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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 - 6:50pm

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 said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor.

Regulations for new Utah cannabis laws several months away

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:42pm

A state agriculture department official told lawmakers that its days as "a sleepy little agency" may be numbered thanks to the department's central role in determining how new cannabis-related laws are implemented in Utah.

Rep. Mia Love pushing bill to end 'horrible' separation of families at border

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:49pm

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, said Monday she is helping to push a proposal that would end President Donald Trump's "horrible" policy of separating children from their immigrant parents at the border.

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Lolita C. Baldor, Ken Thomas and Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:36pm

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.

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.

The Latest: Kobach to appeal voting rights ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:44pm

The Latest on a judge ruling that Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote (all times local):

Sanders joins Maryland's Jealous to help fire up voters

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:01pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he rallied on a hot Monday night in Maryland to fire up voters for Ben Jealous' campaign for governor.

Judge: Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:57pm

Judge: Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote.

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.