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AP News - Politics

With homelessness on the rise, the Supreme Court weighs bans on sleeping outdoors

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Trump's $175 million bond in New York civil fraud judgment case is settled with cash promise

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider a request by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake to ban the use of electronic vote-counting machines in Arizona.

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Israel expects its top ally, the United States, to announce that it's blocking military aid to an Israeli army unit over gross human rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied West Bank before the war in Gaza began six months ago.

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New Hampshire is getting a $20 million federal grant to help reconstruct coastal seawalls eroded by storms and flooding and it received a disaster aid declaration to recuperate costs from a January storm.

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A crackdown on how California utilities spend customers' money faces a do-or-die vote in the Legislature.

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A Kansas judge has denied a request for a resentencing hearing for two brothers awaiting execution for a quadruple killing known as the "Wichita massacre," ruling that he lacks jurisdiction to approve a reexamination of the sentences.

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President Joe Biden can perhaps breathe a bit easier given that Israel and Iran seem to have stepped back for now from tipping the Middle East into all-out war.

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Trump tried to 'corrupt' the 2016 election, prosecutor alleges as hush money trial gets underway

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Supreme Court will take up the legal fight over ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers

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The Supreme Court will decide whether Trump is immune from federal prosecution. Here's what's next

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What to know about Pennsylvania and the 2024 election

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Marjorie Taylor Greene calls Mike Johnson a 'lame duck' after House vote on foreign aid

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Lawsuits under New York's new voting rights law reveal racial disenfranchisement even in blue states

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Local election workers fear threats to their safety as November nears. One group is trying to help

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Biden is marking Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in federal solar power grants

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Kennedy says he loves his family 'either way' after relatives endorse Biden's campaign over his

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In race for his Senate seat, Joe Manchin endorses West Virginia Democratic Mayor Glenn Elliott

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Puerto Rico Republicans award Trump all 23 of their delegates

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Vice President Harris announces final rules mandating minimum standards for nursing home staffing

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Papua New Guinea leader takes offense after Biden implies his uncle was eaten by cannibals

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When it comes to government planes and political trips, who pays for a president's campaign travel?

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Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It's not that clear-cut

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A crush of lawsuits over voting in multiple states is creating a shadow war for the 2024 election

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A look at what's in the $95 billion foreign aid package passed by the House

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The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon

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The House passes billions in aid for Ukraine and Israel after months of struggle. Next is the Senate

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Biden signs bill extending a key US surveillance program after divisions nearly forced it to lapse

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Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for job discrimination over forced transfers

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Supreme Court questions obstruction charges brought against Jan. 6 rioters and Trump

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Nearing 50 Supreme Court arguments in, lawyer Lisa Blatt keeps winning

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Supreme Court seems likely to preserve access to the abortion medication mifepristone

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has conceded defeat on his push to enact universal school vouchers this year, acknowledging there was "not a pathway for the bill" after months of Republican infighting.

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A veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has died six months after he was seriously hurt when a fire broke out inside a trailer serving as a mobile shooting range.

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A Pennsylvania appeals court has kept alive an Italian heritage group's challenge to efforts by the city of Pittsburgh to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from a city park.

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An acute housing shortage hitting fire survivors on the Hawaiian island of Maui is squeezing out residents even as they try to overcome the loss of loved ones, their homes and their community.

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Donald Trump's hush money criminal trial shifts to opening statements Monday, followed by the start of witness testimony.

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The United Auto Workers union is celebrating a huge win at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, where workers will now be represented by the union.

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New York lawmakers have approved a $237 billion state budget that includes plans to spur housing construction, combat unlicensed marijuana stores and address the migrant crisis.

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A Fort Wayne city councilwoman has been chosen as the new mayor of Indiana's second most populous city, and its first Black leader, during a caucus to replace its late mayor, who died in March.

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Authorities say the New Jersey rabbi serving a decadeslong sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot targeting his wife has died.

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Mark Houck's campaign to unseat Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania's GOP primary could offer hints about swing-district party sentiment in a heated presidential election year.

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Pregnant workers have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

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The most significant case in decades on homelessness has reached the Supreme Court as record numbers of people in America are without a permanent place to live.

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Republicans in Wyoming have awarded former President Donald Trump all 29 of their national delegates in a presidential preference poll.

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Donald Trump has canceled his first planned rally since the start of his criminal hush money trial because of a storm in North Carolina.

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Former first lady Melania Trump is making a return to her husband's presidential campaign with a rare political appearance after months of being absent from Donald Trump's latest run for the White House.

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Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan as a child and built a new life in Mississippi. Fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river earlier this month.

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A new voting rights law in New York is already having a dramatic effect, with lawsuits in several local communities seeking to reverse decades of minority voter disenfranchisement.

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Over the past week, Donald Trump has been forced to sit inside a frigid New York courtroom and listen to a parade of potential jurors in his criminal hush money trial share their unvarnished assessments of him.

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A man who set himself on fire outside the Manhattan courtroom where Donald Trump was on trial tested news organizations on how quickly they could respond to an incident and what to show viewers.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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West Virginia will not face $465M COVID education funds clawback after feds OK waiver, governor says

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A new Idaho organization says it will ask voters to restore abortion access and other reproductive health care rights in the state after lawmakers let a second legislative session end without modifying the strict abortion bans.

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A central Indiana man who won a primary election for a township board position while charged with killing his estranged wife has been found guilty of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.

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Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen says he'll keep his promise to call a special legislative session this summer to push lawmakers to find a fix for soaring property taxes.

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The Democratic governor in Kansas has vetoed proposed tax breaks for anti-abortion counseling centers while allowing restrictions on college diversity initiatives to become law without her signature.

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A Wisconsin prosecutor says she won't bring charges against a Republican lawmaker accused of trying to evade state campaign finance laws in order to unseat the powerful speaker of the Assembly.

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