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DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Jun. 24, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...

The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations

Jun. 24, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is promoting his administration's business policies, particularly tax cuts, during a roundtable on tax reform in Las Vegas. The "USA Open for Business" event follows Trump's speech...

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 24, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to...

Protesters, Democrats want immigrant families reunited

Jun. 23, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren't convinced the Trump administration has any real plan to reunite them. Hundreds of people rallied...

The Latest: Congressman says kids at center get good care

Jun. 23, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is returning from a visit to the Texas border saying that several hundred...

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

Jun. 23, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was...

The Latest: Dead driver named in crash that hurt candidate

Jun. 23, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in a car crash in South Carolina. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter he was thinking about Arrington. U.S. Rep....

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

Jun. 23, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the National...

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people. But...

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...