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'America's toughest sheriff' narrowly defeated in bid for old job

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Former lawman Joe Arpaio, the nationally known Arizona sheriff who found common cause with President Donald Trump on a hard-line stance against illegal

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U.S. officials now worry about election logistics more than hacking

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In a reversal from a few years ago, many officials who oversee U.S. election technology and outside security experts now worry less about hacking in the

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Biden will soon pick a running mate. Here are the front-runners

By Trevor Hunnicutt and James Oliphant (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate ahead of his party's national convention that kicks off on

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Appeals court rules for U.S. House over subpoena for ex-White House lawyer

By Lawrence Hurley and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday dealt the administration of President Donald Trump a major legal setback, ruling against its bid to block a

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As Trump attacks mail ballots, Republicans see their own prospects damaged

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - With less than 90 days until Election Day, Republicans are scrambling to counter the effects of Donald Trump's verbal war on mail ballots amid growing evidence

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Betting markets favor Biden over Trump, but odds narrow in U.S. race

By Divya Chowdhury and Aaron Saldanha (Reuters) - Betting markets favor Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over Republican President Donald Trump in November's U.S.

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Massachusetts College Democrats accuse Dem House candidate of inappropriate 'sexual contact'

A Democratic candidate for U.S. House in Massachusetts has apologized after three groups of college Democrats accused him of a pattern of using “his platform and taking advantage of his position of power for romantic or sexual gain, specifically toward young students.”

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Matt Lieberman faces calls to drop out of Georgia Senate race over 'racist and discriminatory' tropes in 2018 book

Matt Lieberman, a Democrat running for Senate in Georgia, is facing calls from within his party to drop out of the race for authoring a book in 2018 comprising “racist and discriminatory tropes.” 

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Trump says US will be 'very careful' after intel community warns of election interference from rival nations

President Trump on Friday said the U.S. will be “very careful” after the intelligence community warned that China, Russia and Iran are seeking to interfere in the 2020 election.

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Trump orders $400-per-week unemployment payments amid COVID crisis, hits Dems for stonewalling

President Trump signed four executive actions Saturday aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic while accusing Democrats of stonewalling greater aid efforts.

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Susan Rice dismisses Republican ‘harping’ on Benghazi amid pandemic: ‘Fine, let them’

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, rumored to be on Joe Biden’s running mate shortlist, is dismissing what she has described as “harping” from Republicans on her role in the Obama administration's response to the 2012 Benghazi terror attack.

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Despite polls and pandemic, Trump campaign argues candidate better positioned than in 2016

President Trump is doing better now against Joe Biden than he was four years at this point against Hillary Clinton, the Trump campaign told Fox News, pointing to improved polling and grassroots operations.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false push on preexisting conditions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is teasing the possibility of executive action to require health insurance companies to cover preexisting medical conditions, something that he says “has never been done before.” It’s been done before.

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Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival.

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Joe Arpaio defeated in what’s likely his last political race

PHOENIX (AP) — This political campaign was likely the last for Joe Arpaio, the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for leading immigration crackdowns and building a political career around the harsh treatment of jail inmates.

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Vote-by-mail worries: A 'leaky pipeline' in many states

BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy.

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Virus causing financial pain even for people still working

ATLANTA (AP) — Getting her job back should have been a relief for Leesa Huddleston. A kitchen worker at an Indiana casino, Huddleston returned in June after a three-month furlough caused by the coronavirus.

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Kansas Democrats excited about ex-GOP lawmaker's Senate bid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed conservatives with her support for Medicaid expansion and abortion and LGBTQ rights.

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Sheriff Joe's Loss in Primary May Be Bad News for Trump

Arizona apparently has had enough of "America's toughest sheriff." Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost the Republican primary to regain his old job, reports Reuters . His former chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan, defeated him in a close, three-way race, with Sheridan securing 37% of the vote to Arpaio's 36%....

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Trump: I'll Act on My Own on 4 Issues

The workweek came and went without a deal in Congress for pandemic relief, and that's despite a two-hour meeting Friday with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Treasury's Steven Mnuchin, and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Afterward, the latter two said they would recommend that Trump issue executive orders, and...

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China, Russia Are Interfering in Campaigns, Intelligence Shows

China and Russia are interfering in the US presidential campaign, according to an intelligence report, with both parties' candidates as targets. "We assess that China prefers that President Trump—whom Beijing sees as unpredictable—does not win reelection," said William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, ABC...

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Court Rules Against Trump on Ex-Counsel McGahn

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday revived House Democrats' lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee, per the AP . The full US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 7-2 in ruling that the House Judiciary Committee...

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The Race Appears to Be Tightening

Joe Biden is still ahead in the polls, but his lead appears to be shrinking. The average of polls at RealClearPolitics has Biden up by 6.4 points, down from 9 points a few weeks ago, reports Bloomberg . Coverage: Briefings: Trump's new campaign chief, Bill Stepien, credits the bump to...

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New Book of Bush Paintings Is an 'Emotional' One

We've known for a while that George W. Bush took up painting after leaving the White House, but it's been some time since his art has made headlines. That's about to change with Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants , a new book by Bush due out in March...

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