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Democracy with no choices: Many candidates run unopposed
When voters cast ballots for state representatives last fall, millions of Americans essentially had no choice: In 42 percent of all such elections, candidates faced no major party opponents....



CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden....



Now in Washington, Melania Trump still no social butterfly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly....



Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground....



AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has a way of presenting missions as accomplished even when they're not....



Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps....



Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and his associates are trying to draw attention to the relationship between special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey. It appears that Trump's description of the two as "very, very good friends" isn't rooted in reality....



Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don't know how to make it happen....



Colorado officer escorting Pence motorcade hurt in crash
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado Springs motorcycle officer has been injured in an accident while escorting Vice President Mike Pence's motorcade to the city's airport....



Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen....