Woman testifies to helping Army sergeant kill his wife

A U.S. Army sergeant's girlfriend has testified to helping him kill his soldier wife in 2015.

FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

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FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to "spin up" Americans on both sides of hot-button issues to sow discord in the United States.

Suspected Russian agent has ties to South Dakota businessman

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A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent.
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1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Wednesday.
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A nonbinding immigration bill becomes campaign battlefield

Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing.
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Trump endorses GOP Rep. Yoder's re-election in Kansas 3rd

President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave his "full and total endorsement" to Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas district that Democrats see as competitive after Hillary Clinton narrowly carried it in the last presidential election.
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White House, State at odds over Putin's interview proposal

The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.
Pawlenty, Walz lead money race two months before primaries
Campaign Finance: Governor Pawlenty, Walz lead money race two months before primaries
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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.
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Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

The five Democratic candidates for Florida governor sped through a wealth of issues during a fast-moving debate Wednesday, but differences on the environment, education, guns, health care and standing up to President Donald Trump were few. The follow, in the order they were first introduced are some areas where each stood out from the others:
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Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld on Wednesday when the state's highest court rejected a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.
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Rival blames Louisiana governor for halt in executions

Louisiana's Democratic governor and Republican attorney general traded barbs Wednesday over the recent extension of a court order prohibiting the state from carrying out any death sentences.
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Voters won't decide in November whether to split California

A measure that would divide California into three parts won't appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court decided Wednesday, marking the latest defeat for a long-shot push to reimagine the nation's most populous state.
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The Latest: Hawaii police on "high alert" after officer shot

The Latest on an officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):
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Trump-Kim statement overpromised on return of war remains

More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled.
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In this photo taken on Sunday, April 21, 2013, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support o

Tale of sex, deception emerges about suspected Russian agent

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday, accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections.
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President Donald Trump sought to clarify his comments about Russia during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Tuesday.

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements.
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Police: Bank teller shot by gunman with big wig, pink jacket

Police in North Carolina say a bank robber wearing a big wig and a pink jacket shot and wounded a teller before getting away with money.
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Paolo Beldran eats a healthy choice meal at a south Miami Burger King Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus

Restaurants in Baltimore are now officially barred from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus, according to a city ordinance that went into effect Wednesday.
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Trump plans to nominate new Census Bureau director

President Donald Trump announced his intention Wednesday to nominate Steven Dillingham of Virginia to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau.
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After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'

Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he's being blackmailed by Russia.
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OAS condemns human rights abuses in Nicaragua

The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April.
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ACLU attack on Kobach roils Kansas GOP governor primary

The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with an explosive flyer attacking conservative Kris Kobach, but his main rival in the race doesn't want the support of the group either.
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Judge: No additional prison time for terror-related charges

A Philadelphia man convicted in Colorado of providing support to a terrorist group will not serve additional time in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, crediting the Uzbek native for more than six years in custody since his arrest.
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The Latest: Backer of 3 Californias effort pans court ruling

The Latest on the ballot measure to divide California in three (all times local):