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Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate.

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US commander: North Korea hasn't slowed its nuclear program

A top U.S. commander said Tuesday that he has not seen any effort by North Korea to curtail its nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for nuclear talks last year.

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Senate moves closer to confirming Barr as attorney general

President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general could be in office by the end of the week after senators voted to move forward on his nomination.

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Border deal: Trump falls short on wall, Dems get less too

The undisputed grand prize at stake for President Donald Trump in the border security talks was money for his proposed wall with Mexico. He flat out got much less than he demanded.

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The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local):

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Warren urges 'action' at meeting with Native American women

Democrat Elizabeth Warren has met with Native American women, calling for "action" on issues important to their community such as the rising problem of missing and murdered indigenous women.

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The Latest: Funeral begins for longtime US Rep. John Dingell

The Latest on funeral and memorial services for former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (all times local):

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Haunted by infamy, town rethinks teen trick-or-treat penalty

A Virginia city's penalty of jail time for teenage trick-or-treaters has scared up some ridicule and a possible policy change.

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Judge OKs blood, DNA evidence in Chinese scholar's case

A federal judge has denied a request to exclude DNA and blood test results from the trial of a former University of Illinois physics student accused of killing a Chinese scholar in 2017.

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In Texas, Trump backs wall while O'Rourke rallies opponents

President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers' tentative deal that would give him far less than he's been demanding and declaring he's "setting the stage" to deliver on his signature campaign promise.

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Drill sergeant pleads guilty in crash that killed 2 recruits

A drill sergeant at Fort Jackson in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to killing two recruits who were marching in front of his vehicle in 2017.

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Iranian-Americans nurture new generations after revolution

Minoo Sharifan came to the United States from Iran in the 1970s for graduate school, and like many others, wound up settling in America, starting a career and raising her family while a revolution upended her homeland and fractured relations with the U.S.

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Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.

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California governor to rebut Trump in 1st State of State

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing to deliver his first State of the State address a day after declaring he wouldn't participate in the Trump administration's "political theater" over border security.

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Richmond leaders approve renaming street after Arthur Ashe

The Richmond City Council has approved a proposal to rename a historic street after tennis champion Arthur Ashe Jr.

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The Latest: Agency defends stun-gun use on handcuffed man

The Latest on a federal lawsuit filed over alleged excessive force by suburban Phoenix police (all times local):

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