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State Of Play: Republicans fear Democratic 'blue wave' spreading to once-safe districts

The last time U.S. congressional elections were held in this central Virginia district, Meg Sneed voted for the Republican incumbent, Representative Dave Brat. Her friend, Cheryll Lesser, did not vote at all.

Local gun groups flex muscle in state politics, sidestepping the NRA

When Missouri Senate Bill 656 was introduced in 2016, it was relatively modest legislation that proposed capping the amount county sheriffs could charge for a concealed handgun permit.

Storm Michael expected to hit Florida as a hurricane midweek

Tropical Storm Michael is on track to hit the Florida Panhandle midweek as a Category 2 hurricane packing 100 miles per hour (160 kmh) or stronger winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said early Monday in an advisory.

U.S. Marine colonel relieved of duties over drink driving in Australia

The head of a contingent of United States Marines based in Australia's northern city of Darwin was relieved of his command after police caught him drink driving on a night out, a corps spokesman said on Monday.

Victims in horrific limo crash were friends, family headed to birthday party

Two pairs of newly weds, four sisters from one family and two brothers from another were among the 20 victims when a stretch limousine taking passengers to a surprise birthday party crashed in upstate, New York, according to media reports on Monday.

Storm Michael strengthens in Caribbean, threatens U.S. Gulf coast

Tropical Storm Michael battered parts of Mexico and Cuba with powerful winds and drenching rains on Sunday as it strengthened in the Caribbean on a path that could see it slam into the U.S. Gulf Coast later this week with hurricane force, officials said.

Tropical storm Michael seen strengthening to hurricane: NHC

Tropical storm Michael is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday and is likely to bring heavy rains to western Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

Trump to announce pro-ethanol measure on Tuesday ahead of Iowa trip: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce the lifting of a federal ban on summer sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline on Tuesday in Washington DC ahead of a trip to Iowa the same day, according to two sources familiar with the planning of the event.

After fight that split U.S., Kavanaugh wins place on Supreme Court

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, dismissing anger over accusations of sexual misconduct against him and delivering a major victory to President Donald Trump who has now locked in a conservative majority on the court.

Women's groups aim to use Kavanaugh rage to boost voter turnout

As women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to protest Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court on Saturday, activist Linda Sarsour flew from Washington to Texas with her eyes on the next challenge: the Nov. 6 congressional elections.

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