National elections

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a candidate forum on labor issues Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 04, 2019 - 5:28 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform continued Saturday as they pitched themselves to Nevada union members, with former Vice President Joe Biden declaring he's "against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare" and Sen. Kamala Harris saying no...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Public Service Forum in Las Vegas Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 3:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates expressed outrage Saturday that mass shootings have become chillingly common nationwide and blamed the National Rifle Association and its congressional allies after a gunman opened fire at a shopping area near the Texas-Mexico border. "It's not...
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August 02, 2019 - 5:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party next month will consider bypassing its presidential nominating caucuses next year by having governing members endorse President Donald Trump and avoid any primary challenge. The Nevada GOP's governing central committee will vote at its September meeting...
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In this Sept. 20, 2016, photo, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, right, granddaughter of Ethel Kennedy and her late husband Robert F. Kennedy, holds a relative's baby before a ceremony for naming the Robert Kennedy Navy Ship at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, in Boston. Saoirse Kennedy Hill died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. She was 22. At left is U.S. Rep Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 02, 2019 - 4:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities said Friday they are looking to toxicology reports for clues to the death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. The Kennedy family confirmed the death in a statement after police responded to a call...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, greets German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on a two-day visit to Poland for political talks and for the Sept. 1 anniversary observances of World War II Warsaw Rising of 1944, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 02, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president says he wants the country's parliamentary election to be held on Oct. 13 after a short campaign season but still needs approval for that from the state electoral body. President Andrzej Duda said Friday on Polsat TV that he has asked the State Electoral...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, right, poses for photos at the Texas A&M-San Antonio. Hurd announced on Aug. 1, 2019, he will not seek reelection in 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 02, 2019 - 6:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's only black Republican has become the latest GOP lawmaker to say he won't seek reelection next year, jolting the party's efforts to appeal to minority voters and wounding its already uphill chances of regaining House control. Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 02, 2019 - 4:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are split over eliminating employer-provided health insurance under "Medicare for All." The risk is that history has shown voters are wary of disruptions to job-based insurance, the mainstay of coverage for Americans over three generations. Those...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., smiles after vote on a hard-won budget deal that would permit the government to resume borrowing to pay all of its obligations and would remove the prospect of a government shutdown in October, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 01, 2019 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his GOP...
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FILE - This July 31, 2018 file photo shows Fox News personality Tomi Lahren at the LA Premiere of "Death of a Nation" in Los Angeles. Lahren is apologizing for an offensive tweet directed at Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News personality Tomi Lahren is apologizing for an offensive tweet directed at Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Lahren hosts a show on the digital Fox Nation site and is a contributor to the TV network. She wrote on Wednesday about the California senator: "Kamala...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, former Rep. Gabby Giffords, speaks during a news conference to announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two prominent gun safety organizations say they'll host a forum for Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, the day after the second anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. March For Our Lives and the Giffords group told The Associated Press that the forum is the first of its kind for presidential hopefuls. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 01, 2019 - 12:51 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two prominent gun safety organizations said Thursday that they will host a forum for Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, the day after the city marks the second anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Giffords group and March...
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