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The Latest: Iowa governor defends secrecy in ally's firing

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April 23, 2018 at 11:10 am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Latest on Gov. Kim Reynolds' decision to fire a longtime ally accused of workplace sexual harassment (all times local): __ 12 p.m. Gov. Kim Reynolds is defendi...

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Legislative hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowds

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April 23, 2018 at 10:56 am | ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A legislative hearing on a proposal in New York that would allow people with a terminal illness to request life-ending medication from their physician has attracted hundreds of pe...

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Possible Texas special election could clash with court case

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April 23, 2018 at 10:24 am | 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 dis...

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Iowa governor claims no evidence or records in ally's firing

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April 23, 2018 at 9:45 am | DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has no documentary evidence or other records explaining why she ordered the abrupt firing of a longtime ally who was accused of workplace sexual harassm...

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Correction: Midterms 2018-Replacing Ryan story

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April 23, 2018 at 9:39 am | 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 no...

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Clinton: Free press is under 'open assault' in Trump era

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April 23, 2018 at 9:11 am | NEW YORK (AP) Hillary Clinton excoriated President Donald Trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on Sunday that press rights and free speech are "under open assault" in the current...

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AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

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April 23, 2018 at 9:06 am | WASHINGTON (AP) Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from T...

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Cook County clerk announces bid for Chicago mayor's office

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April 23, 2018 at 8:25 am | CHICAGO (AP) Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown says she's running for Chicago mayor to create a transparent and inclusive government as well as to combat violence. In Sunday's annou...

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Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

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April 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | WASHINGTON (AP) The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republican control of Congress. Tax cu...

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