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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voters can wear to polls. The justices ruled June 14, that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 14, 2018 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad restrictions on voters wearing "political" hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, but said states can place limits on such apparel. Minnesota contended the restrictions were reasonable, kept order at polling places and...
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This May 24, 2018 photo shows music maker Jermaine Dupri during an interview in New York. Dupri will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 14. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
June 14, 2018 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On the eve of being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jermaine Dupri was thinking about legacy. He was asked about his thoughts on R. Kelly, whose music has been removed from commercial playlists after the singer was accused of sexual abuse. Dupri worries that punishing...
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June 14, 2018 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the annual congressional baseball game (all times local): 9:45 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is recalling the morning one year ago when one of his top colleagues, Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES'), was shot during a baseball practice in Virginia. Ryan tells a group of...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, center, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono listen during a joint press conference following their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 14, 2018 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America and the world can "sleep well tonight," President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or even reduced...
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FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protect people in employer plans, not just those consumers who buy a policy directly from an insurer. The new position was outlined a week earlier in a legal brief the Justice Department filed in a Texas case challenging the health law. (HealthCare.gov via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's latest move against "Obamacare" could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts. At issue is Attorney General...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise speaks at the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was shot and nearly killed during a Congressional baseball practice, apparently has a memoir coming this fall. The 304-page book is called “Back in the Game,” according to listings on Amazon.com and the web site for the publisher Center Street. The release date is Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 14, 2018 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual baseball game between congressional Republicans and Democrats carries special significance, coming on the first anniversary of the ball-field shooting that almost killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Republicans have largely maintained their support for gun rights...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, attends a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, second from right, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, second from left, at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June14, 2018. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there will be no sanctions relief for North Korea until it denuclearizes. Pompeo is pushing back on a report from...
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A police officer stands near traffic along County Road 39 near the site of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 13, 2018 - 5:42 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The world's best golfers are crossing their fingers and hoping for luck as they head to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open this week. It's not the pin placements or green speeds they're worried about. Not the weather or the depth of the rough, either. It's the Long Island...
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June 13, 2018 - 2:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese wife has told police the body she thought was of her missing husband belonged to a stranger after her spouse turned up alive a year later. Tokyo police acknowledged Wednesday that the body found in a river in eastern Tokyo in June 2017 was of another man reported missing at...
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FILE - In this Monday Oct. 9, 2017 filer, Iceland's captain Aron Gunnarsson celebrates at the end of the World Cup Group I qualifying soccer match between Iceland and Kosovo in Reykjavik, Iceland. Icelandic footballers are the tallest at the World Cup in Russia, with an average height of 1.85 meters (just over 6 feet), making them especially strong in aerial duels in defense and attack. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson, File )
June 13, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp:...
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