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After dropping presidential bid, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces run for third term

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SEATTLE -- Jay Inslee announced Thursday morning he will seek a third term as Washington's governor, hours after ending his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Inslee made the announcement in an email blast to supporters, saying he wants to "continue to stand with you in opposing Donald Trump and rejecting his hurtful and ...Read more

After exiting presidential race, Inslee announces run for third term as Washington governor

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dropped his 2020 bid for the White House on Wednesday after his climate-focused campaign failed to gain traction in a crowded field of Democratic candidates, marking the third major departure in recent weeks.

Inslee, 68, made the announcement during Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show, two days after reaching the 130,000 ...Read more

Former Congressman Joe Walsh says he's weighing bid to challenge Trump for 2020 GOP nomination

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CHICAGO -- Conservative radio talk show host and former tea party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh is weighing a presidential run and will make a final decision in September, he told the Chicago Tribune.

Walsh, an Illinois Republican who served a single term in Congress, said he's meeting with potential backers as he considers what most view as a ...Read more

More than $1 million in cocaine found in banana shipments to Safeway stores in Western Washington

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SEATTLE -- More than a million dollars' worth of cocaine was found inside shipments of bananas at three Safeway stores in Bellingham, Federal Way and Woodinville, according to police.

Authorities recovered nearly 50 pounds of cocaine, valued at more than $550,000, at the Safeway in Woodinville, according to King County Sheriff's Office ...Read more

Philadelphia man dies by suicide after video goes viral of him defending relationship with trans girlfriend, friends say

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PHILADELPHIA -- A 20-year-old Philadelphia man who recently defended his relationship with his transgender girlfriend in a video that went viral was found dead Sunday -- friends say by suicide -- setting off a national conversation about how people are treated for whom they love.

This week, #RIPreese has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of ...Read more

In the 'Danish Capital of America,' Trump's desire to buy Greenland gets a collective shrug

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SOLVANG, Calif. -- After posing for photos with her family by a statue of Danish fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, Kat Grant pondered what President Donald Trump could do with Greenland, should he buy the icy island from Denmark.

He could put some condos there, said Grant, 38, from Culver City. Maybe slap a catchy new logo on Greenland...Read more

Boy, 9, drives into YMCA building in Minnesota as man rode along

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A 9-year-old boy drove a car into a recreation building after sunset in Mankato with a Twin Cities man as his passenger and while the youngster's mother was nearby, authorities said.

Police said they will seek charges of child endangerment against the two adults in connection with the crash Tuesday night.

Officers were called to...Read more

Calif. gunman who wounded sheriff's deputy still on the loose, officials say

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LOS ANGELES -- A sniper who authorities say wounded a deputy in the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster station has not been found, authorities said Thursday.

Sheriff's officials spent hours overnight searching a nearby four-story apartment building, where they expected to find the gunman who fired at Deputy ...Read more

John Hickenlooper announces run for Senate in Colorado

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WASHINGTON -- After spending a week off the campaign trail, former presidential candidate John Hickenlooper announced Thursday that he will run for the Senate in Colorado.

The former two-term governor said he wants to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner next year.

"I've always said Washington is a lousy place for a guy like me who likes to ...Read more

Nazi salute video stirs reminders of dark history in increasingly diverse Orange County

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LOS ANGELES -- In March, social media blew up with photos of a group of partying students from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa giving the Sieg Heil salute to a bunch of red plastic cups arranged into a swastika. School officials immediately condemned the images, notifying parents across the district what had happened and what they planned to do.

...Read more

North Philly shootout left neighbors wondering: Why did police make a mess and leave us to clean up?

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PHILADELPHIA -- For thousands who watched live TV coverage or followed social media updates chronicling the Aug. 14 standoff in Philadelphia in which six policemen were shot, it appeared alleged gunman Maurice Hill bore sole responsibility for the mayhem.

But for those who live on 3700 block of North 15th Street -- who spent nearly eight hours ...Read more

Discord dominates as Trump and other leaders plan G-7 summit

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BIARRITZ, France -- French President Emmanuel Macron, the host of this weekend's Group of Seven summit, has publicly expressed hope that the G-7 leaders will reaffirm a shared commitment to democratic ideals and multilateral cooperation in an era of political and economic turmoil.

That's probably wishful thinking.

Even before President Donald ...Read more

Elizabeth Warren talks plans and pennies at Los Angeles town hall

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LOS ANGELES -- Elizabeth Warren had the crowd going wild over pennies.

Halfway through her Wednesday campaign event in Los Angeles, the crowd erupted into a chant of "Two cents! Two cents!" after Warren detailed her signature plan -- a 2% tax on the ultra-wealthy that would amount to two cents on every dollar over $50 million.

The ...Read more

House freshmen try to keep it local as presidential race steals the spotlight

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rep. Cindy Axne's letter to Customs and Border Protection about African swine fever didn't make national news. But it did prompt a "thank you" from a man with the Iowa Pork Association as Axne flipped pork burgers last week at the Iowa State Fair.

Attention to issues like that disease, which could threaten the country's pork...Read more

Maine Sen. Susan Collins faces bipartisan anger in Trump-era reelection bid

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BETHEL, Maine -- Republican Sen. Susan Collins is caught in the cross-fire of the angry partisan division that's defining the nation's politics, turning her from a shoo-in for reelection into one of the most vulnerable senators running in 2020.

After spending four terms building a bipartisan brand in her home state of Maine, Collins has stoked ...Read more

Trump has remade GOP, but poll finds it's at a price

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has remade the Republican Party in his populist image, but at a price that puts his reelection in jeopardy, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finds.

Asked whether the party should "become more populist, stressing issues like strong borders, protecting jobs from foreign competition and standing tough ...Read more

Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race

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SEATTLE -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made climate change the centerpiece of his 2020 presidential run, announced Wednesday night on MSNBC that he's dropping out of the race.

Inslee hit 130,000 donors this week, passing the donor threshold for the third Democratic debate, but he has been falling short of the required 2% in polls.

"It has ...Read more

Possible sniper opens fire at Lancaster sheriff's station, wounding one deputy

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LOS ANGELES -- A gunman opened fire at the Lancaster station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, leaving one deputy wounded.

Someone fired into the station's helipad area and hit a deputy in the shoulder, authorities said. The deputy was taken to a hospital for what appears to be a non-life-threatening "graze wound" to the shoulder....Read more

Mexican foreign minister plans to review migration with Pompeo

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard plans to review the progress of the nation's efforts to stop undocumented migration with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a visit to Washington in early September.

President Donald Trump in June indefinitely suspended tariffs after Mexico committed to accepting more asylum seekers...Read more

Boeing's $1 billion 'kill vehicle' contract ended by Pentagon

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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon canceled a Boeing Co. contract for a "kill vehicle" envisioned to shoot down missiles from North Korea or Iran, the latest setback to a next-generation system that has struggled to prove its effectiveness.

The termination of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle comes as the maker of the interceptor's warhead, Raytheon Co., ...Read more

 

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