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Bill would limit lobbyist contributions year-round

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine could place a year-round ban on political candidates accepting contributions from lobbyists outside their districts under a bill facing Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. Such bills have failed in past years but [...]

Julian Castro: Unlike Kellyanne Conway, I took corrective steps after my Hatch Act violation

Former Obama administration official Julián Castro on Thursday said he agreed with a government watchdog’s determination that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway should be removed from her job for repeatedly mixing politics with her day [...]

The Latest: Hong Kong protests planned as groups slam police

HONG KONG (AP) – The Latest on the Hong Kong extradition bill and protests (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A noted Hong Kong political analyst says the pressure on the territory’s chief executive to step down or back away from plans to [...]

Man’s deportation reversed in rebuke of government practices

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A federal court has ruled that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported. Thursday’s finding may influence how immigration authorities target [...]

Hong Kong quiet now, but prospect of new protest looms large

HONG KONG (AP) – Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts. The prospect of further protests [...]

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured, alleged accomplice wounded

ALLEN, Okla. (AP) – Authorities in Oklahoma say a woman accused of helping an inmate who escaped from Logan County has been shot after she brandished a weapon at law enforcement officers. The U.S. Marshals Service says 41-year-old Adam [...]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to step down as White House press secretary at end of June

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is stepping down, President Trump said Thursday. The president tweeted that “our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to [...]

US considers more options for detaining transgender migrants

MILAN, N.M. (AP) – About 300 migrants who identify as transgender have been booked into the custody of U.S. immigration authorities since Oct. 1, marking the highest number since officials began keeping track in 2015. U.S. Immigration [...]

Charles Schumer: Senate must rebuke Trump foreign dirt comments

Sen. Charles E. Schumer says that if Republicans want to do something about President Trump’s new comments welcoming foreign meddling in the U.S. election, they’ll have a chance Thursday afternoon. Mr. Schumer, the top Democrat in the chamber, [...]

Joe Biden: Turning things around doesn’t require socialism

Democratic presidential hopeful Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday pushed back on the notion that the United States should embrace socialism as a cure for its ills. The former vice president said at a fundraising event in Chicago that the middle [...]