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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.

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

Alan Fram and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:38pm

President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had been confused.

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 5:55pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail.

Count My Vote asks Utah Supreme Court to throw out signature removal process

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 15th - 5:15pm

Backers of the Count My Vote initiative that Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox ruled failed to qualify for the November ballot asked the Utah Supreme Court Friday to throw out a provision in the law allowing for voter signatures to be removed.

Gov. Herbert thanks man credited with stopping anti-gay mob

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 3:08pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is thanking a man who's being credited with fending off an anti-gay mob during the Utah Pride Festival.

Collection, count goes on after 1st ranked-choice voting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:38am

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.