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AP News - Politics

Key witness lied on stand, Trump lawyer tells jurors during closing arguments in hush money trial

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Biden campaign sends allies De Niro and first responders to Trump's NY trial to put focus on Jan. 6

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Judge nixes bid to restrict Trump statements that could endanger officers in classified records case

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Ohio lawmakers holding special session to ensure President Biden is on 2024 ballot

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The Supreme Court has left in place lawyer Michael Avenatti's conviction for plotting to extort up to $25 million from Nike.

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The U.S. State Department has set up an eight-person team known as "the firm" to provide help to countries cut off from Chinese trade.

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A northern Virginia tech company is paying nearly $40,000 to settle claims it discriminated by posting a job listing seeking white, U.S.

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The father of North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore has died. Rick Moore was 75. He died Monday at his Kings Mountain home following what a spokesperson called a "long-term health battle."

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Former President Donald Trump has endorsed the Republican opponent of a Virginia congressman who chairs a group of House conservatives called the House Freedom Caucus.

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Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in several GOP-led states are struggling to do their work

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Closing arguments, jury instructions and maybe a verdict? Major week looms in Trump hush money trial

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Trump confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

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Biden's message to West Point graduates: You're being asked to tackle threats 'like none before

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Kamala Harris plays top campaign role in reelection effort

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In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

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At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

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Libertarians nominate Chase Oliver for president, spurning both Trump and Kennedy

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Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

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Ranked-choice voting has challenged the status quo. Its popularity will be tested in November

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Trump TV: Internet broadcaster beams the ex-president's message directly to his MAGA faithful

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Biden says each generation has to 'earn' freedom, in solemn Memorial Day remarks

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Biden's message to West Point graduates: You're being asked to tackle threats 'like none before'

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Kennedy blasts Biden, Trump over pandemic measures in pitch at Libertarian convention

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Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

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Congress aims to overhaul presidential ethics rules with a plan led by an unlikely pair of lawmakers

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Democrats propose ban on officials receiving payments from foreign governments after Trump probe

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Protesters against war in Gaza interrupt Blinken repeatedly in the Senate

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Supreme Court finds no bias against Black voters in a South Carolina congressional district

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US troops, equipment will depart from Niger by mid-September, the Pentagon says

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Supreme Court sides with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spurning a conservative attack

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Supreme Court orders Louisiana to use congressional map with additional Black district in 2024 vote

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Testimony is over at Donald Trump's criminal trial in New York after a parade of 22 witnesses, including a porn actor, tabloid publisher and White House insiders.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Supporters of former President Donald Trump who are trying to force a recall election targeting Wisconsin's top elected Republican, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, said Tuesday they have enough signatures after their first effort came up short.

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A Wisconsin judge is expected to weigh a union lawsuit against collective bargaining restrictions. Arguments are set for Tuesday.

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Texas congressman Tony Gonzales is out to save his job in a GOP primary runoff that has put rifts within the party on display.

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Officials in America's hottest big metro are working to better protect people amid temperatures already hitting the triple digits this spring.

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A Wisconsin judge has sentenced a man to almost 20 years in prison in connection with a 2016 firebombing incident.

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The federal government recently reclassified race and ethnicity groups in an effort to better capture the diversity of the United States, but some groups feel the changes are still missing the mark.

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Generations of American families have grown up not knowing exactly what happened to their loved ones who died while serving their country in World War II and other conflicts.

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A Colorado sheriff's office says a lightning strike has killed a Colorado rancher and 34 head of cattle.

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OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — For the first time in generations, beachgoers were out on the sand in a New Jersey shore community on the Sunday morning before Memorial Day as a Christian religious group fights the state over its regular beach closures there during Sunday services.

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is under the spotlight again after a manager failed to consult a collections committee before purchasing a 21-star flag, supposedly from 1818 when Illinois became the 21st state to join the Union.

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Progressive civic groups have challenged how four congressional districts and seven state House districts in South Florida were drawn by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature.

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A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won't step down when his term ends this month. Then-Gov.

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Takeaways: How a right-wing internet broadcaster became Trump's loyal herald

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The 2024 primary season is roughly halfway over and there have been few shakeups so far. But the runoffs in Texas on Tuesday are putting two prominent Republicans on edge.

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Federal prosecutors have asked the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump to bar the former president from public statements that "pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents" participating in the prosecution.

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Lara and Eric Trump both addressed North Carolina Republicans at the state's GOP convention to tout changes at the Republican National Committee and former President Donald Trump's race back to the White House.

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A Nevada initiative that would amend the state Constitution to require that voters show photo ID at the polls can appear on the 2024 ballot as long as organizers collect enough signatures.

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The rare special session Republican Gov. Mike DeWine called to pass legislation ensuring President Joe Biden appears on Ohio's fall ballot could take several days.

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A New Jersey electrician who repeatedly attacked police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S. Capitol has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Kentucky has awarded a contract to replace its aging unemployment insurance system. The system showed its shortcomings during the pandemic, when a record surge of jobless claims resulted in processing delays.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Former President Donald Trump invited two rappers on stage at his recent rally who have been charged in a sweeping gang case.

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In the early days of Donald Trump's hush money trial it was possible for members of the public to snag a seat without spending days lining up.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A termination letter involving a former top official at the now-defunct agency that ran West Virginia's foster care and substance use support services is public information, a state appeals court ruled this week, siding with the television station that was denied the letter.

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Two Democratic senators are requesting a meeting with Chief Justice John Roberts after reports that two separate flags carried by rioters at the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol had flown outside of houses owned by Justice Samuel Alito.

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Nineteen Republican state attorneys general have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to get involved in a dispute over climate-change lawsuits.

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A federal judge has tossed a case against a Maryland couple accused of divulging patients' medical records as part of a conspiracy to aid Russia.

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