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    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 24 about Sean Hannity, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Seth Rich was a Democratic National Committee chairman. He was an employee.

  • The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):

  • GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Thursday’s nationally-watched election for Montana’s sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground.

  • Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

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  • Oklahoma crisis offers opportunity for hapless Democrats

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma state budget has been cut so deeply that two elementary schools in state Rep. Jason Dunnington’s district can no longer afford to pay for art teachers. A hospital is struggling after lawmakers axed a fund for uncompensated care.

  • New Mexico governor, Democrats meet over budget stalemate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Taxes remain the hurdle as New Mexico lawmakers prepare to return to the state capitol next week to hash out a budget compromise to ensure higher education and other government services are funded starting July 1.

  • Democrats hope college voters sway congressional election

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In the weeks leading up to Montana’s special congressional election, Democrat Rob Quist and his surrogates fanned out across college campuses throughout the state, hoping to tap into a trove of progressive votes in a place where conservative values are as sturdy as the nearby Rocky Mountains.