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May 18

House passes bill to aid fight against domestic terror after Buffalo shooting

The vote was 222-203, with all Democrats voting in favor of the proposal.
May 18
Buffalo Police secure the scene of a mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, N.Y., May 14, 2022.
May 18

House to vote on domestic terrorism bill

It's not clear if the bill has enough Republican support to pass the Senate.
May 18
 It's not clear if the bill has enough Republican support to pass the Senate.
May 18

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to address baby formula shortage

The move will get ingredients to manufacturers to help speed up production.
May 18
Empty shelves show a shortage of baby formula at a CVS store in San Antonio, Texas, May 10, 2022.
May 18

What's next for McCormick and Oz -- and the possible turbulence of Mastriano's win

GOP Senate primary appears headed for a recount as an election denier triumphs.
May 18
Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz joins former President Donald Trump onstage during a rally in support of his campaign in Greensburg, Pa., May 6, 2022.
May 18

Key takeaways from primary day in 5 states

ABC News political director Rick Klein breaks down the biggest wins, upsets and surprises of Wednesday’s midterm primaries.
May 18
VIDEO: Key takeaways from primary day in 5 states
May 18

What the latest primary results mean for the midterm elections

While the ​Pennsylvania Republican primary race still remains too close to call, Lt. Governor John Fetterman secures the Democratic primary victory.
May 18
VIDEO: What the latest primary results mean for the midterm elections
May 18

Winners and losers from primary day in 5 states

It was a mixed night for MAGA candidates and progressive Democrats. ABC News’s Averi Harper breaks down the primary night wins and losses in five states.
May 18
VIDEO: Winners and losers from primary day in 5 states
May 18

President Biden's daughter tests positive for COVID-19

Ashley Biden was scheduled to travel to Latin America with the first lady.
May 18
Ashley Biden introduces her father, Vice President Joe Biden, at a campaign rally at Lorain High School in Lorain, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2012.
May 18

House holds hearing on abortion access as nation awaits final Supreme Court decision

A leaked draft opinion shows the justices are poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
May 18
Abortion rights activists rally at the Washington Monument before marching to the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, May 14, 2022. Thousands participated in a national day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion.
May 18

DHS pauses disinformation group amid stumbles but slams 'gross mischaracterizations'

The department had said the group would help fight messaging by smugglers, more.
May 18
In this photo illustration the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) logo is seen displayed on a smartphone.
May 18

Key primary races test former President Trump's endorsement

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman comes out on top in Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate primary days after suffering a stroke.
May 18
VIDEO: Key primary races test former President Trump's endorsement
May 18

ABC News Live: Critical primary races held across the country

Plus, ex-Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleads guilty to second-degree manslaughter in connection with George Floyd's killing.
May 18
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Critical primary races held across the country
May 18

Key Pennsylvania Senate primary too close to call

ABC News senior Washington reporter Devin Dwyer and ABC News correspondent Alex Presha discuss a tight Pennsylvania GOP Senate race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO Dave McCormick.
May 18
VIDEO: Key Pennsylvania Senate primary too close to call
May 18

President Joe Biden steps up push for gun control

ABC News Washington correspondent MaryAlice Parks discusses the White House and Biden administrations’ plans to step up gun control following the Buffalo, New York, supermarket shooting.
May 18
VIDEO: President Joe Biden steps up push for gun control
May 18

ABC News Live: Mixed results for Trump-backed candidates in key primaries

Plus, Finland and Sweden submit applications to join NATO in a direct response to Putin’s invasion, and U.S Soccer female players will receive equal pay, ending a yearslong dispute.
May 18
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Mixed results for Trump-backed candidates in key primaries
May 18

Key primary elections show mixed impact of Trump's political influence

ABC News political director Rick Klein talks the power of former President Trump's endorsements in key primary elections.
May 18
VIDEO: Key primary elections show mixed impact of Trump’s political influence
May 18

Trump stumbles but MAGA still wins inside Pennsylvania GOP: The Note

The primary season is about far more than Trump's batting average.
May 18
Mehmet Oz, celebrity physician and US Republican Senate candidate for Pennsylvania, speaks during a town hall in Bell Blue, Pa., May 16, 2022.
May 18

3 key takeaways from 5 states' primaries

The 'big lie' and MAGA were on the ballot.
May 18
A vote sign stands outside a polling place at Lower Dauphin High School on May 17, 2022 in Hummelstown, Pa., May 17, 2022.
May 18

2022 midterm primaries 05.17.2022

The contests are in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Idaho, Kentucky and Oregon.
May 18
The contests are in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Idaho, Kentucky and Oregon.
May 18

North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn concedes

The embattled freshman had recent missteps that some believed hindered his chances of winning the North Carolina primary.
May 18
VIDEO: North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn concedes
May 18

Rand Paul projected to win Kentucky Republican primary

The Kentucky senator is not considered to be an endangered incumbent.
May 18
VIDEO: Rand Paul projected to win Kentucky Republican primary
May 17

Thomas Massie projected to win Kentucky Republican primary

Massie discusses whether or not he believes Republicans can take back the House in November.
May 17
VIDEO: Thomas Massie projected to win Kentucky Republican primary
May 17

Voters cast their ballots for primary day

Communications Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, David Bergstein joins ABC News Live to discuss the latest on the North Carolina primary, as well as possible 2024 projections.
May 17
VIDEO: Voters cast their ballots for primary day
May 17

Oregon 2022 primary election results

One Democratic primary is viewed as a test of Biden's endorsement power.
May 17
A voter casts their ballot for the primary election in Beachwood, Ohio, May 3, 2022.
May 17

Idaho 2022 primary election results

Republicans are being challenged by candidates who claim more MAGA bona fides.
May 17
A voter fills in her ballot during primary voting at Central Elementary School, May 3, 2022 in Kent, Ohio.
May 17

‘Critical to make this seat a blue seat’: John Fetterman’s wife on Pennsylvania race

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with the wife of Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, about his health scare and his win in the Democratic Senate primary.
May 17
VIDEO: ‘Critical to make this seat a blue seat’: John Fetterman’s wife on Pennsylvania race
May 17

McConnell, when asked, fails to denounce racist 'replacement theory'

Democrats say Republicans and cable pundits have spread the racist ideology.
May 17
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference after a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol, on May 17, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
May 17

North Carolina voters head to the polls

Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, Michael Whatley joins ABC News Live to discuss the value of a Trump endorsement, as well as his thoughts on SCOTUS potentially overturning Roe v. Wade.
May 17
VIDEO: North Carolina voters head to the polls
May 17

Pennsylvania 2022 primary election results

The swing state could play a key role in which party controls Congress.
May 17
A voter arrives at a polling place in Minneapolis, March 3, 2020.
May 17

Top primary day races to watch in Pennsylvania, other states

Today is primary day in five states. ABC News’ political director Rick Klein breaks down his picks for the top races to watch.
May 17
VIDEO: Top primary day races to watch in Pennsylvania, other states
May 17

Why Pennsylvania’s primaries could be a bellwether for the 2022 midterms

It’s primary day in Pennsylvania, and just like in 2020, the Keystone State could be the key to Washington. ABC News’ Devin Dwyer and Alex Presha break down the state’s biggest races.
May 17
VIDEO: Why Pennsylvania’s primaries could be a bellwether for the 2022 midterms
May 17

North Carolina 2022 primary election results

North Carolina is a battleground state that Democrats hope to recapture.
May 17
People during primary voting at Central Elementary School, May 3, 2022, in Kent, Ohio.
May 17

How social media played a role in extremist violence

The mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, has again raised alarm over extremism online and on social media networks in particular. Michael Hayden with the Southern Poverty Law Center explains.
May 17
VIDEO: How social media played a role in extremist violence
May 17

Pennsylvania Senate hopeful John Fetterman has primary day surgery after stroke

Fetterman's campaign said he was "recovering well" and voted from the hospital.
May 17
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic Senate candidate for Pennsylvania, attends a meet-and-greet in Easton, Pa., May 1, 2022.
May 17

Kentucky 2022 primary election results

Trump won the solidly red state by a 25% margin in 2020.
May 17
A voter fills in her ballot during primary voting at Central Elementary School, May 3, 2022 in Kent, Ohio.
May 17

Domestic violent extremists infiltrating abortion debate: DHS official

DHS and FBI officials have said domestic extremists pose a major threat.
May 17
U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo is seen at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, May 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
May 17

In Senate race, Herschel Walker navigates allegations of past violent behavior

Walker’s run renews scrutiny of battle with complex mental health condition.
May 17
Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks during the Save America rally in Perry, Ga., Oct. 27, 2021.
May 17

Democratic House primaries could foreshadow party's direction

Voters will choose between progressives and moderate candidates.
May 17
IN this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina's Second District, gives his concession speech during his election night party at Cafe 121 in Sanford, N.C.
May 17

Pentagon now reports about 400 UFO encounters

Officials said in congressional testimony they are "reasonably" sure pyramid-shaped objects in one video were drones.
May 17
Officials said in congressional testimony they are "reasonably" sure pyramid-shaped objects in one video were drones.
May 17

Progressive, moderate Democrats face off in primary elections

FiveThirtyEight’s senior elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich discusses the shape of the elections so far and what he is watching for in the five state races.
May 17
VIDEO: Progressive, moderate Democrats face off in primary elections
May 17

Kentucky secretary of state on primary elections

Kentucky’s Republican secretary of state, Michael Adams, discusses his states confidence in the elections and the safeguards in place if a candidate calls the results into question.
May 17
VIDEO: Kentucky secretary of state on primary elections
May 17

Pentagon now reports about 400 UFO encounters: 'We want to know what's out there'

Officials are "reasonably" sure pyramid-shaped objects in one video were drones.
May 17
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray explains a video of unidentified aerial phenomena, as he testifies before a House Intelligence Committee subcommittee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC.
May 17

1st major court test for DOJ special counsel investigating origins of Russia probe

John Durham is prosecuting Democratic lawyer Michael Sussmann.
May 17
Special counsel John Durham, the prosecutor appointed to investigate potential government wrongdoing in the early days of the Trump-Russia probe, leaves federal court in Washington, D.C., May 16, 2022.
May 17

Voters head to the polls in 5 states, with major focus on Pennsylvania

Dr. Mehmet Oz has former President Donald Trump's endorsement, but Kathy Barnette has gained momentum despite a controversy over her marching in Washington, D.C., before the Capitol insurrection.
May 17
VIDEO: Voters head to the polls in 5 states, with major focus on Pennsylvania
May 17

Biden delivers remarks on deadly supermarket shooting from Buffalo, New York

“What happened here is simple and straightforward. Terrorism. Terrorism. Domestic terrorism,” the president said.
May 17
VIDEO: Biden delivers remarks on deadly supermarket shooting from Buffalo, New York
May 17

Biden in Buffalo calls out white supremacy as 'poison' in America

"The ideology of white supremacy has no place in America," Biden said.
May 17
President Joe Biden stands with first lady Jill Biden to speak to families of victims of Saturday's shooting, law enforcement and first responders, and community leaders at the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo, N.Y., May 17, 2022.
May 17

Voters head to the polls for primary elections in 5 states

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the front-runner in the Senate Democratic primary race, suffered a stroke just days before Election Day and expects to make a full recovery.
May 17
VIDEO: Voters head to the polls for primary elections in 5 states
May 17

White House expands flights to Cuba, reverses other Trump admin restrictions

The deal is pending approval by the Cuban government but could open the door for additional American dollars flowing to entrepreneurs in the island nation.
May 17
The deal is pending approval by the Cuban government but could open the door for additional American dollars flowing to entrepreneurs in the island nation.
May 17

Primary races in 5 states foreshadow contentious midterm elections

The contests are in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Idaho, Kentucky and Oregon.
May 17
Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz speaks at a rally in Greensburg, Pa., May 6, 2022.
May 17

GOP alarms sound on Herschel Walker in Georgia: The Note

The next seven days could be the most consequential stretch of primary season.
May 17
Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks in Ringgold, Ga., May 15, 2022.

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