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House Dem: GOP leaders refuse to help Flint because of race

A Democratic lawmaker from Flint, Michigan, says House Republican leaders are refusing to approve emergency aid for the city's water crisis because a majority of Flint residents are African-Americans. Rep. … Click to Continue »

2 motorcyclists mourned after fatal California crashes

Organizers of a motorcycle event in California offered condolences Tuesday to the families of two rising young riders who died from crashes in two separate races over the weekend. AMA … Click to Continue »

Clinton beats Trump in South Carolina Google searches

Hillary Clinton dominated Google searches in South Carolina during Monday night’s first presidential debate, surpassing Donald Trump as the top-searched candidate in the state. The only exception was the Augusta … Click to Continue ...

‘This election is a referendum on bigotry,’ say black lawmakers

Donald Trump just further cemented all the reasons why African-Americans should vote for Hillary Clinton, Congressional Black Caucus members said the day after the first presidential debate. “This election is … Click to Continue »

This former sheriff is awaiting backups on Capitol Hill: ‘We have a lot to say’

Washington state Republican Rep. Dave Reichert says he doesn’t want to be the only former sheriff on Capitol Hill in 2017. Reichert, 66, is a former 33-year lawman who served … Click to Continue »

Kobach ordered to tell voters their fall ballots will count

A Kansas judge has ordered Secretary of State Kris Kobach to notify thousands of people who hadn't provided documents proving their citizenship that they will be allowed to vote for … Click to Continue »

Justice Dept. top national security official to leave post

The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving his position next month. John Carlin, who has led the department's national security division since 2014, will be leaving government on … Click to Continue »

US giving $364 million in new Syria aid

The United States is providing another $364 million in humanitarian aid to those affected by Syria's civil war. Tuesday's announcement means the U.S. has now given $5.9 billion in assistance … Click to Continue »

Prosecutors charge men after Ryan Lochte protest on TV show

Prosecutors have charged two protesters who rushed the stage of "Dancing with the Stars" in a protest against Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. The Los Angeles city attorney's office says Sam … Click to Continue »

Rubio delivers poignant tribute to Marlins ace

Sen. Marco Rubio delivered a moving tribute to Jose Fernandez in the Senate on Tuesday, growing emotional in recalling their shared opposition to the Cuban government. In a poignant speech … Click to Continue »

The Obamacare of climate change? States get day in court on EPA plan

A panel of federal judges on Tuesday heard arguments in court for and against the Obama administration’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a third by 2030. More than … Click to Continue »

Miss Universe dubbed 'Miss Piggy' by Trump a topic at debate

Donald Trump says it was a "real problem" when the 1996 Miss Universe gained significant weight after winning the pageant he then owned. The Republican presidential nominee was responding to … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Fernandez boat not cited before fatal crash

The Latest on Marlins-Fernandez Killed (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities say they have no record of any previous citations for the boat owned by Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, … Click to Continue »

Conor McGregor to fight in UFC's New York debut Nov. 12

Conor McGregor will try to become the first fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously on a night the sport makes a splashy entrance into the last U.S. state to … Click to Continue »

Mayor eager to work with Bucks president on race relations

The mayor of Milwaukee says he's eager to work with Bucks president Peter Feigin to improve the city's race relations. Mayor Tom Barrett says he told Feigin (FAY'-gun) on Monday … Click to Continue »

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse … Click to Continue »

Brazil, once a haven, is now a dead end for many Haitians

Jocelyn Benoit wants to go home. He just can’t. Benoit is one of thousands of Haitians stuck in Brazil, where many headed after the island’s 2010 earthquake. They withstood arduous … Click to Continue »

Democrat hammers Burr on outsourcing of Carolinas jobs

Blaming Republican Sen. Richard Burr for contributing to the loss of thousands of North Carolina jobs “that used to be the lifeblood of our state,” his Democratic challenger called Tuesday … Click to Continue »

More than 80 percent want new safeguards against seafood fraud and mislabeling

- A new survey by Oceana finds more than 4 of 5 Americans want new regulations to eliminate seafood fraud and mislabeling of fish in the United States. The survey … Click to Continue »

Trump declares victory at debate by citing the internet

Donald Trump overwhelmingly won Monday’s presidential debate, if you ask Donald Trump. The Republican nominee cited multiple snap polls, or unscientific internet polls that allow anyone around the world with … Click to Continue »

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