The race in the 5th Congressional District pits distillery owner Denver Riggleman against journalist Leslie Cockburn.

Republicans hope to retain their congressional majorities by playing on fears about migrants. Democrats are trying to maintain a focus on health care ahead of the election.

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Recent gathering of experts on personnel policies also supports Trump administration plan to break up Office of Personnel Management, senior management official says.

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The members want to know what the U.S. intelligence community knew, when and if they had a duty to warn Khashoggi of potential threats to his life.

Democrats argue the move will further undermine access to care for people with preexisting conditions.

Pelosi, speaking at a CNN event, would not say when she planned to relinquish power: "I am not going to make myself a lame duck."

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A government study says almost two-thirds of low-income adults in states that did not expand Medicaid had "unmet medical needs."

Democrats retain their strength in suburban areas, but Trump’s rising approval and the fight over Kavanaugh are boosting GOP candidates in conservative and rural districts.

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More than 70 lawmakers who took the oath in January 2017 will be gone and 30 incumbents are in toss-up races. Next year’s freshman class could be historically large.

Both lawmakers are moving aggressively to consolidate power and plot their first steps if their party prevails in midterm elections.

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