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FILE - In this June 17, 2017 file photo, Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., appears on Capitol Hill in Washington. Messer is running for Senate in Indiana, though he primarily lives with his family in suburban Washington. It could complicate his plans to win the Republican primary and unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly next year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 17, 2017 - 1:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A campaign stop for Rep. Luke Messer in his bid for Senate involves traveling from his family's home in suburban Washington back to Indiana, where he typically stays overnight with his mom. Although living outside the state is hardly a first for members of Indiana's...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez fights tears as he speaks to reporters outside Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse after U.S. District Judge William Walls declared a mistrial in Menendez's federal corruption trial, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 16, 2017 - 10:01 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez exited his federal bribery trial after a mistrial Thursday with an eye on a 2018 re-election effort, but with him neither acquitted nor convicted, the cloud from the investigation remains. The mistrial gave Democrats hoping to hold...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 16, 2017 - 6:29 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges, a partial victory for him that could nevertheless leave the case hanging over his head as he gears up for re-election to a sharply divided Senate. U.S...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, looks to a monitor displaying previous questioning by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., from Sessions' confirmation hearing on Jan. 10 2017, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 14, 2017 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday displayed a hazy memory of the Trump campaign's discussions about and dealings with Russians in the 2016 election, denying he ever lied to Congress about those contacts but blaming the chaos of the race for fogging his recollections...
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Alabama Democrat and Senate candidate Doug Jones speaks to the media, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones is running against former judge Roy Moore. Moore is facing demands from Washington Republicans to quit the race as women have emerged saying he groped them when they were teenagers decades ago. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 14, 2017 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roy Moore and the special election in Alabama for the U.S. Senate (all times local): 3 p.m. Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones says he's tired of people blaming his campaign for reports of sexual misconduct by his Republican opponent, Roy Moore. Jones...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, "NewsHour" co-anchor Gwen Ifill attends The Women's Media Center 2015 Women's Media Awards in New York. Simmons College of Boston announced Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, that it will name it's College of Media, Arts and Humanities after the late journalist. Ifill graduated from the private college with a communications degree in 1977, and died on Nov. 14, 2016, of cancer. She was 61. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 1:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A college in Boston will name one of its schools after the late Gwen Ifill (EYE'-ful), a co-host of PBS' "NewsHour" and veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates. Simmons College announced Tuesday the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities in honor of...
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This image of Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account shows a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website, including his responses to the communications, which he posted on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The direct messages had been turned over to congressional committees investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 election and if there were any links to Donald Trump's campaign. Trump Jr.'s release of the messages on Twitter came hours after The Atlantic first reported them. (Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks. Donald Trump Jr.'s release of the messages on Twitter came hours after The...
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This image of Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account shows a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website, including his responses to the communications, which he posted on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The direct messages had been turned over to congressional committees investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 election and if there were any links to Donald Trump's campaign. Trump Jr.'s release of the messages on Twitter came hours after The Atlantic first reported them. (Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 10:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's oldest son on Monday released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks. Donald Trump Jr.'s release of the messages on Twitter cames hours...
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In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition in Indianapolis. Sessions returns to Capitol Hill amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump, bracing for an onslaught of lawmaker questions about how much he knew of that outreach during last year’s White House campaign. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 13, 2017 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump, bracing for an onslaught of lawmaker questions about how much he knew of that outreach during last year's White House...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. According to a Thursday, Nov. 9 Washington Post story an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. Moore is denying the allegations. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 12, 2017 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid pressure from within the Republican Party to step aside, GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore on Sunday night called a newspaper report carrying allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago "fake news" and said a lawsuit would be filed in response. Moore...
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