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Former President Donald Trump is expected to be questioned under oath in the coming days in the New York attorney general’s long-running investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul. Two of the former president’s adult children — Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump — sat for questioning in the investigation in recent days. That's according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The former president's deposition could be a critical moment in the investigation of allegations that his company misled banks and tax authorities about the value of prized assets like golf courses and skyscrapers.

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The leader of the Vermont state Senate Becca Balint could become the first woman and the first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. On Tuesday, she won the Democratic Party nomination to seek the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Balint easily defeated the more centrist Lt. Gov. Molly Gray. Balint was endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Vermont's current member of the House won the Democratic Party nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat that has been occupied by retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy since 1975. Welch had held the House seat since 2007.

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It will soon be illegal in Seattle to discriminate against people for seeking or receiving an abortion, part of the city’s efforts to preserve reproductive rights locally. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council on Tuesday passed a measure making it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their actual or perceived pregnancy outcome. The council also added a statewide misdemeanor charge for interfering with health care to the city’s code, hoping to minimize interference and harassment against those seeking care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court undoing decades of constitutional abortion protections in June.

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There are legions of fans of Spider-Man, who this month marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merch. The fans say Spider-Man character’s classic costume, complete with wide-eyed and web-patterned mask, is a key ingredient to the character’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. Almost anyone can imagine themselves behind it as this everyman — an underestimated smartypants who, after a quick change into head-to-toe spandex, becomes a force for good. Because of this appeal, says Angélique Roché, an author and host of the “Marvel’s Voices” podcast, “we should be open to the possibilities” of diverse representations of the beloved superhero.

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Leora Levy, a first-time candidate who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Connecticut. Levy, a member of the Republican National Committee, will face U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in November, trying to unseat the Democrat in a state that hasn’t sent a Republican to the Senate since in more than 30 years. Levy’s victory Tuesday came over the party establishment’s favored candidate, former state House Minority Leader and social moderate Themis Klarides. She also defeated a fellow conservative, immigration attorney Peter Lumaj. Levy is 65, and immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba as a child. She now lives in Greenwich.

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Police have announced a breakthrough in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A man from Afghanistan — himself a Muslim — was charged Tuesday with two of the slayings, and authorities identified him as a prime suspect in the other killings that put the entire community on edge. Muhammad Syed, who is 51, was taken into custody a day earlier after a traffic stop more than 100 miles away. Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said it was not clear yet whether the deaths should be classified as hate crimes or serial killings. Police were still looking into possible motives, including an unspecified “interpersonal conflict.”

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A Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset pitcher in a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game in Waco, Texas. Pearland, Texas, righthander Kaiden Shelton was facing Tulsa, Oklahoma, batter Isaiah Jarvis Tuesday when an 0-2 pitch got away from him, striking Jarvis in the helmet. Jarvis fell to the ground clutching his head but was able after a few moments to take first base. Meanwhile, Shelton stood on the mound staring at the ground in tears until Jarvis walked to the mound and put his arms around Shelton to comfort him. The gesture drew a standing ovation.

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A suburban Dallas man who evaded arrest for more than 12 years after being accused of fatally shooting his two teenage daughters in 2008 has been convicted in their deaths. Jurors on Tuesday found 65-year-old Yaser Said guilty of capital murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Amina Said and 17-year-old Sarah Said. With the conviction, the judge sentenced Said to life in prison without parole. Prosecutor Lauren Black said that Said “manipulated and controlled that household.” The sisters were found shot to death in a taxi near a Dallas-area hotel on New Year’s Day in 2008. About a week earlier, they and their mother had fled their home in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville to escape Said.

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Former President Donald Trump is expected to be questioned under oath in the coming days in the New York attorney general’s long-running investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul. Two of the former president’s adult children — Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump — sat for questioning in the investigation in recent days. That's according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The former president's deposition could be a critical moment in the investigation of allegations that his company misled banks and tax authorities about the value of prized assets like golf courses and skyscrapers.

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The leader of the Vermont state Senate Becca Balint could become the first woman and the first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. On Tuesday, she won the Democratic Party nomination to seek the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Balint easily defeated the more centrist Lt. Gov. Molly Gray. Balint was endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Vermont's current member of the House won the Democratic Party nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat that has been occupied by retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy since 1975. Welch had held the House seat since 2007.

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It will soon be illegal in Seattle to discriminate against people for seeking or receiving an abortion, part of the city’s efforts to preserve reproductive rights locally. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council on Tuesday passed a measure making it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their actual or perceived pregnancy outcome. The council also added a statewide misdemeanor charge for interfering with health care to the city’s code, hoping to minimize interference and harassment against those seeking care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court undoing decades of constitutional abortion protections in June.

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There are legions of fans of Spider-Man, who this month marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merch. The fans say Spider-Man character’s classic costume, complete with wide-eyed and web-patterned mask, is a key ingredient to the character’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. Almost anyone can imagine themselves behind it as this everyman — an underestimated smartypants who, after a quick change into head-to-toe spandex, becomes a force for good. Because of this appeal, says Angélique Roché, an author and host of the “Marvel’s Voices” podcast, “we should be open to the possibilities” of diverse representations of the beloved superhero.

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Leora Levy, a first-time candidate who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Connecticut. Levy, a member of the Republican National Committee, will face U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in November, trying to unseat the Democrat in a state that hasn’t sent a Republican to the Senate since in more than 30 years. Levy’s victory Tuesday came over the party establishment’s favored candidate, former state House Minority Leader and social moderate Themis Klarides. She also defeated a fellow conservative, immigration attorney Peter Lumaj. Levy is 65, and immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba as a child. She now lives in Greenwich.

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Police have announced a breakthrough in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A man from Afghanistan — himself a Muslim — was charged Tuesday with two of the slayings, and authorities identified him as a prime suspect in the other killings that put the entire community on edge. Muhammad Syed, who is 51, was taken into custody a day earlier after a traffic stop more than 100 miles away. Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said it was not clear yet whether the deaths should be classified as hate crimes or serial killings. Police were still looking into possible motives, including an unspecified “interpersonal conflict.”

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A Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset pitcher in a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game in Waco, Texas. Pearland, Texas, righthander Kaiden Shelton was facing Tulsa, Oklahoma, batter Isaiah Jarvis Tuesday when an 0-2 pitch got away from him, striking Jarvis in the helmet. Jarvis fell to the ground clutching his head but was able after a few moments to take first base. Meanwhile, Shelton stood on the mound staring at the ground in tears until Jarvis walked to the mound and put his arms around Shelton to comfort him. The gesture drew a standing ovation.

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A suburban Dallas man who evaded arrest for more than 12 years after being accused of fatally shooting his two teenage daughters in 2008 has been convicted in their deaths. Jurors on Tuesday found 65-year-old Yaser Said guilty of capital murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Amina Said and 17-year-old Sarah Said. With the conviction, the judge sentenced Said to life in prison without parole. Prosecutor Lauren Black said that Said “manipulated and controlled that household.” The sisters were found shot to death in a taxi near a Dallas-area hotel on New Year’s Day in 2008. About a week earlier, they and their mother had fled their home in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville to escape Said.

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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler conceded her race in Washington state's top two primary for the 3rd Congressional District. The six-term incumbent was one of two Republican members of Washington congressional delegation who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump and drew an intraparty challenger. Trump had endorsed Joe Kent, a former Green Beret, in the 3rd Congressional District contest, was leading Herrera Beutler after several days of vote counts. The district is in southwest Washington state, across the border from Portland, Oregon.

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Until Democratic state Sen. Steve Hobbs was appointed as Washington’s secretary of state last November, Republicans had a hold on the office for 56 years. Now, they’ve been shut out of the general election. Hobbs captured about 40% of the vote and easily advanced to the November ballot in last week's primary. Claiming the second spot Tuesday was Pierce County auditor Julie Anderson, who had garnered just under 13% running as a nonpartisan. There were multiple Republicans in the race, and candidates  Sen. Keith Wagoner and Bob Hagglund topped the list, nearly tied at about 12%. Under Washington’s top-two primary, the top two vote getters advance to the November ballot, regardless of party.

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