LA JOYA — La Joya school district officials held a news conference Monday morning to clarify what they said was misinformation being spread on social media amid protests by parents demanding information on allegations of a sexual assault at Tabasco Elementary last school year.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's being recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Six people have been wounded, some seriously, in what is being investigated as a possible gang-related shooting blocks from the NFL stadium in Florida where the Jacksonville Jaguars were hosting the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon.

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She's fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she's confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she's spent her entire 45 years.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Standing in front of a beer pasteurizing tank at a Milwaukee manufacturing company, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker watched as former Gov. Tommy Thompson exhorted a friendly Republican crowd to help Walker prevail in his surprisingly precarious race for a third term.

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COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about U.S. House races along the Southern border, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Nancy Pelosi as U.S. House majority leader. She is the minority leader.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As Election Day approaches, cellphones across Florida will buzz as campaigns send huge numbers of unsolicited texts to voters with the assistance of new apps and programs.

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HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid shortly after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday he is dropping his bid for re-election and endorsing Democrat Mark Begich against Republican Mike Dunleavy.

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BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's decision to release a DNA test during their first debate Friday.

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HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections.

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In this Oct. 17, 2018, photo, members of the Culinary Union prepare packets before canvassing for Democratic candidates in Las Vegas. Some Latinos are infuriated by President Trump and eager to vote in the midterms. Some are too demoralized to go to the polls. And some still like the preside…

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In this Oct. 17, 2018, photo, members of the Culinary Union listen to Democratic candidates during an event at the union hall in Las Vegas. Latinos have a spotty track record in midterm elections. The Democrats need heavy Latino support to win several senate races and take back control of th…

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In this Oct. 17, 2018, photo, Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., prepares to speak to Culinary Union members during an event at the union hall in Las Vegas. This year the state is the site of one of the hottest Senate races in the country - Republican incumbent Dean Heller is facing Rosen. In Heller’…

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks as Tommy Thompson, dressed in a red sweater, watches on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wis. Walker said Monday that if he's re-elected, he'll increase state funding for schools to two-thirds of their total costs, echoing a pledge made this summer by h…

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks as Tommy Thompson, dressed in a red sweater, watches on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wis. Walker said Monday that if he's re-elected, he'll increase state funding for schools to two-thirds of their total costs, echoing a pledge made this summer by h…

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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger Tony Evers in the 2018 November general election. Walker said Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, that if he's re-elected, he'll increase state funding for schools to two-thirds of the…

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Standing in front of a beer pasteurizing tank at a Milwaukee manufacturing company, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker watched as former Gov. Tommy Thompson exhorted a friendly Republican crowd to help Walker prevail in his surprisingly precarious race for a third term.

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FILE - In this Friday, July 7, 2017 photo, Tammie Jackson, and her husband, Travis, discuss their Medicaid program benefits at their home in Helena, Mont. Tammie, who was uninsured until she enrolled in Montana's expanded Medicaid program, receives medical care for a host of health issues, i…

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In this March 13, 2018 photo, Nebraska state Sens. John Stinner of Gering, right, and Mark Kolterman of Seward follow debate in the Legislative Chamber in Lincoln, Neb. Faced with the possibility that Neb. voters might approve a ballot measure expanding Medicaid, Stinner says he does not wan…

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In this Oct. 16, 2018 photo, Amanda Gershon, of Lincoln, testifies at a public hearing in Lincoln, Neb., on Initiative 427, the Medicaid Expansion Initiative. Gershon worked in various low-wage jobs while struggling with a rare autoimmune disorder that eventually led to $60,000 in medical de…

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In this Oct. 16, 2018 photo, yard signs are stacked outside a public hearing in Lincoln, Neb., for Initiative 427, the Medicaid Expansion Initiative. For nearly a decade, opposition to Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans, helping them take every statew…

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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, protesters block a street during a demonstration against the Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

In 2016, the Midwest lifted Donald Trump to his upset victory in the presidential race. Two years later, many Democrats believe the region will be the site of their greatest success on Election Day.

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In this Sept. 20, 2018, photo, Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt waits to take the stage before a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Las Vegas. In the Nevada Governor's race, Laxalt has frequently included anti-California messages in campaign appearances and statements.(AP…

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In this Oct. 12, 2018, photo, homes fill a small valley in Reno, Nev. A population inrush to Nevada has been driven by people seeking more affordable housing and a growing tech industry around Reno. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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In this Sept. 20, 2018, photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., walks on stage during a rally with President Donald Trump in Las Vegas. Heller, who is in a tight re-election battle against Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, has highlighted his opponent's support from California billionaire Tom Steyer and…

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In this Oct. 13, 2018, photo, a sign marks the entrance to the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nev. A population inrush to Nevada has been driven by people seeking more affordable housing and a growing tech industry around Reno. (AP Photo/John Locher)