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WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issu…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican leader of the Utah House of Representatives backed an effort Tuesday to ban the death penalty in the conservative state, coming three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the firing squad as a backup method for executions.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a Kansas governor's race that's already wild and crowded, more than half a dozen of the prospective candidates are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether to try to prevent having such young hopefuls in the field in the future.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex van der Zwaan, an attorney, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign official. Van der Zwaan worked for the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which was hired to write a 2012 repo…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A 33-year-old attorney fired last year by a prominent international law firm became the fourth person to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, admitting Tuesday that he lied to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign o…

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Encouraged by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them.

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault rifles like the one used…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in feder…

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SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A special election in a Kentucky House district on Tuesday turned into a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement as voters decide who will replace a former Republican lawmaker and pastor who killed himself in December after facing allegations of sexual assault.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights in an unprecedented power grab, representatives from water districts and other users told regulators Tuesday.

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LONDON (AP) — Latvia's official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking council rejected calls to resign Tuesday amid suspicions of bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations of extortion and connections to money laundering.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen public safety officers received the nation's highest honor for bravery from President Donald Trump on Tuesday, including six individuals who responded after a married couple shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, more than two years ago.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington-based advocacy group sued the Justice Department Tuesday for failing to turn over records that the group contends could shed light on the Trump administration's dealings with private prison companies as it forms new policies on incarceration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaigning to keep his job, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Tuesday he had no intention of quitting despite blistering findings of travel abuses connected to his 11-day trip to Europe. He issued an extraordinary warning to VA staff rebelling against him: Get …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., of Tennessee over unspecified allegations, after media reports last year that he had paid his son for campaign work.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" wit…

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Feb. 19 about a Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex, The Associated Press reported erroneously on Dennis Algiere's position. He is minority leader in the Senate, not the House.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they're playing catch-up with the GOP.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court imposed a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can stop it in federal court.

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a …

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The Killeen Daily Herald's 6th annual How-to Guide July 2016

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The Killeen Daily Herald presents an overview of the progress seen in Central Texas cities during 2016 and what's ahead in 2017.

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The Killeen Daily Herald salutes area graduates, profiling the valedictorian and salutatorian at each high school.