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Florida Gov. Rick Scott enters Senate race
Bill Nelson and adding more furor to the already heightened midterm elections in November.
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Gillum: DeSantis should apologize to voters, not me
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), said Wednesday on Fox News that voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by voting for Andrew Gillum in November's election for Florida governor.
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Trump, Arizona governor spoke after McCain's death
The discussion came as the governor weighs whom to appoint to the seat following the death of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain.
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Hawaii bill would lead to sunscreen ban
Hawaii could become the first state to ban reef-harming sunscreen.

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Hawaii bill would lead to sunscreen ban
Hawaii could become the first state to ban reef-harming sunscreen.
Trump to hold 'major rally' for Cruz in Texas
The Texas senator faces a tough reelection race against O'Rourke, who has continued to gain-momentum in polls.

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Judge rejects Texas attempt to block DACA
DACA is an Obama-era executive order that protected undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children from deportation. President Trump tried to reverse the order in 2017, but federal judges have upheld the program.

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Upset victory in Florida Democratic primary for governor
Gillum will now face off against-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), who is endorsed by President Trump.

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John McCain memorialized at Arizona capitol
The memorial service in Arizona is the first of a days-long procession for Sen. John McCain, who died on Saturday after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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Meadows backs off impeaching Rosenstein
While the impeachment option remains on the table, Meadows is walking back his articles of impeachment move by saying he hopes it will be a contempt process instead, after discussions with House leadership.

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States consider banning kids' tackle football games
Maryland and other states are considering banning tackle football and other high-impact sports for children, citing injury concerns.

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Florida's Puerto Rican voters could determine U.S. Senate race
Puerto Rican hurricane refugees are shaping out to be a crucial voting bloc in Florida, where incumbent Senator Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, former Governor Rick Scott, are both aggressively seeking their support.

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Trump to announce $12B in aid for farmers
Trump's moves to place tariffs on imports from some of America's largest foreign buyers have prompted retaliation against U.S. farm goods, placing the burden on American farmers.

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Bipartisan bill calls for statehood for Puerto Rico
A new bill in Congress would make Puerto Rico a U.S. state by 2021, putting its residents on an equal electoral footing with Americans throughout the 50 present-day states for the first time.

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Staffer who allegedly forged signatures still working for campaign
The candidate originally said he would not spare even his "closest advisers, who I wouldn't want to fire, but I would."

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Racist robocalls mocking Gillum hit Florida
The-robocall reportedly featured a minstrel-style voice mocking Gillum-with jungle noises that played in the background.

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Trump reportedly attended rally not invited by candidate
"I think Donald Trump decides where he wants to go," the Republican Ohio governor said in an interview.

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Poll: Senate race between Cruz, O'Rourke nearly tied
Texas is normally a reliably red state, which hasn't elected a Democratic senator in over three decades.

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Appeals court: Trump may not withhold funds from sanctuary cities
In a 2-1 decision, the court said only Congress has the authority to place conditions on federal funds.

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States to sue Trump administration over access to 3D-printed firearms
The states argue that allowing access to downloadable guns infringes on states' rights to regulate firearms.

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Disgraced GOP State lawmaker, Jason Spencer to resign
Georgia lawmaker who shouted racial slur on TV to resign.

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Trump Foundation under investigation in New York
If the probe uncovers evidence of criminal wrongdoing, the matter could be referred to prosecutors.

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Trump challenge to California's sanctuary laws fails in court
The judge said California had the authority to limit the use of its resources.

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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse
Jordan has continued to deny that he knew anything about the abuse.

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Kentucky cuts dental, vision coverage for half-a-million people after judge's ruling
U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg's ruling dealt a setback.

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Hawaii to ban sunscreen ingredients to protect coral reef
Both the ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate will be banned from sale in sunscreen in Hawaii.

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Senate GOP investigation of FBI's 2016 conduct fumbles as key witnesses don't cooperate
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the FBI's conduct during the 2016 election, with a focus on its decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton.

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Conference of Mayors passes gun control resolutions
The conference of mayors is advocating the strengthening the regulation of gun sales and dealers and banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines among other gun control measures.

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New Mexico congresswoman misstated her income in 2013 financial disclosures
A spokesperson for her office said it was "an honest mistake" and a letter was sent to the House Clerk to amend the 2013 financial disclosure.

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals
Greitens, a Republican, faces accusations of sexual misconduct and a felony charge related to his campaign's alleged misuse of a charity donor list.

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Texas newspaper revokes endorsement of GOP candidate due to racial bias
Several people told the newspaper that Vickers Cunningham also frequently used racial slurs in reference to black people, an allegation he denies.

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Trump wants Sessions to prosecute California mayor over ICE raid
The mayor of Oakland, California warned her constituents in February.

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Judge overturns California's assisted suicide law
The California law allows patients who have less than six months to live to request lethal drugs from their physicians.

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Pennsylvania primaries deliver wins for women candidates
Their primary victories raise the likelihood of women breaking up the state's all-male congressional delegation.

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Judge finds 'unlawful' ballot destruction in Florida 2016 congressional race
Gov. Rick Scott's administration-is reviewing the judge's order and will have Broward county's elections supervisor's office monitored.

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Oklahoma governor angered gay rights groups and the NRA — on the same day
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a republican, angered organizations on all sides of the aisle and united gun and LGBTQ advocates against her on Friday.

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Schneiderman resigns amid sexual abuse allegations
The women accuse Schneiderman of multiple instances of physical violence, demeaning and controlling behavior, and threatening to use his position as attorney general against them.

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Iowa passes nation's most restrictive abortion law
The law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, usually at about six weeks of pregnancy.

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California GOP faces possibility of no statewide candidate
California Republicans are preparing for the likely prospect that there will have no statewide candidate in November.

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Costly Arizona special election heats up
That sentiment could explain some of the outside spending, which has been mainly on the-GOP side.

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Kris Kobach held in contempt by judge in voting rights case
A federal district judge found that Kobach had disobeyed a court order instructing him to notify thousands of potential Kansas voters in 2016 that they were registered to vote.

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Memphis losses out on funding for bicentennial celebration after removing Confederate statues
Mayor Jim Strickland said the lack of funding would not affect plans for the bicentennial celebration event.

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Former coal lobbyist confirmed as No. 2 at EPA
The Senate confirmed former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler Thursday as deputy EPA administrator.

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Former House Speaker Boehner to promote marijuana legalization
The former house speaker, a Republican, strongly opposed marijuana use when he served in Congress.

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Trump administration battles California over auto emissions standards
EPA chief Scot Pruitt said the administration will replace the current federal target of having vehicles average 55 miles per gallon by 2025 with a weaker fuel economy standard.

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Thousands of teachers strike in Oklahoma and Kentucky
The strikes occurring in red states suggest that teachers may be an important political force in the upcoming midterm elections in November.

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Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to new Pennsylvania voting map
The new map gives Democrats a fighting chance to win House seats.

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Conor Lamb's Pennsylvania win shows every vote counts
Lamb's opponent, GOP state lawmaker Rick Saccone, has not conceded the election and Republican officials said they probably would litigate for a recount.

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