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Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

Supreme Court Redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. The justices unanimously ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who challenged...


Government

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry...


Government

Supreme Court rules against Maryland GOP over congressional district; leaves open broader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court rules against Maryland GOP over congressional district; leaves open broader issue of partisan districting.


Government

Homeland Security secretary won't apologize for enforcing laws that result in children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security secretary won’t apologize for enforcing laws that result in children being separated from parents.


Government

Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin Democrats over legislative map; leaves open broader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin Democrats over legislative map; leaves open broader issue of partisan districting.


Business

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

DC Primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.‘s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no...


Government

Supreme Court rejects appeal from gay inmate in South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a gay death row inmate in South Dakota who says jurors were biased against him because of his sexual orientation. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place the death sentence for Charles Rhines. He was convicted in the...


Government

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

Immigration Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: “She believes we need to...


Government

Unwieldy Health Costs Often Stand Between Teachers And Fatter Paychecks

As teacher strikes flared this spring in more than half a dozen states, from West Virginia to Arizona, protesters bemoaned stagnant salaries, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of basic supplies like textbooks and computers. But often missing from hand-scrawled placards and fiery speeches was an...


Government

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

Russia Probe Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller’s work wraps up, if he believed they were treated “unfairly.” Until then,...


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