Elections

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July 25, 2017 - 8:11 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Republican Jose Felix Diaz and Democrat Annette Taddeo will meet in a special election to replace a Florida legislator who resigned after using a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues. Unofficial online results show Diaz took 58 percent...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 20, 2017 file photo, Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, center, stands with police inspector Michael Kjos, left, and assistant chief Medaria Arradondo during a news conference Thursday, July 20, 2017, Minneapolis. People who have worked closely with Arradondo tapped to lead Minneapolis' embattled police department say he has qualities that will fit well with the role: He's friendly, forthright, has deep city roots and is African-American, which could help improve sour relations between the police and the city's black community, Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File)
July 25, 2017 - 4:52 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mayor Betsy Hodges had barely begun explaining why she demanded the resignation of the Minneapolis police chief following another fatal officer-involved shooting when some of the protesters who backed her decision interrupted the news conference with an ominous warning. "Bye...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, flanked by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, urges members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to approve a pair of bills to extend state's cap and trade program during a hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality committee, in Sacramento, Calif. As his fourth and final term winds down Brown will spend the final 17 months in office working on California's housing crisis and fighting for ambitious projects to build a high-speed rail system and re-engineer California's water system. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 22, 2017 - 11:14 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming. It also again showcased the Democrat's political skill in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The AP reported on July 14, 2017, that a series of stories circulating online regarding a drug bust involving Pelosi's daughters is a hoax. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 14, 2017 - 1:12 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Trump Jr.: "My Russian Meetings Prove I'm A Real...
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July 11, 2017 - 3:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation's leading gay rights groups, is launching a $26 million political organizing effort ahead of next year's midterm elections. While the effort is nationwide, the group is focusing its resources in particular on several key states: Ohio,...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign gives a thumbs-up after speaking during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. HRC, one of the nation's leading gay rights groups, is launching a $26 million political organizing effort ahead of 2018 midterm elections. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 10, 2017 - 11:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation's leading gay rights groups, is launching a $26 million political organizing effort ahead of next year's midterm elections. While the effort is nationwide, the group is focusing its resources in particular on several key states: Ohio,...
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July 10, 2017 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will appear at a Democratic fundraiser in the nation's capital later this week. It's one of the first times he has appeared on behalf of party causes since leaving the White House. Obama will appear Thursday at a fundraiser for the National Democratic...
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Chicago. Governor Rauner vetoed on Tuesday a package of legislation that raised the income tax by a permanent 32 percent to finance a $36 billion spending plan, which would be Illinois' first budget since 2015. Michael Madigan, the speaker of the Illinois House has scheduled a vote for Thursday to override the governor's veto of budget package, ending a budget stalemate that has lasted more than two years. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
July 06, 2017 - 4:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois Legislature's actions to address the nation's longest state budget stalemate (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The Illinois House has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a budget package. The action Thursday gives Illinois its first annual...
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Chicago. Governor Rauner vetoed on Tuesday a package of legislation that raised the income tax by a permanent 32 percent to finance a $36 billion spending plan, which would be Illinois' first budget since 2015. Michael Madigan, the speaker of the Illinois House has scheduled a vote for Thursday to override the governor's veto of budget package, ending a budget stalemate that has lasted more than two years. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
July 06, 2017 - 4:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois Legislature's actions to address the nation's longest state budget stalemate (all times local): 4:15 p.m. City of Springfield Fire Marshal Chris Richmond says the powdery substance that prompted a hazardous material investigation at the Illinois...
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House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, and Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, talk on the Senate floor Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Senate has OK'd an annual spending plan of $36 billion following a critical vote to raise the income tax rate. If approved by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, it would be Illinois' first budget in more than two years. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
July 04, 2017 - 6:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois Legislature's action to address the nation's longest state budget stalemate (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Illinois House has adjourned without taking action on budget veto overrides that awaits it. There was not a quorum present to conduct...
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