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Hope and desperation: The Central American migrant caravan in 25 photos

The caravan of Central American migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border has bloomed to more than 7,000 people. Here's a look … Read more

Fact check: Trump on Saudi arms deal, immigration, climate change

President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi… Read more

'Horseface,' 'Miss Piggy' and more: Does it matter that Trump ridicules women?

Suffice it to say that "Horseface" and porn actress Stormy Daniels aren't what Republicans want to talk about three weeks from the midterm … Read more

ON THE TRAIL

Large counties see strong turnout on early voting's 1st day

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 690,000 people in Texas' 30 largest counties cast ballots on the first day of early voting, with many areas far exceeding early balloting's opening day from the last midterm elections in 2014. Read more

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory. Read more

Lamont, Stefanowski promise no changes for teacher retirees

PLANTSVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The two major party candidates for Connecticut governor are promising to protect pension and health care benefits for retired teachers, despite massive projected liabilities in both accounts. Read more

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVES

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory. Read more

AP FACT CHECK: DeSantis wrong on Tallahassee crime rate

During the first Florida gubernatorial debate between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, DeSantis repeatedly said Gillum presides over a city that has the highest crime rate in the state. Crime statistics show that claim to be incorrect. Gillum countered that Tallahassee is at a five-year low in crime. Read more

Sandra Day O'Connor announces likely Alzheimer's diagnosis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday in a frank and personal letter that she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." Read more