‘It Has Hit Us With a Vengeance’: Coronavirus Surges Again Across the United States

Unlike earlier outbreaks concentrated in the Northeast and South, the virus is simmering at a worrisome level in most regions.

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U.S. Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years

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.

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Kansas Candidate Who Admitted to Revenge Porn Is Back in the Race

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.

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Kansas Democrat, 19, Who Admitted to Revenge Porn, Ekes Out Primary Win

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.

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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary, Easing Republican Worries

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.

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Primary Election Voters Start a Virus-Era Wait for Results

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.

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Today’s Primary Elections: What to Watch For

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.

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Why the Working Class Votes Against Its Economic Interests

Two new books, Robert B. Reich’s “The System” and Zephyr Teachout’s “Break ’Em Up,” examine the impact of economic inequality in America.

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States Issue Warnings About Seed Packets From China

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.

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Representative Steve Watkins of Kansas Is Charged With Voter Fraud

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.

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Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.

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Kansas Governor Criticizes G.O.P. Official’s Cartoon Comparing Mask Order to Holocaust

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.

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Bagged Salads Recalled After Hundreds Are Sickened in the Midwest

The C.D.C. urged consumers in eight states to avoid four different salad kits produced by Fresh Express.

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Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs

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.

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Susan Pompeo Draws Scrutiny in Inquiry Over Dry Cleaning and Dog Walking

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.

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On the Front Lines, Testing Shortages Cloud Decisions on the Economy

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.

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