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In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020 photo, U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, R-Kan., fills out the necessary paperwork at the Kansas secretary of state's office in Topeka, Kan., to get his name on the ballot for re-election. Watkins is facing a tough primary challenge from State Treasurer Jake LaTurner. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Kansas Rep. Watkins faces attacks labeling him GOP impostor A freshman Kansas congressman who’s toed the conservative line and steadfastly defended President Donald Trump nevertheless is battling accusations that he’s an imposter
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President Donald Trump walks in Lafayette Park to visit outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Top US military officer reaches out to Capitol Hill leadersThe nation’s top military officer, Army Gen. Mark Milley, has spoken privately with congressional leaders and many other lawmakers as Pentagon officials have come under fire for the Defense Department's role in containing protests following the police killing of George Floyd
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Demonstrators protest Thursday, June 4, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality in time of anguishIt's been a week of unrest in the United States, and it's been so all-consuming that the pandemic took second billing
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Benjamin Lund is seen Friday June 5, 2020, in Milwaukee. Lund is a longtime Republican who was raised in a conservative family in the political battleground of Wisconsin, now plans to vote a straight Democratic ticket and rejects any effort by Trump to put a "silver lining" on the nation's pain. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
No 'silver lining': Trump faces voter backlash amid crises There are new signs among battleground state voters that President Trump’s unsteady leadership over the course of dual national crises has alienated supporters and energized adversaries
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By the numbers: Trump reads economic boom into jobs dataPresident Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy
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President Donald Trump departs after visiting outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. Walking with Trump are Defense Secretary Mark Esper, from left, Attorney General William Barr, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protestersAttorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the topJoe Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states that voted Tuesday continue to tally mail ballots
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A visitor looks at Pablo Picasso's painting 'Guernica' as the Reina Sofia museum reopeed to the public in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Madrid's Museo del Prado opened its doors on Saturday for 1,800 visitors, after its closing during the coronavirus pandemic. The visitors were required to wear face masks and have their temperature taken before taking in what the museum called its "most iconic works". (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Latest: Madrid's art museums reopen, but with rulesMasterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, and Picasso have gone back on show with the reopening of the most important art museums in Spain’s capital, Madrid, after almost three months closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden walks on stage to speak at the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty and Justice Celebration in Des Moines, Iowa. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nominationJoe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest
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