state's voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. Tester came into the crosshairs of...

Florida's wide-open election season is off and running

Jun. 22, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's wide open election season officially roared into high gear Friday as qualifying for the 2018 ballot wrapped up, with dozens of candidates vying for everything from governor to state legislative seats. Millions have already been spent on television ads in some high-profile...

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

Jun. 22, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack down on heavily armed drug gangs. While chances of a military takeover in Latin America's largest nation are small,...

The Latest: Pentagon seeking space for adult migrants

Jun. 22, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pentagon says it is searching nationwide for space on military installations that could be used to house adult migrants who have tried to cross the U.S. border illegally. In a brief statement, spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie...

Oklahoma Supreme Court voids challenge to teacher pay tax

Jun. 22, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Friday that an initiative petition that would overturn a package of tax hikes for funding teacher pay raises and public schools is invalid. In a divided ruling, Oklahoma's highest court said the proposed referendum "is legally insufficient" and ordered...

Rep. Pearce calls on state to pay up on court-ordered fees

Jun. 22, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce's gubernatorial campaign is demanding the state pay more than $133,000 from a lawsuit settlement before the November election. The Santa Fe New Mexico reports that attorneys for the Republican's campaign on Thursday said the funds are needed before election day....