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8 Democrats seek to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerWisconsin's primary election will decide which Democrat challenges Republican Gov. Scott Walker this fall and whom Republicans back in a big-money race for U.S. Senate
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Attorney Thomas Zehnle, left, and Kevin Downing, walk with the defense team for Paul Manafort to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The focus in Paul Manafort's fraud trial shifts to the defense after prosecutors rested their case. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its casePaul Manafort's defense rests its case without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and fraud trial
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APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seatFormer Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is campaigning to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic U.S. senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump
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Cuomo disputes Trump story about 2020 election promiseNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is disputing President Donald Trump's story that Cuomo called him and promised not to challenge him for the White House in 2020
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Attorneys Ricardo de Anda and Michael Avenatti, right, talk to the  media Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Houston. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House.  (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration courtThe attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress has appeared in Houston immigration court to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault waits for the start of a joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington. Manigault Newman, who was fired in December, released a new book "Unhinged," about her time in the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her 'that dog'President Donald Trump has escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who had been the top African-American in the White House, as "that dog."
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Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams arrives for a town hall forum at the Dalton Convention Center on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Dalton, Ga. Abrams is running against Republican candidate Brian Kemp in Georgia's November general election. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
Jimmy Carter backs Democrat in Georgia governor's raceFormer President Jimmy Carter joins Barack Obama in backing Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor; President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Brian Kemp
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Scott Frakes, left, Director of Nebraska Department of Corrections, delivers a statement after the execution of Carey Dean Moore on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Neb.   Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.  Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to death for killing two cab drivers in Omaha in 1979.  (Gwyneth Roberts /Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
The Latest: Inmate mostly still during Nebraska executionNebraska has carried out its first execution since 1997 with the lethal injection of Carey Dean Moore, who fatally shot two cab drivers almost four decades ago
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FILE - In this Jan 3, 2018, file photo, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., smiles after being administered the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony with Vice President Mike Pence in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot. Franken's successor, Democrat Tina Smith, and the endorsed Republican candidate, state Sen. Karin Housley, were heavy favorites in their respective races. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against 'blue wave''Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota
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