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Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate.

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PHOENIX (AP) — From gathering gift cards, prepping boxed lunches and opening church doors for child care, communities across Arizona are getting ready for a historic teacher walkout that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely.

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Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney's likely Democratic opponent in the Utah Senate race has accused the former presidential candidate of improperly gathering voter information, the latest attack from challengers who aren't letting him just cruise to victory.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended state law and called a special election in June to fill the seat vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who recently resigned following sexual harassment allegations.

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DALLAS (AP) — As Dallas has evolved from reliably red to deeply blue, joining many other big cities, one enclave has remained the beating heart of country club conservatism — home to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and former President George W. Bush.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the governor can call a special election to replace a retiring congressman, even as the U.S. Supreme Court mulls whether his district was drawn to marginalize Hispanic voters.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story April 22 about Bryan Steil running for House Speaker Paul Ryan's congressional seat, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Beloit is in the district. It is not.

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he's still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is jeopardized unless there's a delay in legal proceedings in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said Friday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Brown knew she had a friend in Barbara Bush from the moment she heard the story about the 2000 election, when then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was in a virtual tie with then-Vice President Al Gore for the presidency.

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PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Margo Miller thanked her hosts, covered herself in a blue poncho and headed back into the driving sleet Saturday morning, with more doors to knock in this rural subdivision but with another new volunteer's name on her clipboard.

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HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump settled her lawsuit Wednesday with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly.

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Donald Trump's re-election campaign has demanded that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs it says give the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican's Senate bid, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and top politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving, according to an Associated Press investigation.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time that Dr. Anthony Bianchi came onto a patient, California's medical board alleged, the gynecologist placed a chair against the exam room door, put his fingers into the woman's vagina and exposed his erect penis.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first term.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he raised $3.2 million during the first three months of the year — less than half his Democratic opponent's fundraising haul — and now maintains only a small lead in the overall money race.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he raised $3.2 million during the first three months of the year — less than half his Democratic opponent's fundraising haul — and now maintains only a small lead in the overall money race.

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AUSIN, Texas (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he raised $3.2 million during the first three months of the year — less than half his Democratic opponent's fundraising haul — and now maintains only a small lead in the overall money race.

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AUSIN, Texas (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he raised $3.2 million during the first three months of the year — less than half his Democratic opponent's fundraising haul — and now maintains only a small lead in the overall money race.

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AUSIN, Texas (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he raised $3.2 million during the first three months of the year — less than half his Democratic opponent's fundraising haul — and now maintains only a small lead in the overall money race.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national scene.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma second-grade teacher Cyndi Ralston heard her state representative berate teachers for walking out of the classroom and marching on the Capitol, she knew she'd be running against him in November.

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A public employee pension crisis for state governments has deepened to a record level even after nearly nine years of economic recovery for the nation, according to a study released Thursday, leaving many states vulnerable if the economy hits a downturn.

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — ocumenting sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers and publicly releasing the outcomes can provide encouragement for people who might otherwise be hesitant to report allegations of inappropriate behavior.