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Republicans Block Bid to Extend Election Security Grants

Republicans Block Bid to Extend Election Security Grants

By Matthew Daly | Jul 19
The GOP-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security, drawing protests from Democrats who said Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling.

Attorney General: Oklahoma Board Went Too Far with Pot Rules

Attorney General: Oklahoma Board Went Too Far with Pot Rules

By Sean Murphy | Jul 19
Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical marijuana it adopted last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wrote Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency.

U.S. Health Official Reveals Fentanyl Almost Killed His Son

U.S. Health Official Reveals Fentanyl Almost Killed His Son

By Mike Stobbe | Jul 19
The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Immigrant Children Describe Treatment in Detention Centers

Immigrant Children Describe Treatment in Detention Centers

By Amy Taxin | Jul 19
The children's descriptions of various facilities are part of a voluminous and at times scathing report filed in federal court this week in Los Angeles in a case over whether the Trump administration is meeting its obligations.

ACLU Attack on Kobach Roils Kansas GOP Governor Primary

ACLU Attack on Kobach Roils Kansas GOP Governor Primary

By Roxana Hegeman | Jul 19
The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with a flyer attacking Kris Kobach, but his main rival doesn't want the support of the group.

Records Show Arizona Lawmaker Has History of Traffic Stops

Records Show Arizona Lawmaker Has History of Traffic Stops

Jul 18
An Arizona lawmaker already under fire for claiming legislative immunity during a traffic stop has a record of getting pulled over for speeding, and only got a warning each time, according to state police reports.

Trump's Diagnosis for Critics: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

Trump's Diagnosis for Critics: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

By Anne Flaherty | Jul 18
A police officer did not intervene when he came upon the scene of a lesbian couple being berated and threatened in Portland, Oregon, media reports said.

Many State Lawmakers Accused of Sexual Misconduct Run Again

Many State Lawmakers Accused of Sexual Misconduct Run Again

By Christina A. Cassidy | Jul 18
Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house. Voters' response? Mostly, keep them in office.

Curious Path of Siberian Gun Lover Accused of Spying on U.S.

Curious Path of Siberian Gun Lover Accused of Spying on U.S.

By Angela Charlton | Jul 18
By her early 20s, Maria Butina appeared to have a budding political career and a mini furniture empire in her remote Siberian hometown. Then she abandoned both to pursue her passion for gun rights - and, prosecutors say, to spy on the United States.

In Battle for Putin's Affections, Cupid Favors Xi over Trump

In Battle for Putin's Affections, Cupid Favors Xi over Trump

Jul 18
In the race to woo Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping is beating Donald Trump.

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