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In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo, Gladys Harris of Milwaukee holds some of the forms of identification she brought with her to the polls in the 2016 presidential election. She was unable to vote because she had lost her driver's license a few days before and thought one of the many other cards she had with her would work. She was given a provisional ballot but was unable to return with a proper ID in time. It was the first presidential election to be held under a new state law requiring a driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID, naturalization papers or tribal ID to vote. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
May 09, 2017 - 8:02 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm. "Not a single voter in this state will be disenfranchised by the ID law," Lazich promised...
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In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 09, 2017 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when doing the right thing seemed pretty simple to James Comey, the FBI director whom President Donald Trump fired on Tuesday. "There's right, and there's wrong and it ain't hard to tell the difference," he once said flatly. That was before Comey lobbed a stink...
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In this photo taken May 8, 2017, FBI Director James Comey speaks in Washington. A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server says Huma Abedin did not forward "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband's laptop, as FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 09, 2017 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. In a letter to Comey, Trump said the...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Democrats asked Republicans Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to drop their bid to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, offering to help improve the nation's health care system if they did. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 09, 2017 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invited all Republicans on Tuesday to join with what's been an all-male working group of GOP senators to craft a health care bill, after facing criticism that women were being excluded. "McConnell stood up and said, 'Please come and...
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FILE - Int his April 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks before Vice President Mike Pence in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate considers whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation that would restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. Portman said May 8, he will support the repeal effort after weeks of public silence, saying he got assurances from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that he will take steps to reduce methane waste. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 09, 2017 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate weighs whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation to restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. A coalition of groups with ties to the fossil-fuel industry and the...
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US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, pauses during a press conference after a meeting , in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Mattis said he had open and useful discussions with Turkish officials Tuesday, and said the two countries are working out differences over America’s continuing support for Syria Kurds as the fight against Islamic State militants moves closer to group’s headquarters in Raqqa. (Stine Tidsvilde/Ritzau Foto via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary" to recapture the key Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Kurds as terrorists. The decision is meant to accelerate...
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May 09, 2017 - 5:24 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow students to take sunscreen into schools without a doctor's note. The state House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the bill Tuesday. The bill now moves to the Senate. Concerns about skin cancer...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Democrats asked Republicans Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to drop their bid to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, offering to help improve the nation's health care system if they did. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 09, 2017 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fended off criticism Tuesday that a working group of Republican senators he's asked to craft a health care bill lacks women, saying all 52 GOP senators were shaping the legislation. The all-male makeup of the 13-member group was clearly an...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, ordered that Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction be dismissed in the 2013 death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was acquitted of the double-murder charges, but was found dead in his prison cell in April while serving a life sentence. Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)
May 09, 2017 - 4:26 pm
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. Bristol County Superior Court...
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US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, pauses during a press conference after a meeting , in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Mattis said he had open and useful discussions with Turkish officials Tuesday, and said the two countries are working out differences over America’s continuing support for Syria Kurds as the fight against Islamic State militants moves closer to group’s headquarters in Raqqa. (Stine Tidsvilde/Ritzau Foto via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary" to recapture the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Kurds as terrorists. The decision is meant to accelerate the...
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