Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is introduced during the final night of the Republican National Convention Thursday, J

Trump urges unity after assassination attempt while proposing sweeping populist agenda in RNC finale

Donald Trump, somber and bandaged, accepted the GOP presidential nomination on Thursday at the Republican National Convention in a speech that described in detail the assassination attempt that could have ended his life just five days earlier before laying out a sweeping populist agenda, particularly on immigration.

At RNC, Trump's inner circle adamant they can turn Minnesota red

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Former President Donald Trump heads to speak after accepting the Republican Party’s nomination to be its candidate for the president during the fina
Trump campaign officials said at the RNC this week they're targeting Minnesota. But could the Minnesota GOP's Senate candidate undermine their effort?

GOP U.S. Senate hopefuls Royce White and Joe Fraser spar over conservative credentials, issues

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Royce White and Joe Fraser, shown at the Minnesota Republican State Convention in St. Paul on May 18, 2024, debated for the first time Thursday evenin
Both are running in an August primary to take on DFL U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar this fall.
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Republicans emerge from their convention thrilled with Trump and talking about a blowout victory

The last time Republicans gathered for a full convention, they were plagued by internal division and fear. Morale was near rock bottom. And the party's presidential nominee showed little desire, or capacity, to add new voters to his political coalition.
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Majority of Democrats think Kamala Harris would make a good president, AP-NORC poll shows

As President Joe Biden faces a growing drumbeat of pressure to drop his reelection bid, a majority of Democrats think his vice president would make a good president herself.
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FACT FOCUS: A look at claims made at the Republican National Convention as Trump accepts nomination

As former President Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday he laid out his vision for running the country. He painted a dire picture of the state of the U.S. and outlined a range of actions he planned to take. But his comments were marked with a myriad of false and misleading information that distorted the facts around immigration, the U.S. economy and his previous accomplishments.
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Some GOP voters welcome Trump's somewhat softened tone at Republican National Convention

For those conservative voters long turned off by former President Donald Trump's rhetoric, his somewhat softened tone in accepting the Republican nomination Thursday night was a welcome relief.
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Former first lady Melania Trump makes a rare appearance on the Republican convention's last night

Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump were at the Republican National Convention Thursday, making a rare appearance in support of former President Donald Trump's third bid for president.
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Biden's campaign faces critical moment, as Democrats encourage him to consider exiting 2024 race

Critical days ahead, President Joe Biden is facing the stark reality that many Democrats at the highest levels want him to consider how stepping aside from the 2024 election to make way for a new nominee atop the ticket could be the party's best chance of preventing widespread losses in November.
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Alabama birthing units are closing to save money and get funding. Some say babies are at risk

One of the last remaining birthing units in southern Alabama will close next month to qualify for federal funding that will save the hospital's emergency services, but doctors warn the move may cost newborns and pregnant women essential access to obstetric care.
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July 18

Rebranding Trump, former president recalls shooting details but avoids policy details: RNC Takeaways

The Republican National Convention celebrated former President Donald Trump not just as a party leader but a living martyr who survived a would-be assassin's bullet and is ready to work for everyday Americans after a sweeping victory in November.
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2024 Election Latest: Trump accepts his GOP nomination on the convention's final night

The Republican National Convention has culminated Thursday with former President Donald Trump 's acceptance of the party's presidential nomination, achieving a comeback four years in the making and anticipated even more in the past week in light of Saturday's assassination attempt.
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President Joe Biden walks down the steps of Air Force One at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Biden is returning to his hom

Biden is isolated at home as Obama, Pelosi and other Democrats push for him to reconsider 2024 race

Democrats at the highest levels are making a critical push for President Joe Biden to rethink his election bid, with former President Barack Obama expressing concerns to allies and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi privately telling Biden the party could lose the ability to seize control of the House if he doesn't step away from the 2024 race.
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15 months after his firing, Tucker Carlson returns to Fox News airwaves with a GOP convention speech

Tucker Carlson returned to Fox News' airwaves 15 months after being unceremoniously fired, seen Thursday in its coverage of a Republican National Convention speech that highlighted his growing influence in Donald Trump's world.
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Money flowing to Democrat Kelly Morrison in open Third Congressional race to replace Dean Phillips

In the race to replace outgoing Rep. Dean Phillips in the western Twin Cities area, Morrison has a stark fundraising advantage over Republican Tad Jude.
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Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, arrives as the jury deliberates in his firearms trial at federal court in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday morni

Hunter Biden seeks dismissal of tax, gun cases, citing decision to toss Trump's classified docs case

President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, asked federal judges on Thursday to dismiss tax and gun cases against him, citing a ruling in Florida this week that threw out a separate prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
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FACT FOCUS: Heritage Foundation leader wrong to say most political violence is committed by the left

The leader of a conservative think tank on Thursday misrepresented partisan differences in political violence in the United States, wrongly suggesting that people associated with left-wing causes commit more violence than those on the right.
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Montana seeks to revive signature restrictions for ballot petitions, including on abortion rights

Montana officials asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday for an emergency order to block a ruling that allowed signatures from inactive voters to count on petitions for several proposed November ballot initiatives, including one to protect abortion rights.
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Recount will decide if conservative US Rep. Bob Good loses primary to Trump-backed challenger

A recount of the votes cast in the Republican primary in Virginia's 5th Congressional District will be held on July 31 to decide whether a challenger backed by former President Donald Trump will hold onto his narrow victory over U.S. Rep. Bob Good, one of the most conservative members of Congress.
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Georgia Democrats sue to overturn law allowing unlimited campaign cash, saying GOP unfairly benefits

Georgia Democrats are suing to overturn the ability of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and others to raise unlimited political contributions and spend them on behalf of any political cause.
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Nebraska governor seeks shift to sales taxes to ease high property taxes. Not everyone is on board

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has announced a broad tax plan for an upcoming special legislative session that would cut property taxes on average in half — including for his own home and family farm in eastern Nebraska valued at more than $6 million.
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July 18

European leaders discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit as concern grows about direction of US

Leaders from across Europe expressed support for Ukraine and concern about the direction of the United States on Thursday at a security-focused summit clouded by worries about whether the U.S. will remain a reliable ally if Donald Trump wins a second presidency.
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July 18

Rally shooter had photos of Trump, Biden and other US officials on his phone, AP sources say

The 20-year-old Pennsylvania man who tried to assassinate Donald Trump had photos on his phone of the former Republican president, President Joe Biden and other officials, including Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Chris Wray, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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