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Tech on trial: House mulls antitrust help for news industry

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The House Judiciary Committee is set to launch its probe into the market dominance of Silicon Valley's biggest names. More>>

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Customs says hack exposed traveler, license plate images

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says images of travelers _ which it presumably collected at points of entry _ have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack that compromised a subcontractor's computer network. More>>

Feds: Nearly 1,700 arrested in child porn, abuse crackdown

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The Justice Department says nearly 1,700 people have been arrested following a two-month crackdown aimed at targeting suspected child predators. More>>

Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 victims fund

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorizat... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorizat...
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Comedian Jon Stewart is scolding Congress for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. More>>

Lester Holt, colleagues to moderate first Democratic debate

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NBC announces that Lester Holt and four colleagues will moderate the first debate of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. More>>

Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research

(AP Photo/Eric Gay). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospita... (AP Photo/Eric Gay). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospita...
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Scientists working to save children from devastating birth defects are feeling the chill of the Trump administration's new crackdown on fetal tissue research. More>>

The Latest: Biden: Trump wants to rewrite presidency limits

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden plans to use his visit to Iowa to criticize President Donald Trump's economic policy as hurting voters who helped elect him. More>>

Pelosi says Dems 'not even close' to starting impeachment

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ...
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A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue President Donald Trump's administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas. More>>

Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

(AP Photo/Steve Helber). FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Senate minority leader,Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks during debate on a bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Saslaw is facing a primary challenge... (AP Photo/Steve Helber). FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Senate minority leader,Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks during debate on a bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Saslaw is facing a primary challenge...
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Virginia's highly charged legislative primary elections are being closely watched as a possible political barometer for 2020 presidential election year. More>>

Trump, Biden trade barbs amid dueling Iowa campaign visits

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn at the White House, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Washington as he honors Team Penske for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn at the White House, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Washington as he honors Team Penske for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 win.
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After months of jabbing from afar, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will overlap Tuesday in Iowa, critical to both of their political futures. More>>

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019 file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in Lond... (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019 file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in Lond...
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The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. More>>

California OKs health care for some adult immigrants

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the first state to pay... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the first state to pay...
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Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers. More>>

Police, protesters face off ahead of Hong Kong law debate

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee, right,  Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, and Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng listen to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Monday, June 10, 2019. La... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee, right, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, and Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng listen to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Monday, June 10, 2019. La...
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Hong Kong's leader says a highly controversial extradition law will proceed to the territory's legislature. More>>

Democrats reevaluating plans to hike lawmakers' pay

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A bipartisan push to increase lawmakers' salaries after a decade-long pay freeze could be close to unraveling. More>>

2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg lays out foreign policy vision

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Capital City Pride Fest, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Capital City Pride Fest, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to repeal the 2001 authorization for use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan, calling it a 'blank check' that has led to an 'endless war'. More>>

The Latest: House authorizes lawsuits against Barr, McGahn

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ...
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi is brushing back impeachment questions, saying 'it's not even close' to having enough support among House Democrats for a vote. More>>

GOP's Amash, impeachment supporter, quits conservative group

(Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP). U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, holds a town hall meeting at Grand Rapids Christian High School's DeVos Center for Arts and Worship on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The congressman came under scrutiny Ma... (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP). U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, holds a town hall meeting at Grand Rapids Christian High School's DeVos Center for Arts and Worship on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The congressman came under scrutiny Ma...
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Lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives. More>>

Democrats press to retain longtime abortion funding ban

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Top Democrats on Capitol Hill are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from their party's presidential candidates to drop it. More>>

Seniors more likely to work longer in big metropolitan areas

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo Steve Burghardt, a professor of social work at the City University of New York, gestures as he speaks in his office at Hunter College's Silberman School of Social Work. Seniors in major m... (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo Steve Burghardt, a professor of social work at the City University of New York, gestures as he speaks in his office at Hunter College's Silberman School of Social Work. Seniors in major m...
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Seniors in major metropolitan areas, especially in the Northeast and around Washington, DC, are more likely to continue working past age 65 than those in other areas around the country. More>>

Trump signals frustration with Fed's independent policies

(Kim Kyung-hoon/Pool Photo via AP). Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Fukuoka, Japan. (Kim Kyung-hoon/Pool Photo via AP). Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Fukuoka, Japan.
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Trump signals frustration with Fed's independent policies in contrast to China's central bank. More>>

Daughter of 'tiger mom' Chua picked as Kavanaugh law clerk

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh has hired the daughter of Yale Law School professor and "tiger mom" Amy Chua, who praised Kavanaugh as a mentor to women after his Supreme Court nomination. More>>

Biden says family more important than missed campaign trip

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is shrugging off criticism that he skipped a weekend event in Iowa attended by most of the 2020 Democratic presidential field, saying family obligations were more important. More>>

Mexico denies Trump's claim of secret concessions in deal

(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte). A Mexican Army soldier walks on the highway, near an immigration checkpoint in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, Saturday June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte). A Mexican Army soldier walks on the highway, near an immigration checkpoint in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, Saturday June 8, 2019.
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Trump defends immigration deal with Mexico to halt planned tariffs. More>>

Did Biden go green enough? Green New Deal advocates split

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Is Biden's climate plan a win for the Green New Deal? Climate activists split on front-runner's proposal. More>>

Feisty Virginia primaries closely watched for national trend

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ...
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A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue President Donald Trump's administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas. More>>

Justice Dept.: Review of Russia probe 'broad in scope'

(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Attorney General William Barr, gestures as he speaks during a graduation ceremony for students of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Va., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Attorney General William Barr, gestures as he speaks during a graduation ceremony for students of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Va., Friday, June 7, 2019.
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The Justice Department says its review of the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation is "broad in scope and multi-faceted.". More>>

Joe Biden reverses position on federal dollars for abortions

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reversing course and declaring he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal money to pay for abortions. More>>

Michael Bloomberg to plunge $500M into clean energy effort

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to move the United States to a 100% clean energy economy and close all of the nation's remaining coal plants by 2030. More>>

Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

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Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration. More>>

House Democrats make deal to see Mueller files on Trump

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this June 5, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump says it's "case closed," but Democrats are just getting started with special counsel Robert Mueller... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this June 5, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump says it's "case closed," but Democrats are just getting started with special counsel Robert Mueller...
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Top Democratic leaders may be in no rush to launch an impeachment inquiry but the party is launching a series of hearings this week on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report. More>>

Border state challenges quick-release asylum practices

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New Mexico has filed the first lawsuit by a state aimed at stemming the quick release of asylum seeking migrants, as border communities scramble to provide humanitarian aid. More>>

Warren challenges Sanders for progressives' 2020 support

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings). In this June 5, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Ind. Bernie Sanders has fallen to second place in most polls in the weeks... (AP Photo/Darron Cummings). In this June 5, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Ind. Bernie Sanders has fallen to second place in most polls in the weeks...
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Bernie Sanders has a new challenge in his second presidential campaign: He's not the only progressive alternative to the front-runner, Joe Biden. More>>

The Latest: House expects to see Mueller evidence soon

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew). U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
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Ex-White House counsel and Watergate star witness John Dean says he'll be providing a House panel 'some context' and comparison between investigations during President Richard Nixon's administration and that of President Donald Trump. More>>

Trump threatens tariffs if China's Xi doesn't meet with him

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing on Marine One, in Washington. The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama alleged in a court f... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing on Marine One, in Washington. The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama alleged in a court f...
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Trump threatens tariffs if Xi doesn't meet with him, criticizes Chamber of Commerce. More>>

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Guantanamo detainee

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The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Yemeni man who has been held without charges at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba for more than 17 years. More>>

Death-penalty trial panned in state that ended punishment

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal ... (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal ...
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The trial of a former graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China is the first federal death-penalty trial in Illinois since it abolished capital punishment in 2011, and some activists are dismayed. More>>

Supreme Court rules against oil drilling platform workers

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The Supreme Court has ruled against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who argued they should be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including sleeping. More>>

Lawmakers aim for Pulse to be designated national memorial

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack). FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, Mayor Buddy Dyer, center right, and then-Police Chief John Mina, center left, arrive for a news conference after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando... (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack). FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, Mayor Buddy Dyer, center right, and then-Police Chief John Mina, center left, arrive for a news conference after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando...
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Members of central Florida's congressional delegation are introducing legislation to designate the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred three years ago as a national memorial. More>>

Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). In this May 23, 2019, photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is rejecting a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers, just days after a gunman used one in a s... (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). In this May 23, 2019, photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is rejecting a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers, just days after a gunman used one in a s...
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The Supreme Court is rejecting a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. More>>

Progressives out to oust '20 House Dems try to focus fervor

(AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., delivers her inaugural address following her swearing-in ceremony at the Renaissance School for Musical Theater and Technology in th... (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., delivers her inaugural address following her swearing-in ceremony at the Renaissance School for Musical Theater and Technology in th...
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Activists hoping to defeat House Democrats in next year's primary elections with more diverse and progressive candidates say the high-profile success they had last year with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory creates a new concern. More>>

Correction: Election Security-North Carolina story

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation.
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More than two years after 2016 Election Day trouble, federal computer sleuths will do forensic analysis of electronic poll book software from a company targeted by Russian military hackers. More>>

Presidential campaign raises SC mayor's national profile

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo, Columbia, S.C. Mayor Steve Benjamin speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. As mayor of South Carolina's capital city, Benjamin ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo, Columbia, S.C. Mayor Steve Benjamin speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. As mayor of South Carolina's capital city, Benjamin ...
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Columbia, South Carolina, Mayor Steve Benjamin is playing a visible role in many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates' visits, ushering them to stages and helping navigate the home of the first southern primary. More>>

Ex-Army staff sergeant to get Medal of Honor for Iraq valor

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The White House says President Donald Trump will award the nation's highest military honor to a former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia for actions in Iraq. More>>

Locusts, devouring hay, plague sheep ranchers in Sardinia

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An unusually large swarm of local locusts is plaguing farmers raising sheep in Sardinia. More>>

Rights activist in Chechnya gets parole on drug sentence

(AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File). FILE - In this Monday, March 18, 2019 file photo, Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial, gestures while standing behind bars in court after a hearing in Shali, Russia. A... (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File). FILE - In this Monday, March 18, 2019 file photo, Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial, gestures while standing behind bars in court after a hearing in Shali, Russia. A...
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A court in Russia's province of Chechnya has paroled a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry. More>>

North Macedonia official arrested on suspicion of bribery

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North Macedonia's police arrest a senior government official suspected of receiving a bribe of nearly 38,000 euros ($43,000) to favor a company that was granted European Union financing. More>>

Poland, US conclude takes on higher American troop presence

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An aide to Poland's president says that negotiations to increase the U.S. military presence in Poland have concluded and were a success. More>>

Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

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The Supreme Court is siding with an Alabama company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute. More>>

Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene

(AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter). FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 file photo, rape survivor and abuse victim advocate Mary DeMuth speaks during a rally protesting the Southern Baptist Convention's treatment of women outside the convention's annual me... (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter). FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 file photo, rape survivor and abuse victim advocate Mary DeMuth speaks during a rally protesting the Southern Baptist Convention's treatment of women outside the convention's annual me...
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Sex-abuse crisis overshadows other issues as Southern Baptist Convention convenes its annual national meeting in Alabama. More>>

Democratic rivals take only veiled swipes at Biden in Iowa

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets people during the Capital City Pride Fest, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets people during the Capital City Pride Fest, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Almost 20 Democratic presidential candidates are gathering in Iowa Sunday in an effort to demonstrate early support in the kick-off caucus state. More>>

Senators hope to force vote on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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Senators are introducing more legislation aimed at increasing opposition to President Donald Trump's Saudi Arabia policy. More>>

US carrier in Persian Gulf region sends clear signal to Iran

(AP Photo/Robert Burns). Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, confers with an Air Force officer below the bomb bay of a B-52 bomber on Friday, June 7, 2019 at al-Udeid air base in Qatar. McKenzie said on Friday that he thinks Iran ... (AP Photo/Robert Burns). Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, confers with an Air Force officer below the bomb bay of a B-52 bomber on Friday, June 7, 2019 at al-Udeid air base in Qatar. McKenzie said on Friday that he thinks Iran ...
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The USS Abraham Lincoln, with its contingent of Navy destroyers and cruisers and about 70 aircraft, is the centerpiece of the Pentagon's response to what it calls Iranian threats to attack U.S. forces or commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf region. More>>

Kamala Harris says prosecutor past will help defeat Trump

(AP Photo/Meg Kinnard). Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris smiles before giving a keynote address at a banquet for the NAACP,  Saturday, June 8, 2019 in West Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard). Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris smiles before giving a keynote address at a banquet for the NAACP, Saturday, June 8, 2019 in West Columbia, S.C.
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Democrat Kamala Harris played up her experience as a prosecutor on Saturday, telling a mostly black crowd in South Carolina that her prosecutorial credentials make her uniquely qualified to take on President Donald Trump. More>>

Buttigieg's high college debt draws attention to the issue

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., left, is introduced by his husband Chasten Glezman, right, during a fundraiser at the Wynwood Walls... (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., left, is introduced by his husband Chasten Glezman, right, during a fundraiser at the Wynwood Walls...
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Several Democratic candidates for president are proposing to wipe away student loan debt, lower interest rates or making college free or debt-free as ways to deal with the student debt crisis. More>>

Near-erasure of Cambodian opposition makes noodles a target

(AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File). FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen waves as he watches boat races during the water festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The bitter decadeslong rivalry between Hun Sen, Cambodia's stron... (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File). FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen waves as he watches boat races during the water festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The bitter decadeslong rivalry between Hun Sen, Cambodia's stron...
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Cambodian leader, opposition rival, both call on their supporters to share traditional noodles as political ploy to undermine each other. More>>

Trump says tariffs on Mexico suspended indefinitely

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, speaks to the media as he leaves a meeting about tariffs at the State Department, Thursday June 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, speaks to the media as he leaves a meeting about tariffs at the State Department, Thursday June 6, 2019, in Washington.
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Talks between US, Mexican officials continue as Trump's 5% Mexico tariff deadline looms. More>>

2 deaths as protesters burn tires, block roads in Haiti

(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery). Protesters carry the body of man to a police vehicle, shouting blame at the police for his death, during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Protesters denouncing corruption paralyzed ... (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery). Protesters carry the body of man to a police vehicle, shouting blame at the police for his death, during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Protesters denouncing corruption paralyzed ...
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Thousands of protesters denouncing corruption have paralyzed much of the Haitian capital as they demand the removal of President Jovenel Moise. More>>

US-Mexico deal offers few new solutions, political victory

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump holds hands with first lady Melania Trump as they return to the White House, Friday June 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump holds hands with first lady Melania Trump as they return to the White House, Friday June 7, 2019, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump has put on hold his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday, saying the U.S. ally will take "strong measures" to reduce the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. More>>

Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

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In victory for abortion foes, Trump administration ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists. More>>

Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this June 5, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump says it's "case closed," but Democrats are just getting started with special counsel Robert Mueller... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this June 5, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump says it's "case closed," but Democrats are just getting started with special counsel Robert Mueller...
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President Donald Trump says it's "case closed," but Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller. More>>

Trump still hangs tariff threat over Mexico despite deal

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump greets supporters on his return to the White House, Friday June 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump greets supporters on his return to the White House, Friday June 7, 2019, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump says he may renew his tariff threat against Mexico if the U.S. ally doesn't cooperate on border issues. More>>

Police detail man's threat behind panic at DC LGBTQ parade

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Police keep watch at Dupont Circle at the conclusion of the Capitol Pride Parade in Washington, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Officials in Washington say several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ pride parade sent peopl... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Police keep watch at Dupont Circle at the conclusion of the Capitol Pride Parade in Washington, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Officials in Washington say several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ pride parade sent peopl...
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Police say a man threatened another person with a BB gun during an LGBTQ pride parade in the nation's capital, setting off a panic that sent hundreds running in fear. More>>

California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants

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California will become the first state in the country to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal state continues to distance itself from President Donald Trump's administration. More>>

High court could cause Va. election drama, but likely won't

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). In this May 23, 2019, photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. Virginia is holding legislative elections Tuesday, but a case awaiting a Supreme Court ruling could, in an unlikely scenari... (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). In this May 23, 2019, photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. Virginia is holding legislative elections Tuesday, but a case awaiting a Supreme Court ruling could, in an unlikely scenari...
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The Supreme Court could throw a wrench into Virginia politics with a decision expected this month. More>>

The Latest: Harris says she is fully committed to Iowa

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker arrives at the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker arrives at the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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At an event meant to show off the 2020 Democratic candidates' organizational strength in Iowa, campaign swag is king. More>>

White House hopefuls target Trump for anti-LGBTQ policies

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke tours the Coyote Run Farm with farmer Matt Russell, right, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Lacona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke tours the Coyote Run Farm with farmer Matt Russell, right, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Lacona, Iowa.
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Democratic White House hopefuls are set to celebrate LGBTQ pride as they descend on Iowa for a handful of events this weekend. More>>

Panic at DC pride parade sends people running

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Officials in Washington, D.C., say several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ pride parade sent people running through the streets of the nation's capital. More>>

Free traders no more? GOP warms up to Trump's use of tariffs

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland.
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With President Donald Trump poised to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is almost complete. More>>

Justice Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that there will be sharp divisions among her colleagues as the court as it finishes its term. More>>

US, Russia blame each other as ships nearly collide in Asia

(Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher J Krucke via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, a Russian destroyer, left, sails very close to the USS Chancellorsville, right, while operating in the Philippine Sea, Friday, June 7, 2019. The U.... (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher J Krucke via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, a Russian destroyer, left, sails very close to the USS Chancellorsville, right, while operating in the Philippine Sea, Friday, June 7, 2019. The U....
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The U.S. and Russian militaries have accused each other of unsafe actions after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo hails Mexico's work to avert tariffs

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump gives thumbs up before departing Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump gives thumbs up before departing Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland.
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President Donald Trump says he has "indefinitely suspended" tariffs he has threatened to impose Monday on Mexican imports. More>>

Albania president cancels elections, citing tense climate

(AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). A demonstrator throws a flare toward Albanian police officers during an anti-government protest in Tirana, Albania, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters are gathering in an anti-government prote... (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). A demonstrator throws a flare toward Albanian police officers during an anti-government protest in Tirana, Albania, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters are gathering in an anti-government prote...
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Albania's president has canceled upcoming municipal elections, citing the need to reduce political tensions in the country. More>>

O'Rourke campaigns with wife, looks to boost female support

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Beto O'Rourke alienated a lot of women mere hours into his presidential run, releasing an announcement video in which his wife sat wordlessly by his side and joking repeatedly about her raising the couple's three young children "sometimes with my help.". More>>

Buttigieg urges LGBTQ to turn differences into social change

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during a house party, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Winterset, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during a house party, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Winterset, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says coming out as gay has empowered him in a way he did not anticipate and he called on others to harness their differences into social activism. More>>

Buttigieg campaign grows, looking to sustain early momentum

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the African American Leadership Summit Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the African American Leadership Summit Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been quickly growing his campaign as he tries to maintain his early momentum through the long haul of the 2020 race. More>>

Iowa Democrats warn that Kamala Harris' 'star is fading'

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019.
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Kamala Harris is facing doubts among Iowa political activists about her commitment to the state and its coveted caucuses. More>>

Mitt Romney says he may skip 2020 presidential endorsement

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Mitt Romney says he's not sure if he will endorse President Donald Trump for a second term and that he may not support anyone during the 2020 campaign. More>>

Klobuchar's mental health policy inspires Iowa endorsement

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at a coffee shop, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at a coffee shop, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Iowa Falls, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar's mental health policy inspires her 1st Iowa endorsement. More>>

Federer can't handle wind or Nadal in 3-set French Open loss

(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
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All four French Open singles semifinals are scheduled on the same day and the most-anticipated matchup features Rafael Nadal against Roger Federer. More>>

Australia public broadcaster head concerned by police raid

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The head of Australia's public broadcaster says she has "grave concern" about a police raid on its headquarters in connection with a story based on leaked documents that indicated the military was being investigated for possible war crimes in Afghanistan. More>>

Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One after arriving, Friday, June 7, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One after arriving, Friday, June 7, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
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President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico. More>>

Man sought guns, grenades for Times Square attack, feds say

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Authorities have arrested a New York man who talked about wanting to throw a grenade in Times Square. More>>

US commander says he believes Iranian threat 'is very real'

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The top commander of U.S. forces in the Mideast says Iran appears to have decided to "step back and recalculate" in response to a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf area. More>>

US hits Iran with new sanctions; petrochemicals targeted

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The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions that target its largest petrochemical company for providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. More>>

Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians

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Half of U.S. adults think fake news is a major problem in the country, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it. More>>

Thousands descend on Liberia's capital to protest president

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Thousands descend on Liberia's capital to protest soccer-star president and sinking economy. More>>

Decision in Arizona border activist's trial now with jury

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Attorneys are scheduled to deliver closing statements on Friday in the criminal trial against a humanitarian aid volunteer who says he was fulfilling his duty to help others when he encountered two migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

US warns Turkey it may lose jets for buying Russian system

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan responds to reporters' questions regarding an incident in the East China Sea where an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) ... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan responds to reporters' questions regarding an incident in the East China Sea where an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) ...
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The Pentagon has ordered an end to Turkey's involvement in the F-35 fighter jet program as of July 31, if Ankara continues its purchase of a Russian missile defense system. More>>

Construction to begin soon on taller White House fence

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). The fence surrounding the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019. Approval was given for a new and taller fence around the White House complex in 2017 and now construction of a almost 13-foot tall... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). The fence surrounding the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019. Approval was given for a new and taller fence around the White House complex in 2017 and now construction of a almost 13-foot tall...
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The White House is getting a new fence, almost double its current height, to help keep intruders out. More>>

Trump, often a critic of alliances, hails US D-Day partners Video included

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on t... (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on t...
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President Donald Trump is joining other world leaders Thursday on the beaches of Normandy, France, paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. More>>

ICC prosecutor asks to appeal rejection of Afghanistan probe

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The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is seeking to appeal the court's rejection of an investigation into crimes linked to the conflict in Afghanistan by rebels, government troops and security services and American forces. More>>

The Latest: Putin says no plan for Belarus merger

(Valery Sharifulin/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 7, 2019. (Valery Sharifulin/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 7, 2019.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says solid security guarantees need to be given to North Korea to persuade it to denuclearize. More>>

Agency watchdog slams conditions at ICE detention facilities

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Homeland Security's watchdog agency says it has found rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and practices that violated standards at immigration detention facilities. More>>

US, Russia blame each other in near-collision of warships

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The U.S. Navy has accused a Russian warship of unsafe and unprofessional actions after it came within 100 feet (30 meters) of an American guided-missile cruiser in the Philippine Sea. More>>

Poll: Some younger workers view aging workforce negatively

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A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at age 65, a trend some younger workers aren't particularly thrilled to see. More>>

US can label nuke waste as less dangerous to quicken cleanup

(AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted at an entrance to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash.The state of Washington believes the federal government is unlikely to meet legal deadlines for... (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted at an entrance to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash.The state of Washington believes the federal government is unlikely to meet legal deadlines for...
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The U.S. government will reclassify some of the nation's most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its threat level. More>>

US and Mexico: More talks, no deal yet to avert tariffs

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, at the Shannon Airport, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, at the Shannon Airport, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland.
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President Donald Trump says high-stakes talks with Mexico to reduce the flow of illegal migrants across the southern border have failed to yield enough progress so far to stave off his threatened tariffs. More>>

Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

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As investigations into big tech heat up, Federal Trade Commission will take lead in any Facebook probe, Justice Department would lead oversight of Google. More>>

The Latest: Trump hails 'cherished alliance' at D-Day event

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks before he departs Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks before he departs Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland.
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President Donald Trump will tell those commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day that American and allied forces who stormed the beaches of Normandy "won back this ground for civilization.". More>>

DNC chairman: Debate rules fair despite candidate complaints

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). In this April 3, 2019, photo, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round o... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). In this April 3, 2019, photo, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round o...
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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says qualifications for upcoming presidential primary debates are fair despite some candidates' complaints. More>>

Tick tock goes the political clock as Dems weigh impeachment

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this June 5, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. The political clock is a significant factor in whether majority House Democrats launch any impeachment procee... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this June 5, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. The political clock is a significant factor in whether majority House Democrats launch any impeachment procee...
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Tick tock goes the 2020 political clock as Dems weigh Mueller, Trump, any impeachment. More>>

In reversal, Biden opposes ban on federal money for abortion

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, beside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, and renderings of a park in being constructed in Boston in honor of Martin Richard... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, beside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, and renderings of a park in being constructed in Boston in honor of Martin Richard...
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reversing course and declaring he no longer supports a longstanding congressional ban on using federal money to pay for abortions. More>>

Utah man accused of threatening to kill members of Congress

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A Utah man is accused of making threatening phone calls to the U.S. Capitol, threatening to kill or harm members of Congress. More>>

Democrats unveil new strategy in subpoena battles with Trump

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr is defending his short summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report ... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr is defending his short summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report ...
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The House will vote on a resolution next week to allow the House Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce subpoenas against Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Donald McGahn. More>>

Much to disagree on as Trump, Macron meet on D-Day

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron winks to members of the media during his meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Tru... (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron winks to members of the media during his meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Tru...
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France wants the D-Day commemoration to showcase its long friendship with the United States, but relations are strained as the two leaders prepare to meet. More>>

The Latest: Pence says Mexico tariffs still set for Monday

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks before he departs Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks before he departs Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland.
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The chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee says he will move to block President Donald Trump if Trump follows through on his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports. More>>

US court weighs if climate change violates children's rights

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A lawsuit by a group of young people who say U.S. energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle. More>>

VP Pence touts trade pact benefits in Pennsylvania stop

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Vice President Mike Pence speaks at JLS Automation in York, Pa., Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Vice President Mike Pence speaks at JLS Automation in York, Pa., Thursday, June 6, 2019.
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Vice President Mike Pence has dropped in on the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, where he toured a robotics maker and urged Congress to pass a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico. More>>

TV networks staffing up to cover 2020 presidential election

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Presidents of ABC, CBS and NBC News all say they're adding more staff to cover the 2020 presidential campaign than they have for any other election. More>>

FIFA vice president Ahmad questioned by French authorities

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A person familiar with the situation says FIFA vice president Ahmad has been detained in Paris, a day before the start of the Women's World Cup. More>>

US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

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Two U.S. lawmakers are demanding the World Health Organization drop its guidelines that allow for freer prescribing of opioid painkillers. More>>

Russians criticize heavily edited version of Elton John film

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Russian gay rights activists and cultural figures are criticizing the local distributor of a new movie about Elton John for cutting scenes depicting homosexual activity and drug use. More>>

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for students. More>>

Pentagon ends reviews of Niger ambush that killed 4 soldiers

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The Pentagon says it has officially concluded its reviews of a 2017 ambush in the African nation of Niger that left four U.S. soldiers dead. More>>

Trump signs long-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill

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President Donald Trump has signed a long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires. More>>

USOC seeks to keep pregnant athletes from losing insurance

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The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is working on reforms that will prevent pregnant athletes from losing health insurance coverage. More>>

Feds to test North Carolina election computers for hacking

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More than two years after a 2016 Election Day glitch, federal computer experts will inspect North Carolina polling equipment that used software by a company targeted by Russian military hackers. More>>

Elizabeth Warren backs campaign staff in forming a union

(Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP). Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren takes the stage for her Elkhart Community Conversation event on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP). Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren takes the stage for her Elkhart Community Conversation event on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Ind.
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Elizabeth Warren is welcoming a move by staffers on her presidential campaign to unionize. More>>

Front-runner Biden is campaigning for president on his terms

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden walks with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden walks with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in downtown Boston.
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Democratic front-runner Joe Biden is campaigning for president on his terms. More>>

Government to start posting list of troubled nursing homes

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Sen.Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks to reporters in the studio of KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. For years the federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursin... (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Sen.Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks to reporters in the studio of KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. For years the federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursin...
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The government says it'll start posting a list of some 400 troubled nursing homes, in a turnabout days after senators publicly released the "secret" document, along with a report questioning oversight of poor-quality facilities. More>>

Opioid maker agrees to pay $225M to settle federal probes

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The Justice Department says opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics has agreed to pay $225 million to settle federal criminal and civil investigations. More>>

Feds: No more education, legal services for immigrant kids

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The government has stopped reimbursing some contracted shelters for the cost of teaching immigrant children English-language courses and providing legal services and recreational activities. More>>

Dem rivals rebuke Biden for not backing abortion rule repeal

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to a worker on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at a park in Boston being constructed in honor of Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marat... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to a worker on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at a park in Boston being constructed in honor of Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marat...
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Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women's rights advocates for his contorted defense of a decades-old prohibition on federal money paying for abortions. More>>

Trump, Irish prime minister differ on Brexit, meeting venue

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. Trump is on his first visit to the country as president. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. Trump is on his first visit to the country as president.
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For the backdrop to his first visit to Ireland, President Donald Trump wanted to promote his golf course but found resistance. More>>

Congress challenged by funding emergency at the border

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Congress has only a few weeks to advance an emergency funding bill to deal with the escalating humanitarian crisis at the southern border, creating a time crunch that has alarmed lawmakers. More>>

Sudan protesters say 40 bodies pulled from Nile in capital

(AP Photo). A protester flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed Monday in th... (AP Photo). A protester flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed Monday in th...
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Sudanese protest organizers: Death toll since violent dispersal of protesters' Khartoum sit-in increases to 60. More>>

Senators launch bipartisan bid to block Saudi arms sales

(AP Photo/Amr Nabil). Col. Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi forces, points to a screen showing what he said was evidence of Iranian intervention and support to the Huthi in Yemen during a news conference in Mecca, Sa... (AP Photo/Amr Nabil). Col. Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi forces, points to a screen showing what he said was evidence of Iranian intervention and support to the Huthi in Yemen during a news conference in Mecca, Sa...
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Republicans and Democrats are banding together to try and stop the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. More>>

US officials warn of climate risk as Trump dismisses it

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Office of the Director of National Intelligence National Security Council Counselor Peter Kiemel speaks at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on national security implications of climate change on Capitol Hill in Washingto... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Office of the Director of National Intelligence National Security Council Counselor Peter Kiemel speaks at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on national security implications of climate change on Capitol Hill in Washingto...
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U.S. government officials say thawing in the Arctic could pose national security concerns in coming decades. More>>

Trump honors D-Day vets, discusses Vietnam deferment

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump await the arrival of Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, before a dinner at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in central London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump await the arrival of Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, before a dinner at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in central London.
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President Donald Trump will pay his respects Wednesday to American service members and allies who helped rescue Europe from Nazi Germany. More>>

Bernie Sanders urges Walmart board to pay workers more

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Bernie Sanders urges Walmart board at annual shareholders' meeting to pay workers at least $15 per hour. More>>

Trump sees progress in Mexico talks but 'not nearly enough'

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
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Republican senators are declaring deep opposition to President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. More>>

Social Democrats appear headed back into power in Denmark

(Rene Schutze/Polfoto via AP, File). FILE - In this Friday Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, Danish Social Democrats chairman Mette Frederiksen gestures, during her opening speech at the Social Democratic Party's Congress 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. A member of... (Rene Schutze/Polfoto via AP, File). FILE - In this Friday Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, Danish Social Democrats chairman Mette Frederiksen gestures, during her opening speech at the Social Democratic Party's Congress 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. A member of...
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Exit polls say Denmark's opposition will likely get the most votes in the general election. More>>

The Latest: Denmark's Social Democrats cheer election win

(Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP). Opposition leader Mette Frederiksen from The Danish Social Democrats leaves after casting her vote during the Danish Parliamentary Election 2019, in Copenhagen, Wednesday 5 June 2019. (Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP). Opposition leader Mette Frederiksen from The Danish Social Democrats leaves after casting her vote during the Danish Parliamentary Election 2019, in Copenhagen, Wednesday 5 June 2019.
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Exit polls in Denmark say that the opposition bloc that includes the center-left Social Democrats will get the most votes in the general election. More>>

The Latest: Mexican officials leave White House without deal

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Foreign Office, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in central London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Foreign Office, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in central London.
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White House officials are downplaying expectations ahead of a meeting Wednesday afternoon between the U.S. and Mexico over President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexican goods. More>>

Infantino says FIFA scandals gone, despite corruption cases

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). FIFA President Gianni Infantino gestures as he walks on the stage before the start of the 69th FIFA congress in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). FIFA President Gianni Infantino gestures as he walks on the stage before the start of the 69th FIFA congress in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
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Ahead of his re-election as FIFA president, Gianni Infantino says he has banished scandals and corruption from the soccer body despite losing members of his council for misconduct. More>>

2020 hopeful Inslee: Build US foreign policy around climate

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is arguing the U.S. must shape its foreign policy around a commitment to combat the climate crisis. More>>

The Latest: Sudan protesters increase death toll to 108

(AP Photo). Sudanese men and a child headed to a mosque navigate a roadblock set by protesters on a main street in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to stop military vehicles from driving through the area on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The death toll in Sudan... (AP Photo). Sudanese men and a child headed to a mosque navigate a roadblock set by protesters on a main street in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to stop military vehicles from driving through the area on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The death toll in Sudan...
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Organizers of pro-democracy protests in Sudan say 40 bodies have been retrieved from the Nile River in the capital, Khartoum. More>>

Trump, in tussle with CNN, suggests boycott of parent AT&T

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). President Donald Trump reviews an honor guard during a ceremonial welcome in the garden of Buckingham Palace in London, Monday, June 3, 2019 on the opening day of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). President Donald Trump reviews an honor guard during a ceremonial welcome in the garden of Buckingham Palace in London, Monday, June 3, 2019 on the opening day of a three day state visit to Britain.
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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday immediately after he arrived in London for a pomp-filled state visit to Britain to complain about CNN and his limited access to U.S. news. More>>

Plan to expand hunting, fishing in wildlife refuges revealed

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The Trump administration is announcing what it calls a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation's protected wildlife refuges. More>>

Ocasio-Cortez: Serious climate plan to cost at least $10T

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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York says any plan to adequately address climate change would cost at least $10 trillion. More>>

FDA: Sampling finds toxic nonstick compounds in some food

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The Food and Drug Administration’s first ... (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The Food and Drug Administration’s first ...
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The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found high levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake. More>>

2020 hopeful Gillibrand unveils plan to legalize marijuana

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during a FOX News town hall, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during a FOX News town hall, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has a plan to legalize marijuana and expunge all nonviolent criminal charges associated with it. More>>

O'Rourke voting rights plan seeks 65% national voter turnout

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this June 1, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. O’Rourke has unveiled a vot... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this June 1, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. O’Rourke has unveiled a vot...
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Beto O'Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65%. More>>

Booker's affordable housing plan: Tax credit, zoning changes

(AP Photo/John Locher). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker speaks at a campaign event Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker speaks at a campaign event Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Henderson, Nev.
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Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has released a housing proposal that includes a tax credit designed to help make rentals more affordable plus zoning changes and new funding to boost construction of units for low-income renters. More>>

White House tells 2 ex-aides to defy congressional subpoena

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, the U.S Capitol is seen at sunrise in Washington. Progressive groups are expressing “deep disappointment” over House Democrats’ failure to start impeachment proceedings against P... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, the U.S Capitol is seen at sunrise in Washington. Progressive groups are expressing “deep disappointment” over House Democrats’ failure to start impeachment proceedings against P...
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Progressive groups are expressing "deep disappointment" over House Democrats' unwillingness to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act. More>>

De Blasio gets 2020 presidential backing from local union

(AP Photo/John Locher). Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and his wife Chirlane McCray speak with veterans and military families at Veterans Village II, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher). Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and his wife Chirlane McCray speak with veterans and military families at Veterans Village II, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is picking up the first union endorsement of his longshot presidential bid. More>>

House OKs Dems' immigration bill, despite veto threat

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, is applauded after she spoke at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, regarding the American Dream and Promise Act which offers a pathway to citizenship for ... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, is applauded after she spoke at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, regarding the American Dream and Promise Act which offers a pathway to citizenship for ...
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Democrats muscle legislation through the House that would give an estimated 2 million-plus migrants a chance for citizenship. More>>

After massacre, Virginia governor demands action on guns

(AP Photo/Vicki Cronis-Nohe). Virginia Gov/ Ralph Northam, left, listens during a news conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Friday, May 31, 2019. A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing several peo... (AP Photo/Vicki Cronis-Nohe). Virginia Gov/ Ralph Northam, left, listens during a news conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Friday, May 31, 2019. A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing several peo...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is going to recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation. More>>

Bullock's challenge to IRS donor disclosure rules faces test

(Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File). File - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Democratic presidential candidate, officially announces his campaign for president at Helena High School in Helena, Mont. Gov. Bullock a... (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File). File - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Democratic presidential candidate, officially announces his campaign for president at Helena High School in Helena, Mont. Gov. Bullock a...
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An effort to force the Trump administration to resume collecting information about donors to certain nonprofit groups faces a key courtroom test. More>>

Biden campaign says his climate plan failed to cite sources

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola). Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is applauded as he arrives for a campaign event, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Berlin, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola). Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is applauded as he arrives for a campaign event, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Berlin, N.H.
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Joe Biden's presidential campaign is amending his climate policy plan because a handful of passages did not include citations for original sources of nearly identical language. More>>

Trump administration halts cruises to Cuba under new rules

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The Trump administration is imposing major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on many forms of educational and recreational travel. More>>

In #MeToo era, Japanese woman slams #KuToo heels dress codes

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As the world enters the #MeToo era, Japanese women are saying, "No," to high heels in the rising #KuToo movement, a play on the words for "shoes" and "agony.". More>>

US says national security demands easier mining rules

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The Trump administration wants to ease rules on mining and prospecting on federal lands _ and even offshore _ in the name of national security. More>>

Never-ending reading: Oregon GOP tries to tie up Legislature

(AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). Lacy Ramirez Gruss, the reading clerk in the Oregon House of Representatives, at left in red jacket, reads a bill in its entirety on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Republicans, who are... (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). Lacy Ramirez Gruss, the reading clerk in the Oregon House of Representatives, at left in red jacket, reads a bill in its entirety on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Republicans, who are...
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Republicans have forced a clerk in the Oregon Legislature to read aloud every word in most pieces of legislation as the minority party uses the stalling tactic to try to gain leverage. More>>

Judge now says US doesn't have to file Flynn call transcript

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A federal judge says prosecutors don't have to publicly file a transcript of the call between former adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States. More>>

Powell hints Fed will cut rates if needed over trade wars

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato). Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato). Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Chicago.
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Powell says Fed is prepared to respond to Trump's trade conflicts if needed. More>>

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

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A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photos, including driver's license pictures and mugshots, which could be used in facial recognition searches. More>>

Denver's Hancock claims victory in mayoral runoff

(AP Photo/James Anderson). In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 photo, a passing bicyclist pauses to watch supporters of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock as they pause for a picture during a rally for the incumbent in Denver. Hancock, who is seeking his third, f... (AP Photo/James Anderson). In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 photo, a passing bicyclist pauses to watch supporters of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock as they pause for a picture during a rally for the incumbent in Denver. Hancock, who is seeking his third, f...
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock seeks a third term against an upstart challenger in run-off election. More>>

Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050

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Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate action proposal that he says would lead to an economy with a net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. More>>

Gillibrand reasserts feminist mantle hoping for 2020 bump

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during a FOX News town hall, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during a FOX News town hall, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is again casting herself as a strong feminist, attempting to draw a strong contrast with other White House hopefuls who have racked up more donors and done better in recent polls. More>>

Trump-GOP split: Senators loudly oppose Mexico tariff threat Video included

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, center, departs a news conference at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, as part of a Mexican delegation in Washington for talks following trade tariff th... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, center, departs a news conference at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, as part of a Mexican delegation in Washington for talks following trade tariff th...
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Mexico says it thinks there's likely to be an agreement Wednesday with the United States that will avoid a 5% tariff on Mexican goods announced last week by President Donald Trump. More>>

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down Video included

(Toby Melville/Pool via AP). US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a welcome ceremony with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the garden of Buckingham Palace, in London, for Monday June 3, 2019, on the first day of a three day stat... (Toby Melville/Pool via AP). US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a welcome ceremony with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the garden of Buckingham Palace, in London, for Monday June 3, 2019, on the first day of a three day stat...
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President Donald Trump will turn from pageantry to policy Tuesday as he joins British Prime Minister Theresa May for a day of talks. More>>

Charges against alleged white supremacists tossed by judge

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Three alleged members of a white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were cleared of federal charges after a judge found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech. More>>

Sudanese forces clamp down in capital, clash with protesters

(AP Photo). Burning tires set by protesters produce black smoke on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed in the military's assault on the s... (AP Photo). Burning tires set by protesters produce black smoke on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed in the military's assault on the s...
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The U.N. Security Council is set to discuss Sudan after its ruling military conducted a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. More>>

Hong Kong activists hold Tiananmen candlelight vigil

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A woman walks past a banner featuring Tiananmen Square, Beijing, which is displayed at Hong Kong's Victoria Park Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an annual candlelight vigil for victims of... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A woman walks past a banner featuring Tiananmen Square, Beijing, which is displayed at Hong Kong's Victoria Park Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an annual candlelight vigil for victims of...
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Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are preparing for a candlelight vigil commemorating the Tiananmen protests and remembering the victims of the crackdown. More>>

Trump campaign lawyers cite Mueller report to fight DNC suit

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign say Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings should end a lawsuit alleging conspiracy between the campaign and Russia. More>>

The Latest: GOP senators oppose Trump's Mexico tariffs

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump walk through the Quadrangle of the Foreign Office for a joint press conference in central London, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump walk through the Quadrangle of the Foreign Office for a joint press conference in central London, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
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President Donald Trump says he expects to begin hitting Mexico with tariffs next week in a dispute over illegal immigration. More>>

The Latest: Trump says he doesn't think Markle is 'nasty'

(Victoria Jones/Pool via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets President Donald Trump as he arrives for a welcome ceremony in the garden of Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, June 3, 2019, on the first day of a three day state visit to Britain. (Victoria Jones/Pool via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets President Donald Trump as he arrives for a welcome ceremony in the garden of Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, June 3, 2019, on the first day of a three day state visit to Britain.
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Opponents to President Donald Trump's visit to U.K. set to protest as he meets with Prime Minister Theresa May. More>>

Correction: Flint Water story

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Authorities investigating Flint's water crisis have seized from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials. More>>

Sources: Manafort nearing transfer to NYC to face state case

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New York prosecutors have asked federal prison officials to transfer Paul Manafort to New York City so he can be arraigned on state fraud charges. More>>

Immigration official looks to step up family deportations

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mark Morgan testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Morgan, the new acting director of U.S. Immigration and C... (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mark Morgan testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Morgan, the new acting director of U.S. Immigration and C...
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The new acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says no one is exempt from the laws, and that includes families who have been ordered deported by a judge. More>>

In Michigan, Warren touts plan to boost US manufacturing

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves before speaking during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves before speaking during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019.
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Elizabeth Warren is launching her 1st tour of Michigan as a Democratic presidential candidate with a proposal to boost domestic manufacturing. More>>

Hotel investor: Trump evaded taxes in Panama

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The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama has accused the U.S. president's company of evading taxes in the country. More>>

EU urges US to respect both sides in Mideast peace moves

(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys). Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner, center, and US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, right, are greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headqu... (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys). Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner, center, and US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, right, are greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headqu...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging the United States to respect the needs of both Israelis and Palestinians in any future Mideast peace moves. More>>

The Latest: Sen. Kaine applauds governor's gun-control call

(AP Photo/Vicki Cronis-Nohe). Virginia Gov/ Ralph Northam, left, listens during a news conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Friday, May 31, 2019. A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing several peo... (AP Photo/Vicki Cronis-Nohe). Virginia Gov/ Ralph Northam, left, listens during a news conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Friday, May 31, 2019. A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing several peo...
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A top gun rights advocate in Virginia says Gov. Ralph Northam's plan for a special legislative session on gun control is "political theater.". More>>

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    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advanta...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advanta...
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advanta...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advanta...
    Nearly 3 million students in the U.S. face struggles keeping up with their studies because they don't have home internet access.More >>
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