State legislature

In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 photo, a No Trespassing sign is displayed in front of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., at the park that was the focus of the Unite the Right rally. Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 08, 2018 - 9:56 am
Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. In the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats pick former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for the congressional seat that former Rep. John Conyers held for more than 50 years. Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman in Congress. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:16 am
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington state and a congressional special election in Ohio (all times local): 2:15 a.m. Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-dominated Missouri could depend both on convincing voters she's sufficiently moderate and how voters feel about President Donald Trump, who is backing her presumptive Republican challenger. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 08, 2018 - 12:19 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Missouri (all times local): 12:15 a.m. A black Ferguson city councilman has claimed victory over seven-term incumbent Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County prosecutor. Wesley Bell told a large crowd of...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conyers’ congressional seat will remain in a Democrat’s hands after Michigan’s primary on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. For the first time in more than five decades, though, it won’t be his. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 07, 2018 - 11:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Heavy voter turnout and delays in counting ballots Tuesday made it difficult to determine who would fill the congressional seat that retired Democratic Rep. John Conyers held for more than five decades. The only thing for certain was that it would be a Democrat. The 13th District...
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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks to a group of supporters at her Columbia Democratic Party headquarters in Columbia, Mo., on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Hunter Dyke/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 10:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill coasted to the Democratic nomination Tuesday in Republican-dominated Missouri, but GOP challenger Josh Hawley could prove to be one of her toughest opponents in a lengthy political career that also included stints as a state legislator and auditor...
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his family greet supporter Jim Barrett before the polls close on primary election day, Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, in Midland, Mich. Schuette's post-election event is being held at Dow Diamond, the home of Midland's minor league baseball team. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 9:29 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Democratic legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer and Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette won the nominations to run for Michigan governor on Tuesday, advancing to a November showdown to succeed term-limited Republican Rick Snyder. Whitmer, the first-ever...
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Jarogerick Johnson is viewed through the handle of a ballot tray as he removes ballots from Washington state's primary election from a sorting machine, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at King County Election headquarters in Renton, Wash. Voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 07, 2018 - 8:06 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As the Democratic party eyes making gains in Congress, the Washington state primary contest getting the most attention in Tuesday's election is an open U.S. House seat Democrats hope to capture for the first time since the district east of Seattle was created in 1980...
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Democratic congressional candidate Danny O'Connor speaks to Roger Tackett, 71, of Clark County, Ohio, during a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, ahead of Tuesday's special election. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
August 06, 2018 - 4:21 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democrat is within striking distance of winning a congressional race in Ohio on Tuesday for an open seat that has been reliably Republican for more than three decades. Both national parties are focusing on the contest for clues to whether Democrats will retake the U.S. House...
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This July 5, 2018, photo shows Alaska Democratic U.S. House candidate Dimitri Shein, middle, and his campaign chair Julie Olson, left, speaking to supporter Dana Dardis while campaigning door-to-door in Anchorage, Alaska. Shein faces several candidates in the Alaska Primary on Aug. 21, 2018, including independent Alyse Galvin. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
August 06, 2018 - 8:54 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — At age 37, Dimitri Shein has already lived the American dream. Born in the Soviet Union, Shein recalls standing in bread lines with his grandfather. After moving to Alaska in the early 1990s, he and his mom, who had married a man in Anchorage, wound up living in a shelter and...
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August 05, 2018 - 8:31 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that left eight students and two teachers dead. Among the steps that Texas apparently won't be taking...
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