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Klobuchar lists executive orders she'd sign as president

Jun. 18, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a list of 100-plus executive orders she says she'd sign in her first 100 days in office. The orders include rejoining the Paris climate agreement and allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada. The list is intended...

Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech

Jun. 18, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement in Florida on Tuesday are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what they say is a juxtaposition of the president's policies. Organizers of the "Win With Love...

Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging

Jun. 17, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what any campaign would do: tried to bury the bad numbers. When the findings leaked to the media anyway, an infuriated Trump and his aides first disputed the...

Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police

Jun. 17, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his hometown forced him to confront issues of race and policing. The Democrat canceled several days of campaign events...

The Latest: No video of officer shooting in Buttigieg's city

Jun. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly police shooting in the Indiana hometown of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities say no police video exists of the confrontation during which an officer fatally shot a black man in the Indiana city where...

2020 candidate Castro targets affordability in housing plan

Jun. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is drawing on that experience in his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign with calls for tax credits for low-income renters and ending veteran homelessness. Castro's housing plan released Monday hits close to his stint as secretary of...

Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential race

Jun. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former first lady emerged Monday as the top vote-getter in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, but she will have to compete in an August runoff that will determine the next leader of this Central American nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang...

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

Jun. 17, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a shooting involving a police officer in South Bend, the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor. Buttigieg said he changed his campaign schedule to return to South Bend on Sunday and hold a late night news...

Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

Jun. 17, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and flipped a...

Early results: Businesswoman ahead in Guatemalan election

Jun. 17, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Early results in Guatemala's presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead in a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. Three hours after polls closed, but with votes tallied from just 13% of polling...