Government and politics

In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Ky., Travis Brenda, a teacher at Rockcastle County High School, speaks during an interview. Brenda, a Republican running for the state House of Representatives, is challenging Jonathan Shell, a key member of the Republican leadership team that has orchestrated the teacher pension bill, the tax increases and the charter school bill. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
May 22, 2018 - 9:44 pm
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A high school math teacher ousted the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a narrow win in the GOP primary race. Travis Brenda credited a groundswell of teacher support for the win and said it sends a message that teachers and public...
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May 22, 2018 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that decisions on whether to report undocumented students to authorities rest with local communities. DeVos was asked during a congressional hearing whether teachers or principals should notify authorities that a student is undocumented...
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President Donald Trump arrives speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 22, 2018 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dispute over immigration in the House (all times local): 8:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is attacking House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over her criticism of his decision to publicly brand MS-13 gang members "animals" during a White House meeting on...
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President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 22, 2018 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea could benefit from American investment and technology if it denuclearizes. Pompeo says it's something he spoke...
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May 22, 2018 - 8:35 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week's $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar's victims and revising the time limits...
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In this May 17, 2018, photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stands off to the side before stepping up to the podium to deliver remarks to a small group of supporters near the capitol announcing the release of funds for the state's biodiesel program in Jefferson City, Mo. A St. Louis judge on Monday appointed the prosecutor in Jackson County as the special prosecutor who will decide whether to refile an invasion-of-privacy case against Greitens. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 22, 2018 - 8:32 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it. The unusual scene...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 22, 2018 - 8:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's speech to an anti-abortion group (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is talking up his decision to impose new restrictions on federally-funded family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood at a dinner with anti-abortion...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seven months before his planned retirement, Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 22, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. Ryan sought to quell infighting Tuesday, dashing...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dealing with a slate of toxic chemicals contaminating some drinking water systems around the country is a national priority, Pruitt said Tuesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 22, 2018 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Soaring numbers of water systems around the country are testing positive for a dangerous class of chemicals widely used in items that include non-stick pans and firefighting foam, regulators and scientists said Tuesday. The warnings, and promises by Environmental Protection Agency...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, walks down the sidewalk in New York. Cohen's longtime business partner Evgeny Freidman pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to tax fraud in a deal that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigations. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 22, 2018 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose business dealings are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a state tax fraud case that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigation, according to...
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