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From Africa to the anteroom: Flake, Coons forge rare bond

Oct. 2, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware forged their friendship in Africa, thousands of miles away from the divisiveness of Washington. Both spent formative time there as young men in the early 1980s — Coons studying in Kenya during...

Lawmakers work on fix after conservation fund lapses

Oct. 2, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the program lapsed Monday amid dispute over whether...

Democrats, activists hit N Carolina GOP on Kavanaugh

Sep. 27, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats and activists went on the offensive against Republicans for not opposing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The state Democratic party launched online ads Thursday targeting GOP state legislators who signed an open letter last month supporting...