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Hillary Clinton raises $45M in first quarter

- Associated Press

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday boasted a fund-raising total for the quarter that topped $45 million, setting a record for the most money raised by any party’s presidential candidate in the first three months of a campaign.

Keystone pipeline divides Congress as deadline nears

- The Washington Times

With a decision looming, both sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate are making last-ditch appeals to President Obama, with opponents saying the project fails the White House’s climate test and supporters arguing it’s a no-brainer that will spur U.S. energy independence and economic growth.

"I'm hoping that what we can do is now focus on how we can make it even better, because it's not as if we've solved all the problems in our health care system," President Obama said. (Associated Press)

Obama to speak at NAACP convention

- The Washington Times

President Obama will deliver the keynote speech at the annual NAACP convention in Philadelphia on July 14, the organization announced Wednesday.

Clinton emails reveal Blumenthal influential in crafting diplomacy

- The Washington Times

A cache of 3,000 pages of emails released by the State Department revealed that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s off-the-books adviser Sidney Blumenthal was more deeply involved in crafting diplomacy at the agency than previously disclosed, while top White House officials knew early on that she was using a private email account to conduct business as secretary of state.

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People hold signs in front of Macy's Herald Square flagship store, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in New York. Macy's became the latest company to end its relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump after his remarks about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

- Associated Press

The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.

Brown signs last of 3 ethics-related bills

Associated Press

Gov. Kate Brown has signed the last of three ethics-related bills she requested after Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned amid an influence-peddling scandal.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks about new laws expanding the state's Amber Alert and fighting child prostitution Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at a New Mexico Police State station in Albuquerque N.M. The nation's only Latina governor denounced fellow Republican and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump for his comments about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

New Mexico governor denounces Trump's comments

- Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez denounced GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants and called his comments "horrible."

Arizona appeals order granting DREAMers in-state tuition

- Associated Press

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday appealed a judge's ruling that said young immigrants granted deferred deportation status by the Obama administration were eligible for in-state college tuition.

Officials: FBI won't allow Utah to flag immigrant drivers

Associated Press

State officials say the FBI is making it difficult for Utah to enforce a new state law that would beef up background checks for driving privilege cards issued to immigrants who illegally entered the country.

Number of wiretaps in Kansas surge in drug investigations

- Associated Press

The number of wiretaps sought by law enforcement officials and authorized by federal judges in Kansas surged in 2014 to the highest level in years, despite a slight decrease nationwide, according to a government report released Wednesday.

House Republicans seek vote after Ten Commandments ruling

Associated Press

Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman is joining the growing chorus of Republican legislators demanding action after the Supreme Court's decision to order the Ten Commandments monument removed from the Capitol grounds.

Kansas gun dealer to pay $132K to woman for selling to felon

- Associated Press

Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child's mother, according to lawyers in the case.

New Oklahoma laws target gun safety, ridesharing programs

- Associated Press

Dozens of new laws went into effect Wednesday in Oklahoma, including one that sets up regulations for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft and another that requires courts to report certain information for background checks on gun buyers.