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MADISON, Wis. | Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans’ stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of redistricting nears. Many in the party acknowledge overlooking local races … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

NORTH BETHESDA, Md | Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She’s free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes. But a year since former President Barack Obama … Continue reading NORTH BETHESDA, Md | Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

HOUSTON | Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral

HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the nation’s largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many … Continue reading HOUSTON | Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral

Trump administration sues California over sales of US land

SACRAMENTO, Calif./April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday sued California over a law that aims to give the state power to override the sale of federal lands, the latest battle between President Donald Trump and the nation’s most populous state. California vowed to fight for the state’s first right to … Continue reading Trump administration sues California over sales of US land

Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

PALM BEACH, Fla. /April 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed they’re coming to take advantage of … Continue reading Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after ‘reality show’ drama

WASHINGTON/March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White … Continue reading Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after ‘reality show’ drama

Former President Obama picks Michigan State, UConn in NCAAs

CHICAGO/ March 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Former President Barack Obama has picked his NCAA Tournament brackets, and he has Michigan State winning the men’s title and — no surprises — UConn winning the women’s championship. Obama has the Spartans beating Bucknell, Syracuse, Duke, and top-seeded Kansas to reach the Final Four along with defending national champion … Continue reading Former President Obama picks Michigan State, UConn in NCAAs

Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered

SELMA, Ala.March 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence in Selma dating to 1965. A bipartisan group including Rep. John Lewis of Georgia led the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was to recall “Bloody … Continue reading Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered