Government and politics

A migrant reads verses of the Quran aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat as it arrives near Lampedusa coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Aug.15, 2019. A Spanish aid boat with 147 rescued migrants aboard is anchored off a southern Italian island as Italy's ministers spar over their fate. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 17, 2019 - 10:21 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister appeared to buckle under pressure Saturday to ease the political standoff over a migrant rescue ship with 134 people aboard, saying he would allow minors to disembark after being at sea for two weeks. Premier Giuseppe Conte had written a second letter...
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President Donald Trump reacts at the end of his speech at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 17, 2019 - 6:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate. But privately, Trump is growing increasingly worried the economy...
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In this June 25, 2019, photo, Marcella LeBeau, of the Two Kettles Band of the Lakotae, is photographed on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn’t happen enough: Court their vote. At least seven White House hopefuls have said they’ll attend a forum in Sioux City on Monday and Tuesday named for longtime Native American activist Frank LaMere, who died in June. LeBeau, a 99-year-old registered Democrat, said that’s a change from the past when politicians largely overlooked Native issues. “We’re like a third-world country,” she said. “No one really listens to us.” (AP Photo/Kali Robinson)
August 17, 2019 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote. At least seven White House hopefuls have said they'll attend a forum in Sioux City on Monday and Tuesday named for longtime Native...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi says longstanding U.S.-Israel relations can withstand the "weakness" of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barring two members of Congress from visiting the country. Pelosi told The Associated Press on Friday, Aug. 16, that the "weakness of Netanyahu and the weakness of Donald Trump combined" into a policy that's "a no." She's not discouraging other lawmakers from visiting Israel. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 17, 2019 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the "weakness" of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week in barring two members of Congress from visiting the country. Pelosi told The...
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August 17, 2019 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is adding a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries. The White House said last week that President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser plans to visit...
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In this Aug. 9, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 17, 2019 - 12:09 am
As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding...
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August 16, 2019 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington reporter for Playboy says he'll sue over his one-month suspension from the White House. A lawyer for reporter Brian Karem announced plans in a statement Friday to challenge the suspension in federal court. The White House suspended Karem for a month after his heated...
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Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, center, speaks after offering Eid al-Adha prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Ghani is urging the nation to determine its fate without foreign interference as the United States and the Taliban appear to near a peace deal without the Afghan government at the table.(AP Photo/Nishanuddin Khan)
August 16, 2019 - 7:29 pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that "led by the president, we are working diligently on the path...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement _ the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant’s workforce. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 16, 2019 - 7:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees...
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ADDS NAME OF IMMIGRANT - Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks in Spanish to Guatemalan immigrant Agusto Lopez Coronado in Canton, Miss., on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Coronado initially declined to give his name to journalists because of fears of repercussions days after the immigration raids at chicken processing plants in Mississippi. Coronado later identified himself in an interview, saying his wife was arrested in an immigration raid Aug. 7, 2019, while she was working at a chicken processing plant in Canton and she is jailed in Louisiana while he remains in Canton caring for their three children. O’Rourke said he is concerned about people affected by the raids. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)
August 16, 2019 - 5:57 pm
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...
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