State legislature

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Ilhan Omar is interviewed in her office two days after the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn. Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, by winning the Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress. (AP Photo/Jim Monem File)
August 14, 2018 - 10:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary in Minnesota Tuesday to replace Rep. Keith Ellison. State Rep. Ilhan Omar captured the Democratic nomination for Minnesota's 5th...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Ilhan Omar is interviewed in her office two days after the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn. Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, by winning the Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress. (AP Photo/Jim Monem File)
August 14, 2018 - 10:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday by winning a Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress. Omar, who drew national attention just two years ago by becoming the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at a news conference on American labor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Klobuchar defeated four Democrats in the primary in Minnesota for the third term. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 14, 2018 - 9:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for what could be a two-woman race to finish his term, part of an unusual primary Tuesday featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot. Franken's successor, Democrat Tina...
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Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday began deciding which provisional ballots from last week's primary election will count toward the final official vote totals, with possibility that they could create a new leader in the hotly contested Republican race for governor. Secretary of State Kris Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by a mere 110 votes out of more than 313,000 cast as of Friday evening. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 14, 2018 - 8:48 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he would endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat after a review of...
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FILE - In this Jan 3, 2018, file photo, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., smiles after being administered the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony with Vice President Mike Pence in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot. Franken's successor, Democrat Tina Smith, and the endorsed Republican candidate, state Sen. Karin Housley, were heavy favorites in their respective races. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:34 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats tested the strength of their "blue wave" against President Trump's grip on America's white, working class Tuesday as the 2018 primary season lurched closer to an end in two Midwestern battlegrounds. At the same time, Vermont Democrats were considering whether to...
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TAKES OUT REFERENCE OF CHIEF JUSTICE - West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis enters the Supreme Court Chambers to announce her retirement before a news conference in the Supreme Court Chambers in Charleston, W. Va., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The announcement comes a day after the state House of Delegates voted to impeach all four state Supreme Court justices. (Craig Hudson /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 4:09 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A $42,000 antique desk. A $32,000 blue suede sectional sofa. A $7,500 inlaid wooden floor map of West Virginia's 55 counties. A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other financial abuses by the highest court in one of the poorest states in America has triggered...
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Eighth Congressional District Candidate Kim Schrier laughs about her hectic day while answering a swarm of questions at her election watch party at the YWCA in Issaquah, Wash., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Rebekah Welch/The Seattle Times via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 9:05 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts...
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Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval speaks at a fundraising event for his 1st House District campaign challenge to veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot at a supporters home, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maineville, Ohio. The Democratic candidate for Congress in southwest Ohio jokes that besides already going against the electoral odds, he's a "brown dude with a funny name." But 35-year-old Aftab Pureval is attracting national attention as tries to unseat veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot, part of the Cincinnati-area political landscape for three decades. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 5:06 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as "a brown dude with a funny name." The Ohio native is the son of a Tibet-born mother and India-born father. He first upset the Cincinnati political order in 2016, winning the...
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August 13, 2018 - 5:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) are trading jabs on Twitter days after a special congressional election the two Republicans tried to influence ended too close to call. Trump skewered Kasich on Monday as a "very unpopular" governor who hurt GOP state...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 13, 2018 - 2:50 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night,...
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