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States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court

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Gerrymandering has led to court fights in a number of states. More>>

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Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

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Voters in a number of states will be deciding this year whether to change the redistricting process for congressional and state legislative seats, to make the process less partisan. More>>

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

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The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps. More>>

North Korea's hacking fails to make summit talking points

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North Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack. More>>

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space. More>>

Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

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Trump administration to finalize health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed. More>>

Supreme Court sides with Florida man in free speech case

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The Supreme Court is siding with a man who sued the Florida city where he lives after being arrested for his speech during a public comment portion of a city council meeting. More>>

EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

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The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, in a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. More>>

Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

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The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans as Democrats turned up the pressure. More>>

Senate bill would block WH deal with Chinese telecom company

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The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

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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. More>>

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

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The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.". More>>

The Latest: White House rejects narrow fix for border crisis

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents. More>>

US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

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The Trump administration says it's "deeply concerned" by a growing number of political and religious prisoners held by Russia. More>>

Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

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Romanian lawmakers approved criminal justice changes that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that came after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting corruption to prevent "hostile powers" from undermining the country. More>>

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

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The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems. More>>

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. More>>

Supreme Court to hear appeal from Alaska hovercraft owner

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Alaska resident John Sturgeon is getting a second crack at the Supreme Court in his fight to get his hovercraft back on the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. More>>

Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller

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President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller. More>>

Records: Trump Tower failed to follow fish protection rules

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The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is among the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river's fish. More>>

The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect

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The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee disagrees with a report from the Justice Department's inspector general that said the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated. More>>

Pompeo says China is engaging in 'predatory economics 101'

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is engaging in "predatory economics 101" and an unprecedented level of larceny" of intellectual property. More>>

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

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Giuliani says Trump might pardon former campaign chairman, others ensnared in Russia investigation once special counsel's work ends. More>>

Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats

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With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. More>>

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

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First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border, hopes country is one that 'governs with heart'. More>>

After Trump summit, Pompeo may return soon to North Korea

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he may return to North Korea to continue nuclear discussions "before terribly long.". More>>

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

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Special counsel examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who claimed to have dirty information on Hillary Clinton. More>>

Airport authorities detain 2 rights advocates in Yemen

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Yemeni rights advocates are reporting that two of the country's most prominent activists have been detained and taken to an undisclosed location at an airport in western Yemen. More>>

Justice Department deputy wins Supreme Court case

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The Supreme Court has ruled for the Trump administration in a case about prison terms that was argued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. More>>

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

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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. More>>

Supreme Court rejects appeal from gay inmate in South Dakota

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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. More>>

DC's public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

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A series of public scandals, including one about rigged graduation rates, has damaged the reputation of the school system in the nation's capital, and it was just a year ago that the system's turnaround was held up as a point of pride. More>>

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

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The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans, and it's fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. More>>

Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

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With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness diverse electorate around the country. More>>

The Latest: Laura Bush says immigration policy 'cruel'

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First lady Melania Trump wades into emotional controversy over migrant children being separated from their parents, says US should govern 'with heart'. More>>

FBI agent removed from Russia probe is willing to testify

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An FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team after sending anti-Trump text messages says he's willing to testify before Congress. More>>

Import now to beat tariffs on goods from China? It will cost

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Companies might pay a premium to import certain goods from China before new tariffs kick. More>>

Trump to nominate OMB official to lead consumer watchdog

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Trump intends to nominate OMB associate director Kathy Kraninger to lead government's consumer watchdog agency. More>>

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

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President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

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Special counsel examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. More>>

Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

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A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

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First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border, hopes country is one that 'governs with heart'. More>>

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

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Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump has no plans to issue pardons now in the Russia investigation but could choose to do so once the special counsel's work is finished. More>>

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

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President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. More>>

Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

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Voters in Colombia head to the polls Sunday to choose a leftist former guerrilla or a young conservative lawmaker to lead the nation as it implements a still fragile peace accord. More>>

Pelosi criticizes Trump pick to head consumer agency

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump's pick to head the government's consumer watchdog agency. More>>

Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

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New directive from attorney general takes aim at immigrants fleeing Central American gang violence. More>>

The Latest: Ex-rebels want to meet with new Colombia leader

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Colombia election results show Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, is poised to become the country's next president. More>>

Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views

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President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election. More>>

Arizona Republicans brush off talk about McCain Senate seat

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Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. More>>

Trump holds chaotic news conference on White House lawn

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President Donald Trump rarely gives wide-ranging news conferences, and when one came on Friday, it was sudden, unexpected and chaotic. More>>

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort jailed ahead of trial Video included

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Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent to jail after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. More>>

Both Trump, critics find things to like in watchdog report

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President Donald Trump and his critics are each cherry picking what they want to see from the findings of a Justice Department watchdog report. More>>

Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families

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Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries. More>>

Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

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Gustavo Petro began his ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. More>>

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

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The White House says President Donald Trump supports immigration legislation that he suggested earlier Friday he wouldn't sign. More>>

Texas governor's plan after school shooting meets pushback

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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says gun rights are safe on his watch amid pushback to some of his safety proposals after a high school shooting that left 10 people dead. More>>

The Latest: China fires back at US, raises own tariffs

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China says it will retaliate against any move by the U.S. to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Trump raises hopes, says North Korea returning US remains

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President Donald Trump says North Korea has already started to return the remains of US soldiers missing from the Korean War. More>>

The Latest: White House says Trump backs immigration effort

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President Donald Trump says he won't sign a "moderate" immigration bill written by House Republicans. More>>

Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

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North Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack. More>>

Top WH legislative aide Marc Short to exit this summer

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White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. More>>

FBI report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe

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FBI report says anti-Trump texts "cast a cloud" over Clinton investigation, sullied FBI's reputation. More>>

Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort jailed ahead of trial Video included

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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail. More>>

Black religious leaders criticize Sessions' use of scripture

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Revs. Jesse Jackson, William Barber and other black clergy condemn Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he uses biblical scripture to justify separating immigrant families. More>>

Democrats set earlier 2020 convention date

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Democrats have set their 2020 presidential nominating convention for the middle of July, but they have not decided where. More>>

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial Video included

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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail after new charges were filed against him and a federal judge revoked his house arrest. More>>

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

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Congressional Republicans distance themselves from the Trump administration's aggressive policy of separating children from their parents at the border. More>>

DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

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According to Homeland Security figures obtained by the AP, nearly two thousand children have been separated from their families at the border since a new policy cracking down on illegal entry. More>>

When, not if: US poised to quit UN's human rights council

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Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation's main human rights body, primarily over Washington's claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. More>>

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics Video included

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A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test. President Donald Trump and his critics are each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the pro. More>>

US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

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The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. More>>

Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race

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Walmart heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a leading candidate was secretly recorded saying that he backed favorable school choice laws in the state in order to get campaign money from the Walton family's non-profit foundation. More>>

The Latest: Sessions to deal with 'any problems' in FBI

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FBI report says anti-Trump texts "cast a cloud" over Clinton investigation, sullied FBI's reputation. More>>

The Latest: Ronaldo 3, Spain 3: Star's hat trick earns draw

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The head of the Palestinian Football Association faces FIFA punishment for urging fans to burn photos of Lionel Messi if Argentina played a World Cup warmup game in Jerusalem. More>>

Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no bias

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An inspector general report condemning the FBI's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation blasts former FBI Director James Comey but denies total vindication to the president who fired him. More>>

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump, critics Video included

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A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test. More>>

AP Explains: Rebooting Poor People's Campaign 50 years later

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AP Explains: Poor People's Campaign 1968 vs. 2018. More>>

AT&T, Time Warner to close merger 'as soon as possible'

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AT&T and Time Warner say they have a clear path to complete their newly approved merger, now that the Justice Department has signaled it won't ask for a temporary block during a potential appeal of the judge's ruling. The deal could be closed soon. More>>

Trump confounds allies, facts with stance on Russia

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President Donald Trump says "it's possible" he'll meet with Russian President Vladimir this summer. More>>

The Latest: Trump vows to avert nuclear war 'at all costs'

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President Donald Trump said he wants his people to "sit up at attention" when he speaks, just like North Korea's Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon), but later said he'd meant the comment in jest. More>>

Trump voices reservations about doing a Mueller interview

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President Donald Trump says he thinks the Russia probe is "very biased" and has reservations about being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls Manafort jailing unfair Video included

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President Donald Trump is weighing in on a judge's decision to jail his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort while he awaits trial. More>>

Inside the summit: Talks with 'aliens,' familiar frustration

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Inside the summit: Talks with 'aliens,' familiar frustrations even as Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. More>>

Trump's personal lawyer wants Stormy Daniels' lawyer gagged

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Donald Trump's personal attorney wants a federal judge to stop the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels from speaking to reporters. More>>

Looming war games suspension raises concern in Seoul

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After being blindsided by President Donald Trump's decision to shelve major U.S. military exercises in South Korea, Seoul appears to be going along with it. More>>

Trump praises EPA chief's work but stresses 'I'm not happy'

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President Donald Trump is praising Scott Pruitt's work as head of the Environmental Protection Agency _ but stressing his concerns as well. More>>

Proposed US banking fix for marijuana may not open all doors

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A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a comprehensive fix. More>>

New San Francisco mayor went from the projects to City Hall

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San Francisco's incoming mayor knows the yawning gap between rich and poor firsthand, having been raised by her grandmother in the drug- and violence-riddled projects. More>>

Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies

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Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas. More>>

The Latest: NY attorney general sues over Trump's foundation

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New York's attorney general says President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign. More>>

The Latest: Activists say 2 killed by Syria shelling

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is addressing the nation during Eid al-Fitr prayers. More>>

Rome mayor hopes to build new sports stadium despite scandal

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Rome's mayor is hoping to go ahead with construction of a new sports stadium but says she will review the plans following a new corruption scandal. More>>

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

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House Republicans unveil a draft immigration bill that gives young immigrants here illegally a path to citizenship, beefs up border security and ends longtime preference for family visas. More>>

Trump accused in lawsuit of misusing charitable foundation Video included

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New York's attorney general says President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign. More>>

German government sets up Iran advice office for companies

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The German government has set up a special office to advise companies worried about their business dealings with Iran amid fears they'll be targeted by U.S. sanctions. More>>

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

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The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health crisis. More>>

US: No sanctions relief before North Korea denuclearizes

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The United States and its Asian allies worked to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump's concession that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea. More>>

Trump's halt of 'war games' could weaken defenses in Korea

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President Donald Trump's decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the hiatus. More>>

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

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President Donald Trump is closing in on a decision to impose tariffs on Chinese goods, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to get rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. More>>

White House: Trump salute to NK general 'a common courtesy'

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The White House says President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean general is 'common courtesy.'. More>>

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

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North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump after his summit with Kim Jong Un and it's a far cry from the dotard label their government slapped on him last year. But how long will it last?. More>>

Polish court rules against man who wouldn't serve LGBT group

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Polish top court sides with LGBT group against businessman who withheld service, refusing to print posters for the group. More>>

Scalise back for congressional game a year after shooting

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Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was shot at a Republican baseball practice a year ago, fielded a ground ball and threw out the first batter of the annual congressional baseball game Thursday. More>>

Watchdog: Comey 'insubordinate,' not biased in Clinton probe Video included

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Report on FBI actions in Hillary Clinton email case set for release, expected to harshly criticize law enforcement agency's handling of investigation. More>>

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

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House Republicans unveil a draft immigration bill that gives young immigrants here illegally a path to citizenship, beefs up border security and ends longtime preference for family visas. More>>

House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse

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The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse. More>>

GOP lawmakers decry family separations as WH defends policy

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates children from their parents at the southern border. More>>

GOP brass wants Arizona lawmaker in immigration remark out

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A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying "there aren't enough white kids to go around" when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona. More>>

Judge mulls allowing expelled Arizona lawmaker on ballot

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A judge says she'll decide Friday whether a former Arizona lawmaker expelled over sexual misconduct can run for state Senate. More>>

The Latest: Watchdog report rebukes Comey for Clinton probe Video included

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Two Republican-led House committees say a monthslong probe into the now-closed FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails has so far shown "questionable decision-making" by the agency. More>>

Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families Video included

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is citing the Bible in defending the Trump administration's policy of separating parents from their children after they enter the U.S. illegally. More>>

Missouri denies legal bills for lawyers of ex-Gov. Greitens

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A top Missouri official has decided not to pay the legal bills for attorneys who represented former Gov. Eric Greitens' office against potential impeachment proceedings. More>>

UAE: US rejects military aid request in Yemen port assault

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A senior official from the United Arab Emirates says the U.S. has rejected three separate requests for military assistance in the ongoing Saudi-led coalition attack on the Yemeni port of Hodeida. More>>

NY high court nixes Trump's bid to delay defamation suit

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New York's highest court has turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing; he denies her allegations. More>>

The Latest: House immigration bill includes 'Dreamer' visas

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a Trump administration policy that separates children from their parents at the southern border is "barbaric" and has to stop. More>>

Justices strike down Minnesota voter clothing restrictions

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The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voters can wear to polls. More>>

The Latest: Spain, Portugal hoping to focus on soccer

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The French Football Federation has set up 'Casas Bleues' to provide hospitality for backers of Les Bleus who have traveled to Russia for the World Cup. More>>

Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

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Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts. More>>

Trump celebrates 72nd birthday _ his second while in office

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President. Donald Trump is celebrating his 72nd birthday Thursday _ his second while in office. More>>

Rainbow flag on display during Putin's World Cup speech

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The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist detained for holding a protest. More>>

Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala

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Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala during the last week of June. More>>

The Latest: White House to cheer on congressional players

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Look for Steve Scalise to be wearing a U.S. Capitol Police ball cap at Thursday night's annual congressional baseball game _ in honor of the two officers who returned fire after Scalise and four others were shot at a GOP practice a year ago. More>>

Maine ballots are being collected for ranked-choice voting

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Couriers will begin delivering ballots to Maine's state capital as residents await the results of the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. More>>

Greece clears last batch of reforms needed to exit bailout

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Greek lawmakers approve the final batch of creditor-mandated economic reforms as the end of their country's international bailout approaches. More>>

San Francisco elects first African-American woman as mayor

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Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded a hard-fought San Francisco mayor's race on Wednesday a week after the June 5 election. More>>

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

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A survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV finds that parents and their kids agree about a lot of things when it comes to politics. More>>

The Latest: Ambassador nominee says NKorea nuke threat real

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President Donald Trump's choice to be the next ambassador to South Korea has told senators that he believes the U.S. must continue to worry about the nuclear threat from North Korea. More>>

The Latest: Dems' Pelosi says separating families "barbaric'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates children from their parents as they are being detained after crossing the southern border illegally. More>>

US frees up fraction of frozen Syria funds

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The Trump administration has freed up a fraction of some $200 million in frozen funds for Syria stabilization programs, leaving nearly $195 million in limbo. More>>

Congressional baseball game comes a year after shooting

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A year after shooting, annual congressional baseball game carries special significance. More>>

House GOP leaders kick around various immigration proposals

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House Republican leaders try to craft legislation on immigration issues that have stalled in Congress for years. More>>

Lawmaker under fire for retweeting post by Nazi sympathizer

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Steve King is a Republican congressman from Iowa who's a hard-liner on immigration with a penchant for making racially charged comments, and now he's facing heat for sharing a Twitter post by a Nazi sympathizer from Britain. More>>

GOP brass shuns Nevada brothel owner who won primary

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Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said the "establishment got crushed" when he knocked off the incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. More>>

Brothel owner who won primary shunned by Nevada GOP brass

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Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said the "establishment got crushed" when he knocked off the incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. More>>

Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

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Experts say legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer health coverage could be in jeopardy. More>>

Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

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Primary-election defeat of a Republican congressman in South Carolina is playing out as a cautionary tale for those in the GOP who would cross Trump. More>>

Senators seek to soothe relationship with Canada Video included

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Senators from both parties seek to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. More>>

Trump tags US media as nation's 'biggest enemy' after summit

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President Donald Trump is challenging skeptical media coverage of his historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, declaring the "Fake News" is the nation's "biggest enemy.". More>>

Clinton-Patterson novel sells 250,000 copies its first week

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Bill Clinton's debut as a fiction writer is one of the year's biggest hits: "The President is Missing," the thriller he co-wrote with James Patterson, sold 250,000 copies its first week. More>>

White House defends allowing China's ZTE to buy US parts

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The White House is defending its decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Worker protections seen at risk in Trump health care shift

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Legal and insurance experts say worker protections at risk in Trump's latest move against 'Obamacare'. More>>

The Latest: Moon sees strong support for summit in South

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President Donald Trump is stretching credulity at home and abroad by declaring there is "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea" after his summit with Kim Jong Un. More>>

Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat? Video included

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President Donald Trump declares on Twitter there is "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," but top aide says that will take a while. More>>

Trump-Kim summit raises new questions over South Korean role Video included

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South Korean president Moon faces both praise or criticism for mediating Trump-Kim summit. More>>

A year after shooting, GOP lawmakers hold firm on gun rights

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Republican lawmakers say the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice a year ago has only strengthened their commitment to protecting gun rights. More>>

Primary election lesson for GOP: Don't cross the president

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It's Trump's party now as Republicans learn from Sanford's example not to cross the president. More>>

A look at N. Korea's human rights abuses Trump played down

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It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. After his summit with Kim Jong Un, he seemed to play down the severity of rights violations. More>>

GOP leaders sell immigration bills, with Trump's blessing

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House Republicans are laboring to strike an immigration accord. More>>

Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat? Video included

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The United States' top diplomat is jetting to South Korea to brief the country's president as Asian allies try to parse the implications of an extraordinary nuclear summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. More>>

Trump declares oil prices too high, blames OPEC

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President Donald Trump is declaring that oil prices are too high, and blaming an international. More>>

Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

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New Jersey is set to become the latest state to enact measures to tighten its already strict gun laws. More>>

The Latest: Trump's claim of no nuke threat seen as dubious Video included

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A spokesman of South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Washington and Seoul need to consider a "variety of ways to further facilitate dialogue" while they are engaged in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. More>>

Backers: Ranked-choice voting 'here to stay' despite hiccups

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Businessman Shawn Moody won the GOP nomination for November's gubernatorial election, while the winner of the Democratic primary is unknown because no candidate came close to a majority of the votes. More>>

Lawsuits: Congressional maps dilute black voters in 3 states

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A Democratic political group has launched a legal campaign to create majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters. More>>

Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

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Wisconsin Democrats have flipped a GOP stronghold to capture a state legislative district that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in 2016. More>>

Trump to be central in Nevada races for Senate, governor

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President Trump won't be on the ballot in November but he is shaping up to be at the center of two important campaigns in Nevada as Democrats hope to reclaim the governor's mansion and Republicans work to keep a U.S. Senate seat. More>>

The Latest: Latest tally seals Breed as San Francisco mayor

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Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded the race for San Francisco mayor, saying on Wednesday that he informed chief rival London Breed in a phone call. More>>

Made-for-TV summit puts Trump the Showman in spotlight

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Made-for-TV summit puts Trump the Showman in spotlight. More>>

The Latest: Trump claim of no NK nuke threat seen as dubious Video included

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President Donald Trump is stretching credulity at home and abroad by declaring there is "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea" after his summit with Kim Jong Un. More>>

Lawyers for ex-Senate aide want to bar 'improper' statements

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Lawyers for a former Senate staffer accused of lying to the FBI say they plan to ask a judge to bar President Donald Trump and other federal government officials from making "improper and prejudicial" statements. More>>

Trump slams Sen. McCaskill for plane use during RV road trip

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President Donald Trump is calling Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill "phony" for using a private plane during part of a recent trip through Missouri using an RV. More>>

Nevada pimp wins GOP primary, rejoices with Hollywood madam

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The owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada has ousted a Republican state lawmaker running for re-election. More>>

Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings. More>>

The Latest: Trump claim of no NK nuke threat seen as dubious Video included

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President Donald Trump is stretching credulity at home and abroad by declaring there is "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea" after his summit with Kim Jong Un. More>>

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

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President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana. More>>

Pence gives campaign-style speech to Southern Baptists

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Vice President Mike Pence gives campaign-style to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention ' annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as his appearance drew criticism from some evangelicals. More>>

Prosecutors expand probe of ex-Senate president's spouse

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Prosecutors pursuing sexual assault charges against the estranged husband of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg are seeking records on other potential victims who spoke to attorneys hired by the Massachusetts Senate. More>>

Senate panel OKs farm bill, but House wants work provisions

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A Senate panel has approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs, sidestepping a fight for now but setting up a clash with House Republicans intent on beefing up work requirements for food stamps. More>>

Larry Kudlow released from hospital after heart attack

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President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, has been released from the hospital after what the White House had described as a "very mild" heart attack. More>>

Trump's Mideast team to push peace plan in region

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The White House says President Donald Trump's Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week to promote its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip. More>>

AP EXPLAINS: What does ranked-choice voting mean for Maine?

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Maine Republicans and Democrats wrestled Tuesday with new ballots that let them rank some candidates for the first time. More>>

Nevada primary tees up battleground governor, Senate races

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Nevada voters have delivered easy primary election wins to Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his Democratic opponent Jacky Rosen. More>>

Times reviewing work of reporter whose records were seized

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The New York Times says it's reviewing the work history of a reporter whose email and phone records were seized by prosecutors examining whether government secrets were leaked. More>>

GOP congressman asks Trump to attend annual baseball game

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A Republican congressman says he has personally asked President Donald Trump to attend the annual congressional baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Park. More>>

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