In this May 23, 2019, photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates this year using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

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A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading Mayor Pete Buttigieg to return home early from a presidential campaign trip to address the public and reach out to community members.

Keith Ellison zeroes in on hate crimes

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Law enforcement partnerships are seen as key to deterring acts based on bias.
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Oregon Democrats advance sweeping climate policy

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.
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Man shot in gunfire exchange outside Dallas courthouse dies

A masked 22-year-old man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas Monday morning, an FBI official said.
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Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut

Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade.
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Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority.
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The Latest: FBI says man shot near Texas courthouse dies

The Latest on an exchange of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas (all times local):
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Buttigieg back in South Bend after police shooting

Buttigieg back in South Bend after police shooting

Authorities say a man has died after a shooting involving a police officer in South Bend, the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.
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Beyond rivers, Midwestern floodwaters hurt seafood catches

This is a bad year for people who make their living from seafood in Louisiana and Mississippi. Floods from the Midwest are killing oysters, and driving crabs, shrimp and finfish out of bays and marshes, into saltier water where they can survive.
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Supreme Court sides with Virginia in uranium mining ban case

The Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on Monday, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium.
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Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. The case was closely watched because a ruling the other way might have emboldened President Donald Trump to pardon defendants in the Russia investigation.

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

New group forms to fight for UW funding

A new group is forming to push for ending a University of Wisconsin System tuition freeze and more state funding for UW-Madison.

Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70.

New York may soon OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally

New York state may soon allow immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally to get driver's licenses.

Virginia Dems tout gun restrictions ahead of special session

Democrats in Virginia are trying to make the public case for greater gun restrictions ahead of a special legislative session on guns next month following a deadly mass shooting.

Lockheed Martin announces $142M expansion of Arkansas plant

Lockheed Martin says it is spending $142 million and hiring 326 new workers over the next few years as it expands its south Arkansas facility.

Sentencing moved up for man in deadly Charlottesville rally

A sentencing hearing has been moved up for an avowed white supremacist convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia.
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