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The Latest: Polls open as Texas voters decide runoff races

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:54am

The Latest on primary runoff elections in Texas (all times local):

School shooting not likely to decide Texas runoff races

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:44pm

A key Texas runoff for a U.S. House seat will test whether the national Democratic Party's establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump.

Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:38pm

Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape.

Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:35pm

Frustrated with the police powers of federal land management agencies he says are straying far from their authority, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is crafting legislation to restrict or abolish them. He says federal agencies are overstepping their purpose.

FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

Desmond Butler and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:04pm

Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe.

Obamas will be on and off camera in unique Netflix deal

Brian Stelter, CNN  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:12pm

Barack and Michelle Obama will work both in front of and behind the camera in a multi-year production deal with Netflix.

US Sen. Bernie Sanders announces Senate re-election bid

David Jordan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:44pm

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will run for re-election on an agenda that would prioritize working families.

The Latest: Professor says Blankenship bid could muddle race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:29pm

The Latest on convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship's announcement that he'll run for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate (all times local):

Democrats turn out in force in Georgia early voting

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:56pm

Georgia's Democratic voters have turned out in force in early voting, an encouraging signal for the party as it tries to wrest control from Republicans after blistering defeats two years ago in the 2016 election.

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:53pm

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.

Black women look to flex power in Georgia governor's race

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:12pm

This week's primary election in Georgia presents black women voters with a rare opportunity: To give a Democrat who looks like them a chance at occupying the governor's mansion in a Republican-controlled state.

As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:40pm

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September.

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:48am

Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.

Georgians vote in race centered on immigration, education

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:03am

The Republican contest centered largely on who loved guns the most and was toughest on immigration, while the Democratic race was a battle of two former legislative colleagues tussling over ethics accusations and their records on education.

The Latest: Polls open in Georgia gubernatorial primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:22am

The Latest on the gubernatorial primary in Georgia (all times local):

Clerk: Conyers III short of valid signatures for ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:21pm

The son of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers will not have his name printed on the Aug. 7 Democratic primary ballot to replace his father.

The Latest: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders launches Senate bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:14pm

The Latest on Sanders Re-election (all times local):

Despite losing GOP primary, convicted ex-coal exec Don Blankenship says he'll run for Senate as third-party candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:43am

Despite losing GOP primary, convicted ex-coal exec Don Blankenship says he'll run for Senate as third-party candidate.

North Dakota politician accused in peeping incident ends run

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:33pm

A North Dakota politician accused in a peeping incident at a college campus announced Sunday he is dropping out of the race for secretary of state.