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Working with others crucial to legislative success, Dent says

MOSES LAKE — Rep. Tom Dent said effectiveness in the Washington Legislature starts with working with people on o...

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Nevada passes bill to mail all voters ballots amid pandemic

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add Nevada to a growing list of states that will mail all active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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NY eyes pain for wealthy, working class to help right budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes raising taxes on the wealthy to help the state weather the coronavirus economic crisis, but it is clear that federal aid alone won’t solve the state’...

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Ginsburg waited 4 months to say her cancer had returned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps the most forthcoming member of the Supreme Court when it comes to telling the public about her many health issues. But she waited more than four months to ...

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GOP congressional candidates pitch anti-socialist message

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the state's Aug. 11 primary fast approaching, some Republican congressional candidates have been bucking conventional wisdom it will be difficult to run in Democratic-leaning Connectic...

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Utah protesters arrested after fighting with police officers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah protest over the death of a man who was fatally shot by police resulted in skirmishes with officers and several people being taken into custody, authorities said.

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House Dems seek to hold suburbs as Trump's slide worries GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a suburban Houston congressional district that backed

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Leading Democratic VP contender Bass defends stance on Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden's running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Ca...

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Maryland gov. criticizes online-only private school order

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Saturday criticized an order by the health officer for the state's most populous county that requires private schools to remain closed for in-person instruction ...

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South Africa hits 500,000 infections but president hopeful

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, but President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases has stabilized and that the c...

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Portland protest peaceful after federal presence reduced

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduc...

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Michigan primary tests Tlaib, features 2 open House races

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's primary features a viable challenge to an incumbent congresswoman and campaigns for two U.S. House seats where a Republican and a former GOP member are retiring.

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Judges chosen to help Mississippi courts with backlog

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several judges are being appointed to help Mississippi courts with backlogs of cases that have developed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lawmakers fight for GOP's soul in Arizona Senate primary

PHOENIX (AP) — The biggest knock-down, drag-out primary election fight among the 90 Arizona Senate and House seats up for grabs in November features two sitting Republican lawmakers in a suburban north Phoenix di...

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Louisiana abortion clinic ends suit against licensing rules

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Shreveport abortion clinic and two doctors that perform abortions have dropped their lawsuit challenging Louisiana's clinic-licensing regulations, after a federal appeals court questione...

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Business interests look to primaries as Democrats surge

PHOENIX (AP) — With Democrats eyeing November pickups they hope will give them control of at least one chamber of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in decades, business interests that usually back Republ...