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Next Mission for Women with Military Service: Run for Office

Next Mission for Women with Military Service: Run for Office

By Laurie Kellman and Bill Barrow | Aug 19
The female veterans claim expertise in national security and veterans issues, with a track record of thriving in institutions dominated by men. Regardless of party, they cast themselves as the antidote to bitterly partisan politics.

Los Angeles Mayor: Trump Sows Division, Does 'Racist Things'

Los Angeles Mayor: Trump Sows Division, Does 'Racist Things'

By Michael R. Blood | Aug 18
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises.

Satanic Temple Brings Baphomet Statue to Arkansas for Rally

Satanic Temple Brings Baphomet Statue to Arkansas for Rally

Aug 18
The Satanic Temple temporarily placed a bronze statue of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet at the Arkansas State Capitol during a rally to call for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument.

GOP Candidate Runs for Multiple Offices to Preserve Spots

GOP Candidate Runs for Multiple Offices to Preserve Spots

By Lisa Rathke | Aug 17
A perennial political candidate secured the Republican nomination to run for at least five offices, including the U.S. House, in a strategy to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects in the largely Democratic state.

AP Interview: Top Republican Opens Up About Russia Probe

AP Interview: Top Republican Opens Up About Russia Probe

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Aug 17
For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill.

EPA Challenged Safety of Administration Mileage Freeze

EPA Challenged Safety of Administration Mileage Freeze

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Aug 17
The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths.

AP FACT CHECK: Ohio Voters in Special Election Not Over 116

AP FACT CHECK: Ohio Voters in Special Election Not Over 116

By Beatrice Dupuy | Aug 17
With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state.

Tighter Regulations Could Take Bite out of Airbnb Profits

Tighter Regulations Could Take Bite out of Airbnb Profits

By Verena Dobnik | Aug 17
Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could take a big bite out of its profits, and on Wednesday the short-term rental company offered a counter-measure designed to appease hostile politicians: a $10 million contribution to charities.

Brennan: Trump Worked with Russians and Now He's Desperate

Brennan: Trump Worked with Russians and Now He's Desperate

By Jill Colvin and Anne Flaherty | Aug 16
Trump himself drew a direct connection between the revocation of Brennan's clearance and the Russia probe, telling The Wall Street Journal the investigation is a "sham," and "these people led it!"

China Files WTO Challenge to U.S. Tariffs on Solar Panels

China Files WTO Challenge to U.S. Tariffs on Solar Panels

By Joe McDonald | Aug 16
China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology.

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