Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom

As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt?

Ex-congressman Gary Ackerman accused of violating a teenager

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Former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman is being called a sexual "predator" in a lawsuit accusing the New York Democrat of violating a teenager at a Boy Scout camp five decades ago.

Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

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The Democratic National Committee on Saturday quashed a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
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'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize…
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Funeral service for Katrina-era governor, Kathleen Blanco

Louisiana's former governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, was remembered Saturday for her authenticity, compassion and love as well as for the impact she had on the state and on those she met.
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Oregon defends past nonunanimous jury verdicts to high court

Oregon's criminal justice system would be "overwhelmed" if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in an upcoming case that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional, the state's attorney general has told the court.
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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they…
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Andre Bradshaw, left, and Eric Jackson stand at an unmarked grave at the Tucker Family Cemetery in Hampton, Va. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. They are par

Virginia marks 400th anniversary of slave ship arrival

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Saturday a new state commission to review educational standards for teaching black history in the state, as officials observed the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago.
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Report: Lawmaker accused of misconduct won't seek reelection

A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct has told his Republican colleagues that he won't run for reelection in 2020.
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the si

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

Escalating his trade fight with China, President Donald Trump has raised retaliatory tariffs and ordered American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.
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Trump criticizes North Carolina governor on immigration bill

President Donald Trump has criticized North Carolina's governor for vetoing a bill that would have required the state's sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration…
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Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Montana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's swerves on economy, guns and migrants

President Donald Trump can't seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama.
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Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible.
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Sup

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court.
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In a June 30, 2019 photo, Megan Treuer, left, the chief judge for the Bois Forte Tribal Court, meets with Sixth District Judge Michelle Anderson at th

The Bois Forte consider a wellness court

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa needed a larger courthouse.
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Return to Russia: Man seeks to build cultural bridges

Earlier this summer, Yuri Rashkin stood in the stairway of the Moscow apartment building where he lived as a boy.
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The 'chosen one'? Trump says never mind

The "chosen one" says never mind.
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The Latest: Trump defends ordering companies to leave China

The Latest on the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies (all times local):
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The sun sets over Nuuk, Greenland, in 2017. The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades a

U.S. to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory.
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Is Trump's economic team up for a trade war?

Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office.
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The Latest: Koch's twin: He was my best friend, despite suit

The Latest on the death of billionaire David Koch (all times local):