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GOP outsiders in-and-out as primary season kicks off
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GOP outsiders in-and-out as primary season kicks off

By STEVE PEOPLES and JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship Tuesday in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as “Trumpier than Trump” but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two sitting congressmen to...

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Four charged, $12M claim sought in high school football assault

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — More than a week after a locker room assault was captured on camera, four Alabama high school football players are charged and the school district faces a $12 million demand. News outlets cite a Monday statement from Mobile police that says three of the four students suspended by Davidson High School...

Tuskegee names first permanent female president
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Tuskegee names first permanent female president

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Historically black Tuskegee University has named the first female president on a permanent basis in its 136-year history. The school located in east Alabama announced Tuesday that trustees have picked Lily D. McNair for the position. She becomes the eighth president of an institution founded in 1881 under the leadership of...

Trump decides to exit nuclear accord with Iran
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Trump decides to exit nuclear accord with Iran

By JOSH LEDERMAN and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to follow through on his campaign threat to pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, according to two people familiar with his thinking, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president’s isolation on the world...

Cobb stresses decades on bench in run for governor
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Cobb stresses decades on bench in run for governor

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) — Sue Bell Cobb was just 25 when she put on a judge’s robe for the first time, beginning a 30-year judicial career that culminated with being elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2006. After decades on the bench __ and seven years out...

Trump signals cooperative approach with Mueller is fading
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Trump signals cooperative approach with Mueller is fading

By CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled a more confrontational legal strategy against the special counsel’s Russia probe on Monday, ripping into what he dismissed as an investigation into a “made up, phony crime.” His series of tweets were fresh evidence that the cooperative approach with special counsel Robert Mueller that...

In W.Va., Blankenship defiant as Trump tweets against him
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In W.Va., Blankenship defiant as Trump tweets against him

By JOHN RABY and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A defiant Don Blankenship fired back Monday after President Donald Trump urged West Virginia voters to support opponents of the former coal executive — and former convict — in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. Blankenship said in a statement: “I will win the primary...

Oliver North named president of the NRA
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Oliver North named president of the NRA

By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North’s appointment as the next president of the National Rifle Association gives some star power to the gun lobby but also inspires disdain by gun-control advocates who call it a tone-deaf move that shows an unwillingness to find solutions to gun violence. North,...

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New York attorney general resigns amid abuse allegations

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women’s issues and an antagonist to the policies of President Donald Trump, announced late Monday that he would be resigning from office hours after four women he was romantically involved with...