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Women Win Primaries in Record Numbers, Look to November

Women Win Primaries in Record Numbers, Look to November

By Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman | Aug 19
Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year - they are winning.

AP Interview: Top Republican Opens Up About Russia Probe

AP Interview: Top Republican Opens Up About Russia Probe

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Aug 17
For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill.

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 17
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.

US Newsrooms to Trump: We're Not Enemies of the People

US Newsrooms to Trump: We're Not Enemies of the People

By David Bauder | Aug 16
The nation's newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggestion that journalists are the enemy.

Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump

Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump

By Jesse J. Holland | Aug 16
Omarosa's falling out with Trump and her decision to call him a racist as she sells her new book - and in turn, his calling her a "dog" - have not been enough for many African-Americans to invite her back to the family picnic.

Victory Offers Muslim Candidate New Platform to Oppose Trump

Victory Offers Muslim Candidate New Platform to Oppose Trump

By Steve Karnowski | Aug 16
Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

1st Transgender Candidate for Governor Focused on the Issues

1st Transgender Candidate for Governor Focused on the Issues

By Wilson Ring | Aug 15
Six months ago, Christine Hallquist was leading one of Vermont's rural electric cooperatives, her transgender status causing nary a ripple as she took part in policy debates about renewable energy and the reliability of the electric grid.

Primary Night Takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump Wins

Primary Night Takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump Wins

By Lisa Lerer | Aug 15
It was a night of firsts.

Vt. Democrat Becomes 1st Transgender Major-Party Candidate Nominated for Governor

Vt. Democrat Becomes 1st Transgender Major-Party Candidate Nominated for Governor

By Wilson Ring | Aug 14
A former utility executive from Vermont has become the first transgender candidate to win a major political party's nomination for governor.

Avenatti Discusses Policy Views as He Weighs 2020 Bid

Avenatti Discusses Policy Views as He Weighs 2020 Bid

By Catherine Lucey | Aug 14
Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House.

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