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John Durham's case against lawyer Michael Sussmann ends in acquittal

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Special counsel John Durham, center, the prosecutor appointed to investigate potential government wrongdoing in the early days of the Trump-Russia probe, leaves federal courthouse in Washington, Monday, May 16, 2022. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Special Counsel Durham fails first courtroom test in his three-year probe

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"This is the largest number of women who have ever served in an Australian Cabinet," Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said of his leadership picks. He's seen here last week, speaking alongside (from left) Finance Minister Penny Wong, Deputy Prime Minster Richard Marles and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher. David Gray/Getty Images hide caption

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Anger over issues such as the mask mandate galvanized families — like these seen at the Hillsborough County School Board in Tampa, Fla., last year — into running for school board. Progressive groups are taking a leaf out of their playbook. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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Progressives take a leaf out of the conservative playbook to target school boards

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The race for mayor is heating up in Los Angeles

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What this moment before midterms means for the Biden administration's climate goals

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Independent probe of Uvalde shooting is the right call, Texas state Rep. White says

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Biden mourns with community in Uvalde visit

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The number of competitive swing seats for the U.S. House is on the decline. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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U.S. House loses more 'swing' in 2022

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Vice President Harris speaks at a memorial service for Ruth Whitfield, a victim of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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At NRA convention in Houston, politicians deflect blame

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Workers unload a FedEx cargo plane carrying 100,000 pounds of baby formula at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va., on Wednesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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