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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in the country's last undecided U.S. House race has decried dark money in politics but is joining his Republican rival by making it easier for outside flows of political spending to help out their campaigns.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A former building inspector for a Los Angeles ocean suburb has pleaded no contest to secretly recording dozens of people in restrooms at City Hall and a nearby Starbucks.

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona universities are moving to expand access to a tuition rate paid by immigrants living in the country illegally who graduated from Arizona high schools after President Donald Trump's administration froze enrollment in a program that shielded them from deportation.

WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since three mass shootings left the country reeling, powerful pro-gun groups have sent President Donald Trump a clear signal — don’t forget that we helped put you in the White House.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown.

WASHINGTON — The House Oversight and Reform Committee criticized the Justice Department for proposing “astounding and novel” limits on congressional investigations Tuesday as a means to win a lawsuit over a subpoena for eight years of President Donald Trump’s financial records.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego failed to adequately analyze the potential environmental impacts of its marijuana dispensary law, the California Supreme Court ruled in a decision expected to limit the discretion of local governments across the state involving a range of actions.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said Tuesday.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday withdrew a legal brief he had filed in a defamation lawsuit arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records concerning private citizens that were requested by the plaintiff's attorney.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Power in Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office has been too centralized and its environment has fostered an atmosphere that condones bullying, intimidation, hazing and long work hours with inconsistent direction, according to an investigative report release…