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September 12

Police: Man cursed Trump, tried to pull knife on candidate

A man who authorities say tried to pull a switchblade on a Republican candidate in California shouted profanities about President Donald Trump and the Republican Party before the assault, the candidate said.
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September 12

Walker says Evers would put 'everyone at risk'

Republican Gov. Scott Walker says in a new campaign attack ad that his Democratic opponent Tony Evers would put "everyone at risk" with his plan for reducing prison populations.
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September 12

Appeals court: Dominion did not violate Clean Water Act

Dominion Energy's discharge of arsenic from a coal ash storage site through groundwater into surrounding waters does not violate the U.S. Clean Water Act, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
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September 12

Defying polls, Nixon looks to upset Cuomo in NY gov primary

Polls may show her far behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary, but Cynthia Nixon says she knows something that Cuomo and the pollsters don't.
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September 12

Nebraska's top court: Voters to decide on expanding Medicaid

Nebraska's highest court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that would have stripped a Medicaid expansion proposal off the November ballot, clearing the way for voters to decide a measure that has been repeatedly rejected by the Republican-dominated Legislature.
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September 12
FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks to members of the media after a hearing at federal court in New Yor

Stormy Daniels to release memoir titled "Full Disclosure"

Stormy Daniels is telling her story in a new memoir titled "Full Disclosure."
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September 12

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels.
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September 12

Taiwan says China 'coercion' poses threat to global values

Taiwan's foreign minister said Wednesday that Chinese "coercion" of the self-governing island poses a threat to regional security and global values of freedom and democracy.
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September 12

US targets Libyan militia leader with sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on the leader of a militia in Libya for attacks on the country's oil facilities.
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September 12

The Latest: Negron wins 2nd District Republican nomination

The Latest on the New Hampshire primary election (all times local):
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September 12
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during a confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Booker fuels 2020 talk with South Carolina Dem fundraiser

Fueling speculation about his White House ambitions, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will headline a Democratic fundraiser in South Carolina, which hosts the South's first…
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September 12

Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families.
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September 12

The Latest: Walker: We're working 'hard' on Kimberly-Clark

The Latest on work to reach incentive deal for Kimberly-Clark (all times local):
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September 12

US says Saudi Arabia, UAE protecting civilians in Yemen war

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he has told Congress that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are doing enough to protect civilians in Yemen where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Iran-aligned rebels in a civil war. Thousands have died in the fighting and millions are in dire need of aid.
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September 12

Court overturns Missouri football player's sodomy conviction

The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned the sodomy conviction of a former football player from a private Christian school in suburban St. Louis.
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September 12

The Latest: Trump says Puerto storm response 'unappreciated'

The Latest on President Donald Trump's view of the government's response to hurricanes (all times local):
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September 12

Trump says response to Puerto Rico storm 'underappreciated'

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the government is ready for massive Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico last year was an "underappreciated great job."
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September 12

New Hampshire to make history with nominees in House race

New Hampshire is set to elect either its first black member of Congress or first openly gay representative.
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September 12

Kentucky town mourns its first female mayor, Lucy Lou, a dog

The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week. She was 12, and a dog.
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September 12

In battle for the House, many Dems start from scratch

When the Democratic Party told Lauren Underwood she needed to raise $100,000 in six weeks to get her campaign for Congress off the ground, she wasn't sure what to do. The nurse from suburban Chicago had never run for office, and her fundraising experience was mostly limited to selling Girl Scout cookies for $4 a box.