8 Democrats seek to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

The eight Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin have largely kept their focus on Republican Gov. Scott Walker ahead of Tuesday's primary, while Walker has repeatedly warned his supporters of a possible "blue wave."

Ryan's retirement fuels Democrats' hopes of picking up seat

House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement creates an opening in his southeastern Wisconsin congressional district for the first time in 20 years, fueling hopes among Democrats that they can pick up the seat that leans Republican.
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Former Sen. Norm Coleman says cancer has returned

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman says he is being treated for stage 4 lung cancer.
As the polls were about to open for the day at the Brian Coyle Center an election worker who wished to not be identified walked to place a flag outsid
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FILE - In this March 12, 2017 file photo, White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault, right, walks past

White House insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans.
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Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow firefighters from Utah to help battle record-setting blazes in California.
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Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russian targeting Florida

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, under fire from Florida's Republican governor, isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election.
In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead
Campaign Finance: Governor In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead
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Though neither have their party's endorsement, Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz have raised significantly more campaign cash than their rivals in the last weeks before contested primaries.
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore.

Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.
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The Latest: Kobach widens lead in Kansas GOP primary

The Latest on the counting of provisional ballots in the tight Republican primary for Kansas governor (all times local):
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Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated by the department's inspector general after allegations that she misused her authority and used her staff for personal business.
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3 Democrats seek Minnesota governor post Pawlenty wants back

Minnesota Democrats were settling a three-way battle for governor in Tuesday's primary election, while former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty sought to win back his old job on the Republican side.
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Norm Coleman outside his Washington, D.C. office in 2015. The former Republican U.S. senator is backing state Sen. Karin Housley in the special electi

Former Sen. Norm Coleman says cancer's return has 'shaken my soul'

Coleman was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. He survived an earlier bout with neck and throat cancer in 2015.
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Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'

A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter's American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women's rights activist.
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Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI

a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up long past Election Day.
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California could reshape pot rules as legal market struggles

The nation's largest legal marijuana market is struggling.
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Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared Tuesday that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared set to shift from a war of words to a possible legal battle.
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Election judge Marcus Singleton, left, and Salma Abdirahman, right, helped a voter at the Brian Coyle Community Center on primary election day, Tuesda

Voter turnout, enthusiasm high for Minnesota primary election

Polls are open around the state until 8 p.m. as voters narrow the field of candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, and other seats.
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US appeals court revives suit over border crossing photos

A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit that accuses U.S. Customs and Border Protection of illegally barring photography at border crossings.
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Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.
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FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file photo, traffic heads eastbound on Rt 50 in Bowie, Md. Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency p

EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

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.
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FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

Federal authorities say a Mississippi sheriff gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to the lawman.
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2 Trump loyalists vie to take on Wisconsin Sen. Baldwin

The Republican primary battle for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat pits two loyalists to President Donald Trump who agree on most of the issues.
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The Latest: Shade drawn over execution viewing window

The Latest on Nebraska's first execution since 1997 (all times local):