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President Donald Trump talks to a pilot in the cockpit of an F-35 aircraft during a Defense Capability Tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 7:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 5:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says Arizona Senate hopeful Martha McSally, who is a former Air Force colonel and combat fighter pilot, is "brilliant and brave" and has a "very, very strange...
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In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, the historic train station of Columbus, N.M., once attacked by Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa is shown before sunset. As Democrats seek to flip a key GOP U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico, the path to victory in districts like those that encompass Columbus includes winning over fiercely independent voters in communities who have their own views about border life. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
October 19, 2018 - 1:33 pm
COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Flashing lights shook William Johnson from a deep sleep around midnight earlier this month when U.S. Border Patrol agents surrounded his home. The 71-year-old retired chef peeked out a window, then waited for a knock at the door. It never came. "Guess they were looking for...
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President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 11:29 am
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Eager to bring immigration to the forefront as the midterm elections near, President Donald Trump suggested without evidence that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States...
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Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., speaks as President Donald Trump stands right during a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 8:37 am
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. At a campaign rally in Missoula Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who...
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October 19, 2018 - 7:19 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal judges have appointed a special expert to help redraw Virginia's state legislative districts for future elections. A three-judge panel appointed Bernard Grofman, an economics and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, on Thursday. The...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. McCaskill and Hawley are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 19, 2018 - 7:02 am
Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who's seeking her third Senate...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. McCaskill and Hawley are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 18, 2018 - 8:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The two squared-off...
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President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2018 - 8:27 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana,...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland produces most of the lettuce on Earth, suffers from a lack of available affordable housing and space to build more. Housing prices have exploded, with the median cost of a home now $549,000, according to Zillow. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers...
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Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn answers questions during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. Wednesday is the first day of Tennessee's early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 18, 2018 - 7:00 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Marsha Blackburn would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history if she were to win in November, but women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 shows the congresswoman trailing Democratic former...
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