Government and politics

In a Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, Sonja Houston expressed dismay that someone dumped a large pile of trash in her yard to Kansas City mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas, who was going door-to-door in the Ruskin Heights neighborhood. Quinton faces Jolie Justus in the mayoral election Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 1:56 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial...
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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks about the situation in the Persian Gulf region during as he waits for the arrival of Portuguese Minister of National Defense Joao Cravinho, at the Pentagon, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 18, 2019 - 11:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's decision to step down (all times local): 8 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is citing a "painful" family situation as he steps down from the position before his formal nomination has even been sent to the...
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President Donald Trump reacts to the crowd after speaking during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 18, 2019 - 11:32 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for...
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FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday, June 18, 2019, to block President Donald Trump’s move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 18, 2019 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. The House passed, by a 243-183 vote, an amendment to block Trump's transgender ban from remaining in effect. The move still faces...
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In a Saturday, June 8, 2019 photo, Kansas City mayoral candidates Jolie Justus, right, and Quinton Lucas meet at Northland Cathedral for the fifth of six debates sponsored by The Kansas City Star. Two candidates with vastly different life stories but several comparable political views are vying Tuesday, June 18, 2019 to become Kansas City's next mayor. (Shelly Yang/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 11:22 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed that...
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Protestors hold up anti President Donald Trump signs during a rally Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. A large group of protestors were holding a rally near where Trump was announcing his re-election campaign. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 18, 2019 - 11:01 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida rebuked his administration's policies at a rally outside a gay bar with performances by a mariachi band and a drag queen, speeches by a transgender woman and women who had abortions and the...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Orlando, Fla. for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 18, 2019 - 10:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could have a tough time making good on his threat to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. But maybe that wasn't his point. Trump's late-night messages Monday promised that starting next week his administration "will begin the process of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 18, 2019 - 10:14 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says President Donald Trump is "a man way out of touch with the needs of ordinary people and a man who must be defeated." Speaking after Trump's 2020 campaign...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, protesters carry signs and chant slogans in front of Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles. A panel of appeals court judges in California will hear arguments in the long-running battle between advocates for immigrant children and the U.S. government over conditions in detention and holding facilities near the southwest border. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)
June 18, 2019 - 7:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. government lawyer on Tuesday said a longstanding settlement agreement requiring sanitary conditions for detained immigrant children may not necessarily mean a toothbrush and soap must be provided for shorter stays. Sarah Fabian, senior litigation counsel for the...
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This image released by the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday, June 17, 2019, and taken from a U.S. Navy helicopter, shows what the Navy says is blast damage to the motor vessel M/T Kokuka Courageous, consistent with a limpet mine attack. (U.S. Department of Defense via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack. "We have a lot of things going with Iran," Trump told reporters as he...
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