Government and politics

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Don Shooter gestures on the floor of the Arizona House in Phoenix, Ariz. Shooter, who was kicked out of the legislature earlier this year because of a lengthy pattern of sexual harassment, is filing petitions to run for state Senate. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)
May 30, 2018 - 8:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona lawmaker who became the first kicked out of a state Legislature since the #MeToo movement began because of a lengthy pattern of sexual misconduct is running for office again. Don Shooter, a Republican expelled from the Arizona House in February, said he filed around...
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Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, left, talks with supporters of Medicaid expansion as they celebrate a vote in the gallery of the Virginia Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 30, 2018 - 8:29 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday evening to a state budget expanding Medicaid coverage to the state's poor, acting swiftly after the Senate broke years of partisan gridlock on the issue. The House of Delegates voted Wednesday...
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North Korea's Kim Yong Chol, center, leaves a hotel in New York, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The senior North Korean official arrived in New York on Wednesday in the highest-level official visit to the United States in 18 years, as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sought to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
May 30, 2018 - 8:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A senior North Korean official arrived in New York on Wednesday in the highest-level official visit to the United States in 18 years, as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sought to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. Kim Yong Chol, the former military...
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Kim Kardashian, second from left, leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, with her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 30, 2018 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West paid a visit to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case to President Donald Trump and his staff on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses. Kardashian West has been urging the president to pardon Alice Marie...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, Roseanne Barr arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Barr is blaming a racist tweet that got her hit show canceled on the insomnia medication Ambien, prompting its maker to respond that "racism is not a known side effect." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 30, 2018 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An old picture of Roseanne Barr dressed as Adolf Hitler, wearing a swastika and pulling burnt cookies from an oven, splashed on the front of the New York Daily News Wednesday like a neon sign asking ABC executives: What were you thinking? Given Barr's past incidents of bad behavior...
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Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, left, talks with supporters of Medicaid expansion as they celebrate a vote in the gallery of the Virginia Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 30, 2018 - 7:28 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is set to end a yearslong partisan battle and expand Medicaid after the state Senate voted Wednesday to approve a budget that expands the program's eligibility to about 400,000 low-income adults. The Senate passed Medicaid expansion by a 23-17 vote with four...
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Governor Greg Abbott unveils his plan to enhance school safety during a press conference at Dallas Independent School District headquarters in Dallas, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put a bigger focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a deadly shooting at a high school near Houston. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 7:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put greater focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a shooting at a high school near Houston that left 10...
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks at a news conference Wednesday, May 30, 2018, announcing that her office dismissed felony computer data tampering charges against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. Greitens announced his resignation Tuesday, May 29, 2018, effective on Friday. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
May 30, 2018 - 6:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Even in surrender, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is going out fighting. When he steps down Friday, the former Navy SEAL officer will be conceding political defeat amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign violations while still defiantly asserting that he's done...
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Kim Kardashian, center, arrives at the security entrance of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 30, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is at the White House to make a star-powered case for prison reform and advocate on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses. Kardashian West has urged the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who has spent more than...
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U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks after delivering her signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State's office Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Capitol in Phoenix. McSally is officially running as a Republican for U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Women running for office have crossed another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate. In the two major parties, 42 women are expected to have qualified for 19 Senate seats. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 30, 2018 - 5:41 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A record number of women are running for the U.S. Senate this year, and their stiff challenge is winning enough seats to dramatically diversify a chamber long dominated by men. Many face uphill campaigns and two Democratic incumbents in particular among the 23 women in the...
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