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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces His Re-Election Bid

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces His Re-Election Bid

By David Jordan | May 21
Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will run for re-election on an agenda that would prioritize working families.

A Cancer Screening Flop: Few Smokers Seek Free Lung Scans

A Cancer Screening Flop: Few Smokers Seek Free Lung Scans

By Marilynn Marchione | May 21
Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the free scans, researchers report.

2018 Midterms: An Early Heat for 2020 Democrats?

2018 Midterms: An Early Heat for 2020 Democrats?

By Bill Barrow | May 20
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.

Working Families Party Formally Endorses Cynthia Nixon

Working Families Party Formally Endorses Cynthia Nixon

By Verena Dobnik | May 20
New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate - challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Lawmakers Repel Challenge to Sugar Program

Lawmakers Repel Challenge to Sugar Program

By Andrew Taylor | May 19
The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program.

Lawmakers Look to Ban Pet Leasing

Lawmakers Look to Ban Pet Leasing

By Mary Esch | May 19
How much is that maltipoo in the window? It could end up costing twice what it says on the price tag if the buyer is enticed into signing a pet leasing contract.

GOP Candidate Harasses Occupant of Bathroom Stall, Livestreams Encounter

GOP Candidate Harasses Occupant of Bathroom Stall, Livestreams Encounter

By Kilian Melloy | May 18
A Republican congressional candidate grabbed her phone and headed for the women's room at a Denny's restaurant when she heard a possible transgender person was using the facility.

Alabama Gov. Lashes Out at Gay State Lawmaker's 'Disgusting' Gay Claim

Alabama Gov. Lashes Out at Gay State Lawmaker's 'Disgusting' Gay Claim

By Kilian Melloy | May 17
The governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, clapped back at social media posts from an openly gay state lawmaker suggesting that she is secretly gay and "moved her girlfriend out of her house when she became Gov."

Mueller Investigation Enters 2nd Year - Where is it Headed?

Mueller Investigation Enters 2nd Year - Where is it Headed?

By Eric Tucker | May 17
Hundreds of pages of court filings, and public statements from witnesses, have to an extent pulled back the curtain on an extraordinarily secretive investigation. But much remains hidden from view.

Georgia GOP Gubernatorial Primary Gets Tough on Immigration

Georgia GOP Gubernatorial Primary Gets Tough on Immigration

By Ben Nadler and Kate Brumbach | May 17
The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia is shaping up as a contest over who's toughest on illegal immigration, with campaigns featuring a "deportation bus," a pickup truck for do-it-yourself immigrant roundups, and lots of tough talk.

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