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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean said Thursday that he's disappointed GOP opponent Bill Lee was unable to attend a forum where the two were set to appear together, but stopped short of accusing the Republican of actively avoiding him.

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That's why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, it stru…

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The college students and neighbors gathered at a St. Louis coffee shop seemed like one of the friendlier crowds Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill might face campaigning in heavily Republican Missouri. But the audience on a recent night came armed with tough questions and unaf…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify und…

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren't coming from Democrats. They're coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration.

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SACRAMENTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2018--The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a nonprofit with 12,000 doctor members—applauds California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing into law a landmark bill that guarantees patients a healthful plant-based option at every meal. Sen. Nancy Skin…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

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PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee on Tuesday pointed to a Nashville faith-based halfway home as a possible model for reducing Tennessee's recidivism rate.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears? Betsy DeVos endured yet another rocky Senate confirmation hearing to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage.

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2018--As the country celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, recently released government data indicate that Hispanics bear the brunt of hunger and poverty despite the recent gains in the national economy.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn says sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from high school are a "delay tactic," saying his female accuser should testify under oath and a committee vote shouldn't be delayed.

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that Democratic former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is "trying to pull a fast one" on voters by promising to be moderate if he's elected to the Senate in a critical race.

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A former Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature will avoid prosecution for falsely claiming she had a college degree if she serves 90 days of probation and completes 25 hours of community service.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign has hit the Illinois airwaves with a new claim that Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker wants to tax drivers for the mileage they log by using a tracking device.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat.

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LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona state lawmaker who was seen on video bragging about driving more than 120 mph (193 kph) earlier this year pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge for speeding Thursday.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about an Afghan refugee winning a primary election, The Associated Press reported erroneously the year Safiya Wazir fled Afghanistan. Wazir fled Afghanistan decades ago. She arrived in the United States in 2007.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, who made a case for a second term by highlighting the state's improving economic fortunes, has survived a grassroots challenge from the left to win her party's nomination for re-election.

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LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that he's "embarrassed by the circus" in the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee — and he's pointing at both Democrats and Republicans.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is quietly helping boost Republican candidates in places where President Donald Trump has struggled. In so doing, the former two-term president is raising his profile, ever so slightly, in the national politics he eschewed for years.

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2018--The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today applauded the introduction of the American Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R. 6756), which includes a provision that would protect investments in start-ups from inadvertently triggering the net operati…

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Two major Democratic political groups on Wednesday announced a combined $21 million digital ad buy targeting Senate races in November, a sign the party is trying to learn from 2016, when Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign was far more aggressive online.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Aug. 26 about affirmative action and Asian-Americans, The Associated Press erroneously reported Karthick Ramakrishnan's place of employment. He is a public policy professor at the University of California, Riverside, not the University of California, Irvine.

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SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about a proposed fee on carbon pollution, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Shell pledged money to the initiative. Shell pledged money to oppose the initiative.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Polls may show her far behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary, but Cynthia Nixon says she knows something that Cuomo and the pollsters don't.

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2018--Women are the fastest-growing subpopulation of the military and veteran communities, representing more than 15 percent of active-duty military and 10 percent of veterans. Yet according to a landmark report released today by DAV (Disabled American Ve…