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AP Analysis: Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups

SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. Read more

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Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. Read more

US firm tried to enlist ambassadors to help Russian company

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Read more

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe trip marked by inaccuracies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. Read more

Pussy Riot claims credit for interrupting World Cup final

Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for a group of protesters who took the field during the final World Cup match in Moscow on Sunday, indicating in a statement that the field invasion was staged to bring attention to political injustices in Russia. Read more

Feinstein remains favorite in California race despite snub

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's forgotten U.S. Senate candidate has finally had a memorable moment. Read more

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Trust is issue in GOP debate for Georgia governor nomination

ATLANTA (AP) — The two Republicans vying for Georgia governor continued to imply their opponent can't be trusted in a heated debate. Read more

Some governor candidates already devoting large sums to race

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Not only are a lot of candidates for Connecticut governor this year, but some of them are also already spending a lot of money. Read more