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US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

Analysis: Slogan becomes 'Me First' as Trump meets Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a one-on-one-meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finlan
Donald Trump's "America First" slogan morphed Monday into "Me First" as the president unloaded on his own intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy. Trump also blamed American "foolishness and stupidity" for the poor state of U.S.-Russia relations, returning to themes he has repeated at political rallies around the United States.

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

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CNN's Cooper calls Trump's summit performance 'disgraceful'

Seconds after President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin ended Monday, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called the American leader's performance "disgraceful."
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Tenants allege Kushner firm pushed them out of their homes

Twenty current and former residents of one of the largest buildings owned by the Kushner Cos. allege in a $10 million lawsuit that the firm used relentless, noisy construction that exposed them to cancer-causing dust as part of a campaign to get rent-stabilized tenants out and high-priced luxury condo buyers in.
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New Minn. drivers' licenses are vertical for those under 21

The new design, which the state will begin issuing Aug. 6, does not meet Real ID standards.
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz enter the summer with a large cash advantage over their primary rivals.

John A. Stormer, popular right-wing author, dies at 90

John A. Stormer, a religious leader and right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract "None Dare Call It Treason" became a grassroots sensation in 1964 and a rallying point for the emerging conservative movement, has died at 90.

Bullock outlines jobs initiative for governors association

As Montana's governor prepares to serve a yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association, he announced his top initiative: Good Jobs for All Americans.

The Latest: Former deputy AG says Trump chose 'tyrant'

The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):

Boulton intends to stay in Iowa Senate despite allegations

A former candidate for Iowa governor says he will not resign his Iowa Senate seat over old allegations of sexual misconduct.

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality.

Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents' arms.

Walker raised $5.5 million over 6 months for re-election

Gov. Scott Walker raised nearly $5.5 million over the past six months for his re-election campaign and has nearly $6 million cash on hand, easily outpacing the field of eight Democratic challengers.

NRA backs Kobach's rival in race for Kansas governor

Kansas conservative firebrand Kris Kobach, who appears in parades riding a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on back, failed Monday to land the coveted endorsement from the National Rifle Association in the Republican primary race for governor.

Police unaware of man before college student's death

A man who was fatally shot after wounding three Kansas City police officers during a gunfight had not drawn local law enforcement's attention before he became a person of interest this month in the death of a college student from India, police said Monday.
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Democrats return to ACA as midterm rallying cry

Democrats on the front lines of the battle for Congress are talking about protecting the health care law.

Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting

A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency said Monday that he's asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a black man over the weekend.

North Carolina city council approves GOP convention bid

A divided North Carolina city council narrowly approved a bid Monday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, a decision that followed nearly two hours of comments pro and con from local residents and council members.

Ocasio-Cortez stumps for insurgent Democrats in the Midwest

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest. The 28-year-old Democratic rising star is stumping for two young, progressive Democrats hoping to win Democratic primaries in Kansas and Michigan.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke to supporters from the stage after securing the party's endorsement during the DFL State Convention Friday.

Condemnations from Minnesota Dems in D.C. on Trump and Russia; Republicans quiet

WASHINGTON — Several Minnesota Democrats in Congress condemned President Donald Trump’s rebuke on Monday of U.S. intelligence investigations into Russian electoral interference as he stood…

Ex-Venezuelan energy official pleads guilty in graft case

A former official at a state-run electric company in Caracas, Venezuela, pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering conspiracy relating to an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in the Venezuelan oil industry.

Judge postpones 'El Chapo' trial for 2 months to November

A judge on Monday postponed the New York trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman until November.