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State lawmaker Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, who has been an advocate of the Medicaid expansion initiative, speaks in Boise, Idaho, Friday, July 6, 2018, to a group of volunteers who gathered over 70,000 voter signatures to place the measure on this November's ballot. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Idaho voters to decide whether to expand Medicaid

- The Washington Times

Idaho voters will decide this fall whether to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, state Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said Tuesday, after proponents turned in more than enough signatures to put the issue on the general-election ballot.

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Ethics panel hearing complaint against Alaska lawmaker

- Associated Press

A legislative ethics panel is hearing whether an Alaska state representative violated ethics law by disclosing to a reporter the existence of a complaint that was considered confidential.

State lawmakers accused of harassment are running for office

- Associated Press

Dozens of state lawmakers nationwide have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the beginning of 2017. Here are those running for re-election or another office since the allegations surfaced:

Lawyers to focus on addressing immigrant children's trauma

Associated Press

Connecticut lawyers who helped reunify two Central American children and their parents who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by federal authorities say their focus now is on ensuring the children get treatment for the trauma they suffered.

Security removes an apparent protester before a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)

Writer removed from summit event says he only had a question

- Associated Press

The writer and political activist who was forcibly removed from a room where U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were about to give a joint news conference said Tuesday he wasn't trying to protest.

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015, file photo, former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos, left, and his son Adam Skelos leave federal court, in New York. Skelos and his son have been convicted of bribery, wire fraud and extortion charges at their federal corruption trial on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The two were accused of selling the once-powerful Republican's office by pressuring wealthy businessmen into giving Adam Skelos roughly $300,000 for no-show jobs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Ex-New York senator and son convicted of extortion, bribery

- Associated Press

A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges of pressuring businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful Republican's political support.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump strikes back after criticism of Helsinki summit with Putin

- The Washington Times

President Trump pushed back against the uproar over his deferential treatment of Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Helsinki, Finland, which drew fire from his own Republican lawmakers for disregarding U.S. intelligence agencies finding that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election.

Many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct run again

- Associated Press

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide.