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— The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump's grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates they believe can flip control of the House and reclaim several governors' offices. Republicans, meanwhile, have doubled down on being the party of Trump. By Bill Barrow. AP photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Opera Philadelphia is about to kick off its second annual festival of innovative work, hoping to match last year's success in redefining the company and building new audiences. David Devan, the company's general director, said that while last year was about "a celebration of composers" with three world premieres, the focus this year is on "performing artists as creators." By Mike Silverman. AP photos.


— ROBBERY FOILED-NO GAS — Authorities say a man's bid to rob a Pittsburgh pharmacy was foiled because his getaway car had no gas.

— ESCAPED INMATES — Police in suburban Philadelphia are searching for a female inmate who escaped custody.

— ROBBERS DRESSED AS NUNS — A Connecticut woman is headed to prison for her role in a monthlong crime spree in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including an attempted bank robbery in which she and another woman dressed as nuns.


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