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Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:14pm

The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray told lawmakers at a congressional hearing Monday at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor.

Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:44pm

President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, officials confirmed Monday.

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:24pm

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

Billionaire Kochs won't back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:30am

A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia.

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:32pm

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected "smuggling event" crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said.

Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

Christine Armario and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:06pm

President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process.

Melania Trump says US should govern 'with heart' in enforcing immigration law

Kate Bennett CNN  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:03pm

In a rare statement on a policy issue, first lady Melania Trump weighed in through her spokeswoman on the immigration crisis taking place at America's borders.

3 Democrats look to make history in Wisconsin governor race

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:46am

Mahlon Mitchell likes to remind voters while campaigning that they can make history by electing him Wisconsin's first black governor. Meanwhile, Kathleen Vinehout and Kelda Roys — who breast-fed her daughter in a campaign video — are each hoping to become the first woman to lead the state.

In Senate race launched by #MeToo, 2 women have inside track

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:08am

In Minnesota's surprise race to fill Al Franken's former Senate seat, the two women running tell their own versions of a familiar story.

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:19pm

In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They're part of a majority of American young people and their parents who disapprove of the job the president is doing, a poll shows.

Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:36pm

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

Bernie Sanders declining to help son in race fits pattern

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 4:40pm

An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, it turns out, his own son.

Secret recording, unpaid loan stir race for Georgia governor

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:08am

Accusations of ethical lapses and incompetence are raising the temperature of Georgia's heated race for the Republican nomination for governor.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:04pm

As you continue consuming news, keep honing your media literacy skills by taking’s weekly Fake News Quiz.

Sanders joining Maryland's Jealous to help him campaign

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:18pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he's coming to Maryland to lend a liberal boost to Ben Jealous' campaign for governor.

Collection, count go on after ranked-choice voting in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:44pm

Collection and tabulation of ballots from Maine's Democratic primary election have stretched into a second week in the state's first test of ranked-choice voting.

Political 'Survivor': Ranked-choice tabulations get underway

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:24pm

Nearly a week after Maine's primary elections, the state's ranked-choice voting experiment is getting real as it becomes a game of mathematical survival.

Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:02am

With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country.

Diversity is 'crap'? Candidate says context is key

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 11:38am

A New Jersey Republican running for an open U.S. House seat recorded in a video saying "diversity is a bunch of crap" and later criticized by Democrats, including Gov. Phil Murphy, and Republicans says it was taken out of context and that it's "un-American" to use diversity as a benchmark for fairness.