City rejects smoking ban for apartments in Omaha suburb

The City Council has rejected a proposed ban on smoking and propane grills at apartments in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue.

Strip club dancers sue state over new age restrictions

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Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in New Orleans strip clubs be at least 21 years old is unconstitutional.

More jurors reporting in Charleston church shooting trial

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More potential jurors are reporting to the federal courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, for initial screening in the trial of Dylann Roof, who faces 33 federal counts in the June 2015 shooting deaths of nine black church members.
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Analysis: What we learned during Monday's debate

Analysis: Much unfinished business after feisty confrontation.
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Fact-checking the debate: Fibs and hyperbole

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton occasionally strayed from the truth during Monday's 90-minute debate.
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September 24

A look at the battle for the U.S. House

The ability of the next president to fulfill campaign promises could depend on which party has control of Congress.
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September 24

A look at the battle for the U.S. Senate

The ability of the next president to fulfill campaign promises could depend on which party has control of Congress.
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September 24

Presidential debate could serve up 'drama and fireworks'

The uniquely uncivil presidential campaign is about to produce one of the biggest civic gatherings in decades: For 90 minutes on Monday night, a polarized…
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September 24
The drugmaker Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours.

Amid opioid crisis, drugmakers fighting state limits

As aggressive prescribing fuels an opioid epidemic in America, the drug lobby is spending millions to keep it legal.
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September 23
A full 84 percent of Hillary Clinton’s supporters said they are “very alarmed” that Donald Trump could become president, while 69 percent of his supporters said the same of her.

With debate prep, Clinton and Trump are worlds apart

Their debate Monday is expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates since Carter vs. Reagan in 1980.
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September 23

Speaker Ryan, your views on Donald Trump? Next question, please

WASHINGTON – The House speaker, Paul Ryan, has expressed no particular opinion on the stop-and-frisk police tactics advocated this week by Donald Trump. He…
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September 23

President Obama's choice words for Trump on race issues

President Obama took direct aim at GOP nominee Donald Trump’s assertion that conditions for black Americans now are worse than they have been at any…
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September 23
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are taking vastly different approaches to what is expected to be a widely watched debate.

Looming debate will be fresh test of Trump's TV prowess

Donald Trump has embraced TV as no other presidential candidate in history has, and he'll bring all his skills honed as star of "The Apprentice" to Monday's debate.
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September 22
A crowd rallies inside the Wisconsin State Capitol as the state Assemb...

Wisconsin a bystander in presidential race

Clinton and Trump are not waging battle in the state.
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September 22

Hillary Clinton plans some taxes that she hasn't talked about

Trump tax plan would add $5.3 trillion in debt.
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September 20

Trump Jr. sparks outrage after likening Syrian refugees to Skittles

His message likened Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned candy. Wrigley, the maker of Skittles, responded.
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September 20

What Iowa tells us about Trump's appeal

Delaware County a test of presidential preferences.
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September 20

Republicans more hopeful they'll keep U.S. Senate control

Democrats' hopes in Ohio, Florida, Arizona and Iowa are beginning to slip away.
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September 20

Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems

Four newly documented expenditures may have violated laws against "self-dealing."
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September 19

Former officials urge Trump to detail foreign dealings

More than 50 former government officials and national security and military figures have signed an open letter to Donald Trump, urging him to disclose details…
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September 19

Clinton is losing some millennial voters to third-party contenders

A month ago Democrats were amused to see Libertarian Gary Johnson leading Trump along millennials. Now, it's being tackled like a crisis.
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September 16

Colin Powell's hacked emails have Washington elite running scared

The latest hack could well spur a new rash of email deletions across the country.
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September 16
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks Thursday during a campaign rally at Laconia (N.H.) Middle School.

Trump won't clarify 'birther' stance, as aide says he's shifted

In an interview with the Washington Post, the GOP presidential nominee said he didn't want to answer whether the president was born in the U.S. Later, a spokesman said Trump believes Obama indeed was born in Hawaii.