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Famous Nevada Pimp Running for Office Loses Brothel License

GOP Senators Rave about Kavanaugh; Dems Prepare to Grill Him

By Michelle L. Price |
Officials have yanked a brothel license from Nevada's most famous legal pimp, who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style candidate for a state legislative seat and face...

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Minnesota GOP Governor Primary Tests Pawlenty's Comeback Bid

Minnesota GOP Governor Primary Tests Pawlenty's Comeback Bid

By Kyle Potter | Aug 13
Seven years after his presidential aspirations fizzled, Tim Pawlenty is hoping to regain his winning touch and restart his political career in a familiar spot: Minnesota's Republican primary for governor.

 NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Aug 13
None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Economic Fiction: 'Record' GDP, Jobs

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Economic Fiction: 'Record' GDP, Jobs

By Hope Yen and Christopher Rugaber | Aug 13
President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment.

Biting Into Meal Kit Madness

Biting Into Meal Kit Madness

Aug 13
Home Chef CEO Pat Vihtelic launched his meal kit company five years ago. Sales climbed from about $1 million in 2015 to $250 million last year. Vihtelic spoke to The Associated Press about the rapid changes he's seen at his company and in the meal busines

Serving on Corporate Board While in Congress? That Could End

Serving on Corporate Board While in Congress? That Could End

By Richard Lardner | Aug 12
The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing.

Billionaire Drops Quest to Split California Into 3 Parts

Billionaire Drops Quest to Split California Into 3 Parts

By Kathleen Ronayne | Aug 12
The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he's giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation's most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.

Arbitrary Arrests, Abuse the New Norm in Nicaragua

Arbitrary Arrests, Abuse the New Norm in Nicaragua

By Christopher Sherman | Aug 12
Last week the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said its monitoring team in Nicaragua found that detainees were abused, not informed of their rights or any charges, and taken into custody without warrants.

Why Turkey's Currency is Plunging and What It Means

Why Turkey's Currency is Plunging and What It Means

By David McHugh and Suzan Fraser | Aug 11
The tumble in Turkey's currency on Friday signaled deepening pessimism about the country's economy after months of market declines.

Independents Uneasy About Taking Cash, Even from Indie Group

Independents Uneasy About Taking Cash, Even from Indie Group

By Marina Villeneuve | Aug 11
A group fueled partly by what critics call "dark money" plans to spend $3 million this year to support and elect independents. But some free-spirited lawmakers are declining their help.

North Dakota Senate Hopefuls Chase the Veterans' Vote

North Dakota Senate Hopefuls Chase the Veterans' Vote

By James MacPherson | Aug 11
In a state where veterans represent almost 9 percent of the population, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer are filling the airwaves in hopes of gaining an advantage.

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