FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Showing her mettle as a campaign fundraiser, retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath hauled in more than $10.7 million since launching her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.

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Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, top congressional Democrats walked out of a meeting at the White House, accusing him of having a "meltdown."

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Twelve Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a wide-ranging debate featuring the largest number of qualifying candidates on the same stage. Here's a look at how some of their claims stack up with the facts.

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Senate Republican and Democratic leaders say President Donald Trump's pullout of U.S. forces in Syria may have created a "power vacuum" that could pose a threat to the U.S. and its allies.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had warned against pulling out of the area and released a statement Tuesday morning on what he thinks the government needs to do to "avoid strategic calamity" in the Middle East.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria threatens a "strategic calamity" and "catastrophic outcome" for American interests in the region.

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Syria’s Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed Sunday to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion — a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening chaos.

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 Hunter Biden announced on Sunday that he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his father win the presidency.

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Illinois gained national attention in 2017 when then-Gov. Bruce Rauner was among the first Republican governors to support automatic voter registration. The law set a July 2018 deadline for the secretary of state’s office to offer automatic voter registration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports that was set to take effect Tuesday, and China agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S. farm products as the world's two biggest economies reached a cease-fire in their 15-month trade war.

Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting Trump's reelection.

The most recent data from the Kentucky State Board of Elections from August 2019 shows the number of registered voters has dropped in local counties by the thousands. The executive director of the State Board of Elections explains what could be causing the drop.

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A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, according to the lawyer for the two.

"This has just been a devastating three years for the Department of State," said Heather Conley, a senior policy adviser at State under President George W. Bush. "You can just feel there is a sense of disbelief. They don't know who will be subpoenaed next."