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FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill in Washington. His lawyer said he was fired late Friday by FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 13, 2018 - 5:32 pm
The son of a powerful Republican congressman has lambasted his father on Twitter for "ruining" the career of a recently fired FBI agent. Bobby Goodlatte targeted his father, Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, on Twitter after Monday's news that the FBI fired Peter Strzok. The agent had sent anti-Trump...
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In this Aug. 9, 2018 photo, provided by Nate McMurray for Congress, Nate McMurray, the Democrat who is running in the 27th Congressional District, speaks to supporters in Rochester, N.Y., the day after his opponent, U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, R-N.Y., was arrested on insider trading charges. On Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Collins said he would end his re-election bid, while McMurray called on Collins to resign. (Nate McMurray for Congress via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans may have to nominate Congressman Chris Collins for another political office in order to strip his name from the November ballot after the three-term conservative lawmaker dropped his re-election bid following insider trading charges. The odd move may be necessitated...
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August 13, 2018 - 1:23 pm
BERLIN (AP) — China insisted on Monday that "arbitrary detention" or "re-education centers" do not exist in its far western Xinjiang region, rejecting concerns raised by a U.N. human rights committee that millions of ethnic Uighurs may be being held in camps. Beijing was responding to questions...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 75 miles from Kabul, has killed about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers since Friday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said. A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)
August 13, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began...
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August 13, 2018 - 11:54 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic, pro-government station, that the march of 5,000 people the day before in...
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In this Monday, June 18, 2018 photo, Jennifer Samuels, a teacher and a Democratic candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in LD15, speaks to other teacher candidates and constituents at a campaign event, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Samuels was part of the Red For Ed movement by Arizona teachers successfully striking for higher pay and funding for schools. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 13, 2018 - 10:56 am
Many of the teachers who converged on their state capitols in protest this past spring are hoping to return soon — this time as lawmakers. Hundreds of teachers are running for office in November elections. They say they want to be at the table when legislatures make decisions about public education...
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Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval speaks at a fundraising event for his 1st House District campaign challenge to veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot at a supporters home, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maineville, Ohio. The Democratic candidate for Congress in southwest Ohio jokes that besides already going against the electoral odds, he's a "brown dude with a funny name." But 35-year-old Aftab Pureval is attracting national attention as tries to unseat veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot, part of the Cincinnati-area political landscape for three decades. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 10:51 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as "a brown dude with a funny name." The Ohio native is the son of a Tibet-born mother and India-born father. He first upset the Cincinnati political order in 2016, winning the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. County election officials across Kansas are set to begin reviewing provisional ballots to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican primary for governor. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 9:56 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican gubernatorial primary race between Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Election officials in more than half of Kansas counties are beginning to review some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday as part...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 13, 2018 - 9:49 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night,...
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In this June 30, 2018, photo, protesters rally at a Keep Families Together march at the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix. The blue wave Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches. (AP Photo/Melissa Daniels)
August 13, 2018 - 8:51 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches. In the run-up to the Aug. 28 primary, Democrats in rural southern Arizona are joining groups to learn about candidates. Democrats across...
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