Unlike earlier outbreaks concentrated in the Northeast and South, the virus is simmering at a worrisome level in most regions.
Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.
Aaron Coleman, 19, had said he was dropping out of the race after winning the Democratic primary election for a Kansas House seat by 14 votes. Now he wants back in.
Aaron Coleman defeated a seven-term incumbent for a state House seat by 14 votes, alarming Democrats who worry he will hurt other candidates in the general election.
Mr. Kobach, a polarizing figure in Kansas politics and an ally of President Trump’s, was defeated by Roger Marshall, the preferred choice of many Washington Republicans.
In states including Michigan, Missouri and Kansas, mail voting was put to the test as some of both parties’ fiercest advocates for their bases competed for the House and Senate.
Kris Kobach is competing in a Senate primary in Kansas that has Republicans nervous, and Rashida Tlaib is hoping to hang on against a Democratic challenger in a Michigan House race.
Two new books, Robert B. Reich’s “The System” and Zephyr Teachout’s “Break ’Em Up,” examine the impact of economic inequality in America.
Agriculture officials in Louisiana, Kansas, Virginia and Washington State are urging residents not to plant the seeds, which were mailed in pouches featuring Chinese characters.
Three felony charges were filed against Steve Watkins, a Republican, shortly before he appeared in a televised debate ahead of the state’s primary election.
A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.
The cartoon, which shows Gov. Laura Kelly wearing a Star of David mask as people are loaded into a cattle car, was posted Friday on the Facebook page of a newspaper owned by a Republican county chairman.
The C.D.C. urged consumers in eight states to avoid four different salad kits produced by Fresh Express.
Mr. Kobach’s polarizing presence in a race in a reliably Republican stronghold has party leaders worried that Kansas will become a high-stakes battleground for control of the Senate.
The wife of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is at the center of an investigation into whether a State Department employee was assigned to do household tasks.
In both red and blue states, governors, health departments and hospitals are finding innovative ways to cope, but still lack what experts say they need to track and contain outbreaks.