Rep. Ilhan Omar and Don Samuels face off in Tuesday’s primary.

Public safety and abortion at issue in race between Omar, Samuels

The contest marks the latest fight between moderates and progressives in Minneapolis and nationwide.

Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) gave two thumbs up after Democrats passed a climate, tax and health care spending package on Capitol Hil
Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden's original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations.

Biden leaves White House for 1st time since getting COVID-19

President Joe Biden waves as he walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on his way to his Rehoboth Beach, Del., h
Ending his most recent COVID-19 isolation, President Joe Biden on Sunday left the White House for the first time since becoming infected with the coronavirus last month, settling in for a reunion with first lady Jill Biden in their home state of Delaware.
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Ex-rebel takes oath as Colombian president in historic shift

Colombia's first leftist president was sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government, drug traffickers and rebel groups.
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Negotiators optimistic about progress on Iran nuclear deal

Top negotiators in renewed talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal indicated Sunday that they are optimistic about the possibility of reaching an agreement to impose limits on Tehran's uranium enrichment.
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Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City’s Shijaiyah neighborhood, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis.
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Climate change activists near the Capitol in Washington, Oct. 13, 2021. The Senate’s historic climate legislation avoided the political pitfalls of

Five decades in the making: Why it took Congress so long to act on climate

WASHINGTON – In 1969, President Richard Nixon's adviser Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a memo describing a startling future. The increase of carbon dioxide in the…

Aussie plays in cricket final despite positive COVID-19 test

Star batter Tahlia McGrath tested positive for COVID-19 but was still allowed to help Australia win the first Commonwealth Games gold medal awarded in women's cricket, beating India by nine runs in Sunday's final at Edgbaston.

Kentucky candidates struggle when describing 2020 election

Kentucky Republicans came to the state's premier political event this weekend intent on winning elections in November and beyond, but some candidates aspiring to become governor had a hard time coming to terms with Donald Trump's defeat in 2020.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) enters the Senate carriage entrance following a news conference on the Inflation Reduction Act at the U.

What's in Democrats' big bill? Climate, health care, savings

Not as robust as the proposal President Joe Biden once envisioned to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems, the Democrats' compromise of health care, climate change and deficit-reduction strategies is still a substantial undertaking.
President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at t

Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins

Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden's most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying out of it.
On display at a gun shop in Wendell, N.C., an AR-15 assault rifle manufactured by Core15 Rifle Systems in December 18, 2012. Spurred by the elementary

North Carolina sheriff stocking schools with AR-15 rifles

When schools in one North Carolina county reopen later this month, new security measures will include stocking AR-15 rifles for school resource officers to use in the event of an active shooter.

Bangladesh seeks China help to repatriate Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh on Sunday sought cooperation from China to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar during a visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who promised better trade ties, investment and support for infrastructure development in the South Asian nation.
Kim Crockett, the GOP-endorsed candidate for secretary of state, speaks during the first day of the Minnesota State Republican Convention on May 13 in

GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Wisconsin's secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities.

US Secretary of State Blinken in South Africa on Africa tour

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began his three-nation tour of Africa Sunday by visiting a museum in South Africa commemorating how the country's Black youths helped to end white racist rule.

4 riding in golf cart killed in crash at Texas intersection

Four people riding in a golf cart were killed — including two juveniles — when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said.

More storms forecasted for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky

The National Weather Service extended a flood watch through Sunday evening for areas of eastern Kentucky ravaged by high water more than a week ago and said there's a threat of thunderstorms in the region for much of the coming week.

UK museum agrees to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

A London museum agreed Sunday to return a collection of Benin Bronzes looted in the late 19th century from what is now Nigeria as cultural institutions throughout Britain come under pressure to repatriate artifacts acquired during the colonial era.
FILE - Miss North Dakota Cara Mund reacts after being named Miss America during the Miss America 2018 pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., Sunday, Sept. 10

Former Miss America Cara Mund plans to run for Congress

Cara Mund, a former Miss America who gained attention by criticizing the organization near the end of her reign in 2018, plans to run for Congress in North Dakota as an independent.
People watch a huge plume of smoke rise from the Matanzas supertanker base, as firefighters work to douse a fire that started during a thunderstorm th

Firefighters battle big blaze at Cuba tank farm for 2nd day

Cuban firefighters were joined by special teams sent by Mexico and Venezuela on Sunday as they battled for a second day to control a fire blazing at a big oil tank farm in the western province of Matanzas.

Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit

Six more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country's Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the southern port cities to stave off a Ukrainian counteroffensive.

Florida prosecutor vows to fight Gov. DeSantis suspension

A Florida prosecutor vowed Sunday to fight his suspension from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state's 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors.

China keeps up pressure on Taiwan with 4th day of drills

China said Sunday it carried out its fourth consecutive day of military drills in the air and sea around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island, despite international calls to calm the tensions.