APNewsBreak: Duo to push opioid settlement toward…

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer money from any national opioid settlement to hospitals and health-based research.

AP source: Prison staff members subpoenaed in…

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed up to 20 staff members at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself

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The Jolt: CNN sheds some of its Trump whisperers

Republican launches Minnesota Senate bid, slams 'resistance'

Republican Jason Lewis is kicking off a Minnesota Senate bid by attacking freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar and the so-called "resistance" to President Donald Trump

Sanders, Harris set for showdown in delegate-rich…

Bernie Sanders is promising to win the California presidential primary next year, but home-state Sen. Kamala Harris is preparing to defend her turf

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces run for 3rd…

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, announced Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor.

Critics of Missouri abortion law sue over referendum failure

Abortion-rights advocates are suing following a failed attempt to put new Missouri abortion restrictions to a public vote

Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

Trump scraps effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved

Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits…

Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising after it withdrew from a federal funding program rather than comply with a new abortion rule

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial…

A key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has begun testifying in the foreign lobbying trial of prominent Washington attorney Greg Craig

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The Latest: Crowds at Louisiana Capitol for former governor

Large crowds assembled at the Louisiana Capitol to pay their respects to former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who led the state in the devastation of Hurricane Katrina

AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's…

A new AP-NORC poll finds 62% of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job while just 36% approve

Federal judge rules that immigration law is unconstitutional

A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that a law making it a crime to "encourage" or "induce" immigrants to enter the country illegally is unconstitutional

Trump awarding Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob…

Trump to present basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Democratic Party leaders nix calls for climate…

Democratic Party leaders are fighting over whether to hold a presidential primary debate exclusively on the climate crisis

Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long

The Cherokee Nation's newly elected chief formally announced his plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, but acknowledged the first such attempt by a tribal nation will take time as well as cooperation from Congress

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Italy's political parties pitch rival plans to…

Italy's three big parties pitched deals to rivals as they scrambled Thursday to come out on top in a complicated political crisis

Memorials begin for former Louisiana Gov…

Mourners are expected to pack Louisiana's Capitol to pay their last respects to the state's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco